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Radioactive waste disposal presents growing crisis for Japan

Published 11/04/2011, Associated Press

Goshi Hosono, the country's nuclear crisis minister, said today that Japan has yet to come up with a comprehensive plan for how to dispose of the irradiated waste that has been accumulating since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that killed nearly 20,000 people. Cleaning up the area and compensating residents is expected to cost trillions of yen -- tens of billions of U.S. dollars.

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