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Japanese government to ease radioactive waste rules via The Chicago Tribune

TOKYO – Japan’s Environment Ministry has formulated draft rules allowing local governments to store designated waste contaminated with radioactive substances from the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant at separate locations under certain criteria. Debate on … Continue reading

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Yaita residents angry over government’s radioactive disposal site proposal via The Mainichi

YAITA, Tochigi — As opposition candidates vying for lower house seats in the upcoming election criticize the national government’s proposal to designate this city as the final disposal site of highly radioactive waste created by the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear … Continue reading

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Tons of tree bark pose new radiation hazard via The Japan Times Online

SENDAI — At least 16,000 tons of radiation-contaminated tree bark and wood chips are piled up in unattended storage spots in lumber mills in Fukushima Prefecture, a local industry group said Wednesday. Compared with limit of 400 becquerels per kilogram … Continue reading

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