Demolition of Houses and other Buildings and Decontamination in Specified Reconstruction and Revitalization Base Areas
When the Prime Minister approves Reconstruction and Revitalization Plans of Specified Reconstruction and Revitalization Base Areas in Restricted Areas made by the relevant municipalities, the demolition of houses and other buildings, decontamination work, development of infrastructure, etc. are conducted in an integrated manner in those areas.
The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) is now carrying out the demolition of houses and other buildings and decontamination work in all Specified Reconstruction and Revitalization Base Areas of Futaba Town, Okuma Town, Namie Town, Tomioka Town, Iitate Village and Katsurao Village based on their plans. Ahead of the full reopening of the JR Joban Line in March 2020, evacuation orders were lifted for some parts around Yonomori Station, Ono Station and Futaba Station among Specified Reconstruction and Revitalization Base Areas in advance of other areas.
At present, toward the lifting of evacuation orders for the entirety of respective areas, the demolition of houses and other buildings and decontamination work are being intensively promoted. As of the end of December 2020, decontamination has been completed for over 70% and the demolition of houses and other buildings has been completed for approximately 79% out of the total number of applications. Specified waste from demolished houses and other buildings is to be buried after volume reduction for disposal at the controlled disposal site managed by the Futaba Regional Municipal Association (Clean Center Futaba), and MOE, the Association and Fukushima Prefectural Government concluded the basic agreement thereon in August 2019.
- Included in this reference material on March 31, 2021