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

Landfill Disposal of Specified Waste at Controlled Landfill Site

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Designated waste, etc. with radioactivity concentrations not exceeding 100,000 Bq/kg generated in Fukushima Prefecture are to be disposed of promptly at the existing controlled landfill site.

In order to implement this project, the national government first asked Fukushima Prefecture for consent to accept the construction of an Interim Storage Facility in December 2013, and then provided explanations to Tomioka Town and Naraha Town, and their assemblies and residents.

In December 2015, consent was obtained from Fukushima Prefecture, Tomioka Town and Naraha Town for the implementation of this project. The national government nationalized the existing controlled landfill site in April 2016 and concluded a safety agreement with Fukushima Prefecture and the two municipalities in June 2016. Preparatory work was conducted thereafter and the transport of waste to the facility was commenced in November 2017. Additionally, the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has endeavored to provide related information positively through the Reprun Fukushima, a specified waste landfill information center, which commenced operation in August 2018.

In order to steadily facilitate disposal of waste contaminated with radioactive materials, utmost efforts will be continued to properly carry out this project with safety as the top priority and to build a stronger relationship of trust with local residents.

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