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The government on Saturday asked three towns in Fukushima Prefecture to create temporary storage facilities for contaminated soil and waste, but none of the municipalities agreed to the proposal.

At a meeting in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, the central government asked the towns of Okuma, Futaba and Naraha to set up temporary sites to store soil and waste contaminated with radioactive fallout from the crippled No. 1 nuclear plant, according to participants.

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