Irradiated soil should be stored in Fukushima for a while: Gemba

National policy minister Koichiro Gemba said Sunday that irradiated soil and sludge to be eliminated from areas around the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant should be stored temporarily in Fukushima Prefecture before final disposal measures are worked out.

Gemba, who doubles as chief policymaker of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, told reporters, ”We should store the soil and sludge somewhere in the prefecture as an interim measure. The national government should be responsible” for the issue.

Source:, via Politics – News – Kyodo News
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