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The Fukushima prefectural government may approve next week the delivery of radioactively contaminated soil and other waste, collected during decontamination work following the 2011 nuclear crisis, to interim storage facilities under construction in the prefecture.

Fukushima Gov. Masao Uchibori may declare the acceptance during a meeting with Environment Minister Yoshio Mochizuki, who plans to visit the prefecture around next Wednesday, according to the sources.

The prefectural government has begun discussing the timing with Futaba and Okuma, the town hosting the sites, they said.

Work to build the facilities began earlier in February after the prefectural government agreed with the construction in August last year.But the prefectural government has yet to approve the delivery, saying decisions on the two issues are separate.

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Fukushima Pref. to accept delivery of radioactively contaminated waste (Mainichi Newspaper)

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