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60,000 tons of Fukushima's radioactive mud will be handled by Niigata gov't

60,000 tons of Fukushima's radioactive mud will be handled by Niigata gov't --Fukushima's mass of radioactive mud is growing by 5,000 tons per year | 09 Jan 2019 | The Niigata prefectural government said Tuesday it will dispose of radioactive mud that has been stored since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and ask the operator of the crisis-hit plant to shoulder the costs. The prefecture in central Japan, located about 200 kilometers from the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, has stored around 60,000 tons of mud containing radioactive cesium and requested Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc since 2012 to dispose of it. But the operator has refused, saying it is not able to handle industrial waste.