• Kyodo


Japan’s nuclear power plants have over 57,000 tons of large equipment that have, or will in time, become radioactive industrial waste and may be destined to be disposed of overseas, a tally of electric power company data has shown.

The scale of the would-be hazardous waste underscores an ongoing move within the government to re-examine a rule banning the exports of radioactive waste at a time when few municipalities are willing to accept such waste.

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