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The Fukushima prefectural government approved on Tuesday the delivery of radioactively contaminated soil and other waste, generated during cleanup work after the 2011 nuclear crisis, to interim storage facilities currently under construction in the prefecture.

To help accelerate the decontamination activities, the central government is seeking to begin moving radioactive waste to the interim storage sites by March 11.

Work to build a makeshift storage yard at the facilities began earlier in February, but Fukushima Gov. Masao Uchibori had yet to approve the delivery, saying decisions on the facility construction and delivery of the radioactive waste are two separate issues.

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Fukushima OKs delivery of radioactive soil to interim storage (Mainichi Newspaper)


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