Workers began building temporary storage facilities near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant to store contaminated soil and other waste collected during cleanup work across Fukushima Prefecture on Tuesday, reports Japan Times.
The project will cost ¥1.1 trillion, which the central government will provide.
The reclamation process was stopped at the "Fukushima-1" and "Fukushima-2" nuclear power plants due to an accident in January that resulted in the death of two workers. After the mishap, the company-operator declared an emergency and decided to review security measures at the facility to prevent the recurrence of similar accidents.