1 year after Great East Japan Earthquake

The central government on March 10 unveiled a plan to build temporary storage sites for soil and debris contaminated with radioactive materials from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in three towns in Fukushima Prefecture, while requesting their cooperation.

The government is planning to dispose of disaster debris by the end of fiscal 2013 by establishing temporary incinerators at two locations in the south and north of Futaba county. It intends to deliver ash from the incinerators and disaster debris with radioactive cesium of 100,000 becquerels per kilogram or less to a disposal site managed by the private sector in Tomioka. Read more

(Fukushima Minpo, 11 March 2012)