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About 80% outside the prefecture do not know the details of the final disposal of “decontaminated soil” in Fukushima Prefecture | NHK

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A survey by the Ministry of the Environment found that nearly 80% of people outside the prefecture said they did not know about the details of the final disposal of soil generated by decontamination in Fukushima Prefecture. increase.

The Ministry of the Environment has been conducting an internet survey five years ago to know the current interest and awareness of the current state of interest and awareness of the recycling of soil from decontamination in the interim storage facility in Fukushima Prefecture. The rest have answered.

Of these, 1,680 people who responded for the first time this time were asked if they knew that the soil from the decontamination process had to be disposed of outside of Fukushima Prefecture by March 2045.
Those who answered “I knew it well” and “I had heard of it and knew a little about it” were
▽ While the total of people in Fukushima Prefecture was 51.6%,
▽ It was 20.5% for people outside Fukushima Prefecture.

For people outside of Fukushima Prefecture,
A total of 79.5% of respondents answered that they “have heard of it but don’t know anything about it” or “haven’t heard of it”. is the issue.

The Ministry of the Environment plans to conduct demonstration projects at Shinjuku Gyoen in Shinjuku and facilities of the Ministry of the Environment in Tokorozawa City, Saitama Prefecture, toward the recycling of soil left over from decontamination. In response, the start date, which was originally scheduled for this fiscal year, is undecided.

The Ministry of the Environment
▽ Holding a forum for citizens on the theme of disposal of soil generated by decontamination,
▽ In addition to continuing site tours of revitalization projects being carried out in Fukushima Prefecture,
We are trying to foster understanding by considering effective approaches for each age group.

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