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More than half of the prefectures polled by the Environment Ministry do not plan to accept quake and tsunami debris from disaster-stricken Tohoku, it was learned Saturday.

Their reluctance to help dispose of the debris reflects local fears of radiation contamination from the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, which suffered multiple meltdowns after the March 11 quake and tsunami and plastered the area with fallout, local government officials said.

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