Tokyo, April 13 (Jiji Press)–The Japanese government plans to complete its decontamination work in three municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture in one to two years, the Environment Ministry said Friday.
The decontamination work will be completed by the end of the current fiscal year to March 2013 in the city of Tamura and by the end of March 2014 in the town of Naraha and the village of Kawauchi.
They are among 11 Fukushima municipalities where the central government will directly carry out decontamination work.
This is the first time decontamination programs have been drawn up for any of the 11 municipalities in the northeastern prefecture that hosts Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s <9501> disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
The work will cover 4,200 hectares in Tamura, 10,000 hectares in Naraha and 8,100 hectares in Kawauchi.