The U.S. Department of Defense hopes to ship over 3,000 tons of materials containing polychlorinated biphenyls stored at military bases in Japan to the United States for recycling or disposal, officials at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo said Wednesday.

The department will release an environmental assessment of the shipping procedure finding “no significant impact,” but recommending that the materials be transported to the U.S. instead of stored indefinitely, the U.S. officials said.

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