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Japan starts removing debris around Fukushima nuke plant
Publication Date : 02-02-2013
Japan's environment ministry began removing debris from the Great East Japan Earthquake in Odaka Ward, Minami-Soma, in Fukushima Prefecture on Friday, in the government's first attempt to clear debris in a former no-entry zone.
Odaka Ward had been designated as a restricted access area in principle until April, when the restriction was lifted.
The tsunami triggered by the March 2011 earthquake created about 20,200 cubic meters of debris in the Tsukabara district along the coast.