Hosono makes new debris plea to Fukushima towns via The Japan Times Online

Environment Minister Goshi Hosono repeated his request Saturday for temporary storage sites to be built in towns around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant for radiation-tainted soil and debris before its eventual disposal.

But representatives of Naraha, one of the three towns targeted, refused to budge, according to people who attended a meeting Saturday in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture. Naraha’s municipal authorities have been based in Iwaki since the nuclear crisis began.


But that wasn’t enough to convince them. “How could our children live in such an environment?” one official asked. “Is there any guarantee that government will secure the location for the final dump site?”

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