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The Fukushima Prefectural Government is set to allow interim storage facilities for radioactive waste from the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant disaster to be built in two towns in the prefecture, as long as it can reach a payment deal with them.

Contaminated soil has been sitting at temporary storage sites, getting in the way of decontamination work and recovery efforts. To alleviate this problem, the national government is aiming to have interim storage facilities built and operating from January next year.

If the prefectural government secures agreements from the two municipal governments, it will give the national government the OK to move forward on constructing the facilities. Fukushima Gov. Yuhei Sato is aiming to seal an agreement before the next Cabinet reshuffle, scheduled for Sept. 3.

 <Media Report>

Fukushima Prefecture aims for agreement from local towns on nuclear waste storage (Mainichi Newspaper)

 


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