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An Environment Ministry panel is saying that it is possible to build interim facilities in three towns, namely Okuma, Naraha and Futaba in Fukushima Prefecture to store soil contaminated by the nuclear catastrophe because they have enough solid ground to build such facilities.

However, officials of the three towns remain cautious about hosting the facilities.

The ministry will compile concrete plans to build the facilities and the minister will visit Fukushima to ask the three towns to host them. The facilities, which would commence operations in January 2015, would store tainted soil and incinerated ash from areas contaminated by the 2011 meltdowns at Fukushima No. 1.
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Ministry panel eyes three Fukushima towns for storage of tainted soil(Japan Times)


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