Saturday, November 19, 2011

NHK: Debris in sea from March 11th will be cleared

Majia here: The problem with the proposed policy is that it requires prefectures and municipalities to assume responsibility for removing the debris and it promotes incineration of these debris. Local governments lacking national support for dealing with radioactive debris may feel they have no option but to incinerate them.

From the article:

"...the debris is impeding navigation of vessels in and out of ports and fishing activities, which have resumed after the disaster.

The Environment Ministry and Land and Transport Ministry worked out guidelines to clear away the debris and informed the 7 prefectures, including Hokkaido and Chiba.

The guidelines say that the debris at fishing ports should be cleared away by prefectures and local municipalities by the end of this year.

...All the gathered debris will be incinerated or put into a landfill by the end of March 2014...."

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