Japan nuclear waste disposal raises fears

The government's plan to find an underground disposal site has raised concerns over long-term safety.

Last updated: 21 Mar 2014 05:32
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Japan's government has encountered oppostion to find an underground disposal site for nuclear waste. 

As Japan prepares to begin nuclear power generation again - after safety reviews carried out in the wake of the Fukushima disaster - there is increased focus on the long-term problem of nuclear waste. 

The government plans to find an underground disposal site but campaigners say Japan is not a safe place to bury highly radioactive materials.

Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from Horonobe, Japan. 


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