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The government said Wednesday it will earmark in the fiscal 2014 budget plan about ¥100 billion as part of the costs to purchase land to build “interim” storage facilities for radioactive waste generated as a result of land decontamination from fallout from Fukushima No. 1 atomic plant disaster.

It is expected to spend about ¥1 trillion to construct and maintain the facilities, which it hopes to use from January 2015.

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