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Work began Friday to transport 10 tons of debris caused by last year’s earthquake and tsunami from Yamada, a coastal town in Iwate Prefecture, to Shimada, Shizuoka Prefecture.

Shimada, which plans to incinerate 5,000 tons of debris a year from Yamada and Otsuchi in Iwate, is so far the only place aside from Tokyo and municipalities in the disaster-hit Tohoku region to be engaged in the disposal of debris from the disaster.

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