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The government has agreed to Fukushima prefecture’s request to build intermediate storage facilities for holding radioactive waste in just two towns, instead of the three originally proposed.

Environment Minister Nobuteru Ishihara and Reconstruction Minister Takumi Nemoto presented the revised plan to Fukushima Governor Yuhei Sato at the prefectural government office on March 27.

The central government’s original plan, presented in December, called for building intermediate storage facilities in the towns of Okuma, Futaba and Naraha to handle waste generated by decontamination work in the prefecture.

The prefectural government asked Naraha to be excluded as a candidate site because residents from the town are expected to be allowed to return in the not-too-distant future.

According to the revised plan by the Environment Ministry, new facilities will only be built in Okuma and Futaba, which co-host the Fukushima No. 1 plant. Those facilities will take the waste that was to be stored in Naraha.
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Government agrees to radioactive waste facilities in 2 Fukushima towns (Asahi Newspaper)


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