07 Aug '11, 5am

Ray of light in Japan debris cleanup

Ray of light in Japan debris cleanup

The Yomiuri Shimbun/Asia News Network Sunday, Aug 07, 2011 JAPAN - The mounds of debris from the March 11 disaster dumped in residential areas and near temporary shelters are expected to be completely removed this month, an Environment Ministry survey has found. The removal of debris, which has given off choking dust, blocked traffic and emitted a foul stench in some areas, is a symbol of progress on the path to recovery about five months after the devastating earthquake and tsunami. However, this positive forecast only applies to debris left in residential areas. Some disaster-hit municipalities are finding it difficult to clear all the wreckage and waste by the government-set target date of the end of next March. The ministry surveyed 32 coastal municipal governments in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, except for five towns in no-go zones near the crippled Fukush...

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