March 11, 2012, Press Conference by Prime Minister Yoshiniko Noda
"The issue of the wide-area disposal of debris is one that the Government must take an active role. The noble spirit of the Japanese people in providing assistance to each at the time of the disaster has been praised around the world. I believe that the national character of the Japanese people will now be tested once again, and the wide-area disposal of debris is a symbolic challenge. In addition to the assistance measures for local governments that are willing to accept debris and have already announced their willingness - namely, measurement of radiation volumes at disposal sites, construction of disposal sites and support for increased waste disposal expenses - I would like to proceed with three new measures."
Three New Measures:
Press Conference by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, March 11, 2012(Full text)
Ministerial Meeting on the Advancement of Disaster Waste Management, March 13, 2012 (The Prime Minister in Action)