Location of Hirono in Fukushima Prefecture
|• Total||58.39 km2 (22.54 sq mi)|
|• Density||97/km2 (250/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Website||Town of Hirono|
In the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, the town was included in the emergency evacuation preparation zone. The town's management, however, recommended that all residents evacuate and all civic services were shut down. The town's government returned and reopened on March 1, 2012.
The fossil-fuel powered Hirono Power Station located directly at the Pacific Ocean about 3 km north of the town was also damaged by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Tepco managed to returned the power station to operation four months later.
Media related to Hirono, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons
- Hirono official website (Japanese) (some English content)
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