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Low-level Radioactive Waste

Low-level radioactive wastes from nuclear power plants are mainly work clothes, gloves and paper used for operation and maintenance of the plants, and enriched liquid waste.

They are incinerated or compressed to reduce their volume or solidified with cement and asphalt and then packed in metal drums.
These metal drums are safely shipped and laid underground in the Low-level Radioactive Waste Storage Center in Rokkasho village, Aomori prefecture. They will be monitored until they have no adverse impact on the environment.

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