Water tanks at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture. Photo: Reuters Water tanks at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture. Photo: Reuters
Water tanks at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture. Photo: Reuters
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As Japan searches for nuclear waste dump, needy Hokkaido villages take cash bait despite radiation dangers

  • Local councils in Suttsu and Kamoenai have given their consent to start a process that could make them hosts to a vast storage bunker for radioactive waste
  • Environmental groups caution that the long-term cost may far outweigh the short-term cash boost the two villages will receive from the project

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Water tanks at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture. Photo: Reuters Water tanks at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture. Photo: Reuters
Water tanks at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture. Photo: Reuters
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