via The Japan Times / August 5, 2012 /

Almost 90 percent of the public supports the disposal of tsunami debris outside disaster-hit areas, a Cabinet Office survey showed Saturday.

Some 88.3 percent of respondents said the incineration of debris by municipalities nationwide should be promoted, with just 8.8 percent opposed, according to the survey.

The government has asked prefectures and municipalities outside the Tohoku region, which bore the full brunt of the Great East Japan Earthquake, to accept radiation-free debris from Iwate and Miyagi, two of the worst-affected prefectures.

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