A lease contract for a tract of land which Minamisoma City is using to temporarily store decontaminated waste material from the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will not be renewed.
The land is located in Minamisoma City's Ichihara-cho Ward. The city signed a three-year lease contract with the land owner which is valid until next March, NTV reported. However, renewal of the contract has been opposed by local residents since a rice paddy field improvement project in the area had already been planned before the March 11, 2011 disaster.
The city has given up on renewing the contract and is planning to look for a new interim site to store decontaminated waste material.
Many other "temporary" storage sites in Fukushima Prefecture are also nearing the end of their leases, local government officials said.© Japan Today