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BOOKLET to Provide Basic Information Regarding Health Effects of Radiation (4th edition)

Interim Storage Facility for Removed Soil and Waste

Interim Storage Facility for Removed Soil and Waste_Figure

At the ISF, the following are to be stored:

(i) Removed soil and waste (e.g. fallen leaves and branches, etc.) generated due to decontamination work in Fukushima Prefecture;

(ii) Incineration ash with radioactivity concentration exceeding 100,000 Bq/kg.

The ISF is a facility to safely and intensively manage and store the above until final disposal outside the prefecture within 30 years after the commencement of interim storage. It is comprised of Reception/Separation Facilities, Soil Storage Facilities, and Waste Storage Facilities, etc.

Consent to accept the construction of the ISF was obtained from Fukushima Prefecture in September 2014 and from Okuma Town and Futaba Town in January 2015. The total area of the planned site is approx. 16 km2, almost the same area as Shibuya Ward in Tokyo. By the end of December 2022, the national government acquired land of approx. 1,280 ha (approx. 80.0% of the total sites). The national government considers it most important to obtain understanding on the ISF project, not to mention building a relationship of trust with landowners, and is committed to continuing efforts while providing sufficient explanations to landowners.

  • Included in this reference material on January 18, 2016
  • Updated on March 31, 2023
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