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Tokyo guarantees debris plan is safe via The Japan Times Online

A plan to help rebuild the Tohoku region has sparked controversy in Tokyo after the metropolitan government said Sept. 28 it would burn and store debris and other waste from Miyagi and Iwate prefectures that could be tainted with radiation from the Fukushima No. 1 power plant.

Tokyo plans to take about 500,000 tons of debris and waste from Iwate and Miyagi prefectures over a three-year period, starting with 1,000 tons from Miyako in Iwate later this month.

But of the 900 telephone calls and emails from residents commenting on the matter through Wednesday, about 730 were against the plan, while around 100 were supportive, the metropolitan government said.

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