Japan cleans up only 5% of tsunami rubble

Japan has cleared up just five percent of the rubble left by last years earthquake and tsunami, the government said Tuesday, amid fears it has been contaminated following the Fukushima nuclear accident.The twin disasters, which devastated the northeastern coastal communities last year, left almost 23 million tonnes of rubble in the hardest-hit prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima alone.Getting rid of the giant piles of debris is essential for communities in the disaster zone to be rebuilt.

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