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Radioactive waste in Chiba to be put in TEPCO site

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The Japanese government is planning to store radioactive waste in Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, at a site owned by the operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear power plant.

The government has been in the process of selecting a site to dispose of about 3,687 tons of radioactive waste. It was collected in 10 cities in the prefecture after the 2011 nuclear accident in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan.

It plans to build a storage facility on the 760,000 square-meter premises of a power station in Chiba City, which is operated by Tokyo Electric Power Company.

The site is located in an industrial area along Tokyo Bay. It is several kilometers away from residential areas.

The government plans to find sites to permanently store radioactive waste with cesium levels of more than 8,000 becquerels per kilogram.

It intends to build storage facilities in 5 prefectures near Fukushima.

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