January 22, 2022
An incineration facility is expected to start full-scale operations in March to burn trees and other materials cut down to secure land for storage tanks for contaminated and treated water at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The amount of waste from the decommissioning of the plant continues to increase, and much of it is being stored outdoors. TEPCO hopes to reduce the amount of waste by incineration and eliminate outdoor storage by FY2028.
The facility is a five-story building. It will incinerate wood, paper and other combustible materials contained in debris, as well as waste oil, and will process up to 95 tons per day.