Saitama Prefecture plans to start accepting tsunami debris from Iwate prefecture for disposal beginning Sept 6.
Saitama Gov Kiyoshi Ueda said Wednesday that the prefecture will accept about 10,000 tons of mainly wood debris from the town of Noda, TV Asahi reported. The ashes from the incinerated debris will be used by three cement factories and Kumagaya and other cities.
Ueda said that debris will be monitored for radiation before it is shipped from Iwate and that only debris measuring less than 100 becquerels per kilogram will be accepted. He said Saitama will accept debris until next June.© Japan Today