• Kyodo


Toyama and Iwate prefectures signed a disaster debris memorandum Monday stating that Toyama will conditionally help Iwate store and incinerate the mountains of waste generated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

The conditions set out by Gov. Takakazu Ishii and Iwate Gov. Takuya Tasso include prior consent from residents near disposal facilities in Toyama and radiation levels for cesium below the central government’s limit of 100 becquerels per kilogram of debris.

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