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Tomioka
富岡町
Town
Location of Tomioka in Fukushima
Location of Tomioka in Fukushima
 
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima
District Futaba District
Area
 • Total 68.47 km2 (26.44 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 16,078
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Address
979-1192
Website Town of Tomioka

Tomioka (富岡町 Tomioka-machi) is a Japanese town in Fukushima Prefecture on the island of Honshu.

History

Tomioka is close to Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The town is inside the 20 km exclusion zone which was created after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011. Animals still live in the Tomioka "no-go zone".

The Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Plant is partly in Tomioka. The town government has moved temporarily to Kōriyama since 17 March 2011.

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