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The Miyagi Prefectural Government is set to allow the national government to conduct a survey on three candidate sites in the prefecture for a final disposal facility for waste contaminated with radioactive substances emanating from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.Miyagi Gov. Yoshihiro Murai will notify Environment Minister Nobuteru Ishihara of the decision possibly within this week.

However, efforts to select a site are expected to pose a challenge to the central government as three municipalities hosting the candidate sites — Kurihara, Taiwa and Kami — have voiced opposition to building such a final disposal facility in their areas. Kami Mayor Hirofumi Inomata has refused to cooperate with the ministry survey, and even suggested that his town government will file a lawsuit demanding a ban on the national government from going ahead with the survey.
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Miyagi Pref. agrees to gov’t survey on disposal site for Fukushima radioactive waste (Mainichi Newspaper)


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