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Fukushima Pref. Govt Accepts ‘Temporary’ Radioactive Waste Storage

via channelnewsasia.com / September 1, 2014 / The governor of disaster-struck Fukushima agreed on Monday (Sep 1) to accept the "temporary" storage of nuclear waste from the Japanese accident, paving the way for an end to a years-long standoff. Yuhei Sato has been cajoled and lavished with the ...

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Fukushima Towns Look Set To Bite On New Offer Of More Money For Storage Facilities

via Asahi Shimbun / August 9th, 2014 / The central government has offered to double the amount of grants to be paid if local municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture accept the construction of temporary storage facilities for radioactive debris produced by the 2011 nuclear accident. In talks A ...

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Japanese Government To Provide $3 bil. For Fukushima

via NHK World / August 8, 2014 / The Japanese government plans to provide a subsidy of about three billion dollars over 30 years for regional development in Fukushima Prefecture. The grant is to be offered when local communities agree to build temporary storage facilities for highly radioactive w ...

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Persistent Nuclear Waste From Fukushima Inhibits Restarts

By Clint Richards / The Diplomat / July 30, 2014 / After months of attempting to negotiate with local residents in Fukushima, the Japanese government has abandoned its attempt to purchase land to store nuclear waste from the stricken Fukushima Daiichi reactors. Storing nuclear waste and preventin ...

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Japanese Government Offers Fukushima Pref. ¥230b To Host Storage Facilities

via Japan Times / July 30, 2014 / The administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has offered to pay the Fukushima Prefectural Government ¥230 billion over the next 30 years if the prefecture hosts temporary storage facilities for soil tainted by radiation from the March 2011 nuclear disaster, N ...

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Environment Minister visits Fukushima in latest apology over cash-for-storage gaffe

via The Japan Times / June 23, 2014 / Environment Minister Nobuteru Ishihara on Monday apologized again for making a remark suggesting that the issue of where to store contaminated soil from the damaged Fukushima No. 1 power plant was a matter of handing out money. This time Ishihara made the ...

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Nuclear waste disposal facility locations difficult to locate in Japan

A model of the NUMO nuclear waste storage facility design. (Courtesy of NUMO) via Enformable.com / February 25, 2014 / This week NUMO submitted a proposal to a government-commissioned panel of experts which proposed new methods for choosing locations for burying radioactive nuclear waste. ...

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