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Ministry plans tests on reusing Fukushima soil in Tokyo area via Asahi Shimbun

The Environment Ministry is eyeing the Tokyo metropolitan area for its first trial runs outside Fukushima Prefecture on reusing soil decontaminated after the 2011 nuclear disaster, The Asahi Shimbun learned on Dec. 6. The ministry said the tests will take … Continue reading

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Decontamination waste disposal ‘to cost $3.7 bil.’via NHK World

[…] The decontamination work in Fukushima Prefecture is expected to produce 14 million cubic meters of waste such as soil and plants. A law stipulates that these materials will have to be disposed of outside the prefecture by 2045. The … Continue reading

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Radioactive soil plan casts shadow over Fukushima village via Japan Times

Fukushima Minpo. September 11, 2020 Keiko Shigihara, 58, soaks up the summer sun as she looks over her property in the village of Iitate in Fukushima Prefecture, from where she evacuated after the meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear … Continue reading

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Ministry to test growing veggies on cleansed soil in Fukushima via Asahi Shimbun

By Mutsumi Mitobe […] Many people are opposed to reusing the soil, saying, “It will spread contamination.” At a news conference on May 1, Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi acknowledged, “I strongly recognize the fact that there are people who are opposing (the … Continue reading

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Fukushima: Reuse of radioactive soil could cut costs by 1.5 trillion yen: ministry estimate via Mainichi Shimbun

Behind the Environment Ministry’s controversial decision to allow reuse of highly radioactive soil emanating from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in public works projects was an estimate that the reuse could cut the costs of reducing radiation levels of such soil … Continue reading

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