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The Fukushima governor told two Cabinet ministers he will accept a central government plan to store radioactive waste from decontamination following the March 2011 nuclear disaster for up to 30 years in the prefecture.

Present at their meeting in Fukushima city were the mayors of Okuma and Futaba towns, planned sites of the storage facilities near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant where the devastating earthquake and tsunami triggered the nuclear disaster.

The central government will soon start negotiations with some 2,000 landowners in the two towns on storage facility construction in a bid to begin waste transportation to these towns by January.
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Fukushima gov. tells ministers of acceptance of radioactive waste (Mainichi Newspaper)


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