About 25% of earthquake and tsunami debris dealt with
News On Japan via NHKReloaded -- Sep 08
Japan's environment minister says about a fourth of the debris generated by the March 11th earthquake and tsunami last year in the country's 3 most affected prefectures has been dealt with.
Goshi Hosono told reporters on Friday that 4.4 million tons, or about 24.5 percent, of debris from Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures had been incinerated, buried or recycled as of the end of last month.
The ministry estimates the total amount of debris from the coastal areas of the 3 prefectures at 18 million tons.
The government has set the end of March 2014 as a target for completing the disposal. It says it hopes to deal with about 60 percent of debris from Iwate and Miyagi prefectures by the end of March next year.
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