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Farmers stuck with radioactive rice straw via The Japan Times Online

Farmers in eight prefectures have 7,200 tons of rice straw containing radioactive materials that at present there are no plans to dispose of, agriculture ministry officials confirmed Tuesday, without identifying the prefectures.

Many farmers thus have no choice but to keep the contaminated straw in their storage facilities or other sites because local opposition is preventing them from incinerating the straw, ministry official Masahiro Seki said.

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