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U.S. base has nuke disaster waste via The Japan Times

Sasebo Nagasaki Pref. — The municipal government of Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, will ask the central government to promptly dispose of radioactive waste being stored by the U.S. Navy at the Sasebo Naval Base, city officials said Friday.

The waste is from the U.S. military’s relief efforts following the March 11 disaster.

The materials include cleaning cloth and other items used to decontaminate aircraft, the officials said. They contain low levels of radioactive substances, most likely from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

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