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Namie
浪江町
Town
Location of Namie in Fukushima
Location of Namie in Fukushima
 
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima
District Futaba District
Area
 • Total 223.10 km2 (86.14 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 22,068
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Zelkova
- Flower Hymenanthes Rhododendron
Website Town of Namie

Namie (浪江町 Namie-machi) is a Japanese town in Fukushima Prefecture on the island of Honshu.

History

Namie was damaged in the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.

In April 2011, the Japanese government made people leave here because of radiation from the Fukushima I nuclear accidents.

Before people left, stone from a quarry in Namie was sent to make concrete for about 60 buildings. The stone and the concrete is radioactive.

The people who used to live in Namie are called "nuclear refugees".

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