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Japan launches construction of toxic waste storage

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Japan launches construction of toxic waste storage

Construction of major storage, intended to hold radiologically contaminated waste during 30 years, starts in Fukushima Prefecture, representatives of the Environmental Ministry of Japan announced, The Asahi Shimbun reports on the 15th of November.


The area of a new storage will amount to 16 square meters and it will contain up to 22 million cubic meters of materials, contaminated with radioactive fall-outs over the course of a disaster at Fukushima-1 NPP in March 2011.

The facility will be located in the vicinity of villages of Futaba and Okuma. The first batch of radioactive waste will be delivered to the storage in autumn of 2017. We should remind you that the Environmental Ministry of Japan planned to open new storage of radioactive waste as early as in January 2015, but about 90% of land owners in the area denied to sell their plots of land.

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