Aichi Pref. eyes thermal plant premises to accept quake debris
NAGOYA (Kyodo) — Aichi Gov. Hideaki Omura said Sunday he is making final arrangements with Chubu Electric Power Co. to build an incinerator and waste disposal site for debris from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami at a local thermal power plant.
Omura told Kyodo News that he decided in late February to help disaster-hit areas in northeastern Japan dispose of the massive amounts of debris still piling up, and has asked the local utility serving central Japan about borrowing part of the premises in Hekinan.
The firm admitted having received such a request from the governor, without elaborating, saying the prefecture is still considering the idea.
If realized, the prefectural government will set up its own safety standards and release results of radiation monitoring during a test run, along with other data, to help win acceptance from the…
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