Friday, July 28, 2017

Japan plans to build underground repositories for radioactive waste

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The Japanese government on Friday unveiled a plan for the long-term storage of highly radioactive waste from the disaster-struck Fukushima and other nuclear power plants in the country that involves placing the waste in underground repositories in coastal areas.

The government hopes to begin talks with local authorities in September to get their approval for the repositories after explaining the technical advantages and logistics of every area and gaining the understanding of the citizens, Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko said at a press conference on Friday.

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