Tokyo, March 4 (Jiji Press)–Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said Sunday his government will provide financial assistance to local governments that accept debris from last year’s disasters that hit northeastern Japan for disposal.
The central government will give financial support to help local governments check such debris for radioactive contamination, Noda said on a television program.
Depending on circumstances, the central government will carry out such checks by itself, he said.
“Radiation checks are the sole way to dispel concerns,” Noda said.
Noda also said his government will provide financial help to local governments expanding or building disposal facilities to accept debris from the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami.