On March 31, 2012, the Minister of Environment & Nuclear Disaster Minister Goshi Hosono held a street campaign at Kyoto Station to persuade local people to deal with debris from Iwate and Miyagi prefectures.
Locals protested, concerned about nuclear radiation contamination and other public health (dioxin, asbestos, hexavalent chromium...) issues.
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MPORTANTMore info: • "Government tabs 3 towns [Futaba, Okuma, Naraha] as dump sites for nuclear debris" (Asahi, March 11, 2012)
Local authorities around Japan have been given until April 6th to give their decision regarding whether or not to accept radioactive debris for incineration.
See the details here and info on how to put pressure on your local authority
行動を起こしましょう! 圧力をかける方法: Don't Spread Gareki
You can check whether your local authority has already accepted debris (last updated March 30th)
• "Asbestos, dioxin threats in Japan tsunami rubble" (Physorg.com, April, 28, 2011)
• "Hosono asks 43 prefectures to take debris from Tohoku" (Japan Today, Oct. 5, 2011)
• "Goshi Hosono Short on Facts on Debris-Peddling Commercial" (EXSKF, March 18. 2012)
• YouTube video of the recent Hosono advertisement asking Japanese prefectures to burn Tohoku debris, dissected by EXSKF, above.
• "A new nightmare: Radioactive ash has nowhere to go" (Asahi, Feb. 29, 2012)
• "Cesium in incinerator dust across east Japan (Kyodo, Aug. 28, 2011)