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TOTTORI — Mayor Shinichiro Yasuda of Misasa, Tottori Prefecture, visited the prefectural government Aug. 19 to announce opposition to plans to temporarily store uranium-tainted remnant earth near his town.

Yasuda called on Deputy Gov. Yoshinaga Komoto later in the day and delivered a formal municipal refusal to accept the storage plan, noting it would be difficult to secure local support.

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