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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Friday began storing tsunami debris from Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, for incineration after conducting test burns about two months ago to determine whether the ash would present a public radiation hazard.

Tokyo is also taking in tsunami debris from Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, and eventually plans to dispose of a combined 500,000 tons of rubble from the two struggling prefectures.

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