Debris Shipments from Miyagi Reduced to Third

Following up this article..Mothers protested against accepting debris to be ignored

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Sendai, Miyagi Pref., May 21 (Jiji Press)–The estimated amount of disaster debris to be shipped for disposal outside Miyagi Prefecture has been reduced to a third of its initial estimate of 3.54 million tons after a review, the prefectural government said Monday.
Since a larger-than-expected amount of debris was found to have been washed away into the sea and the number of homes that need to be taken down for reconstruction has also been found to be smaller, the total volume of debris the prefecture will send out for disposal is now seen at 1.27 million tons, officials said.
In addition, increased access to disposal facilities within the prefecture as well as efforts to recycle ashes of disposed debris have boosted the overall disposal capacity inside the prefecture by up to 950,000 tons to 5.49 million tons.
After the review, the total amount of debris to be processed within the prefecture has been reduced by 4.31 million tons from the initial calculation of 11.07 million tons to 6.76 million tons.
Of the 1.27 million tons that will be sent out for disposal from Miyagi, 130,000 tons are already scheduled to be shipped to places outside the prefecture.





  1. I’ve been following your stories but I am still unclear regarding whether or not Okinawa Prefecture will be accepting any nuclear contaminated debris. Can you report on the latest developements for Okinawa?

  2. FUKUSHIMA DIARY – Les expéditions de déchets depuis Miyagi réduites au tiers de leur valeur initiale
    Par Mochizuki le 24 mai 2012.

    Sendai, Miyagi Pref., 21 mai (Jiji Press) – La quantité totale estimée de débris de la catastrophe devant être envoyés dans des dépotoirs extérieurs à la préfecture de Miyagi a été réduite au tiers de sa valeur initiale, elle est estimée à 3,54 millions de tonnes après réexamen, a annoncé le Conseil Général lundi dernier.

    Depuis qu’une quantité de déchets bien plus grande qu’attendue s’est révélée avoir été emportée par la mer et que le nombre de maisons devant être détruites pour être reconstruites a aussi été diminué, le volume total de débris que la préfecture va devoir exporter est à présent estimé à 1,27 million de tonnes, selon des responsables.

    De plus, l’augmentation des décharges disponibles dans la préfecture conjuguée avec les efforts de recyclage des cendres des déchets ont renforcé la capacité globale de la préfecture en la portant de 950 000 T à 5 490 000 T.

    Après réexamen, la quantité totale de déchets à traiter à l’intérieur de la préfecture s’est réduit à 4,31 millions de tonnes, le calcul initial de 11,07 millions de tonnes est maintenant porté à 6,76 millions de tonnes.

    Sur les 1,27 millions de tonnes qui seront envoyées à l’extérieur de Miyagi, l’expédition de 130 000 tonnes est déjà planifiée.


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