What is "Reprun Fukushima"?
As part of efforts for open communication of information related to the specified waste landfill project, the Ministry of the Environment opened Reprun Fukushima in August 2018. This is a specified landfill information facility located in Tomioka Town, Futaba County, Fukushima Prefecture. By introducing the contents of the specified waste landfill project and programs for ensuring safety, and by openly disclosing the latest information including the progress of disposal and monitoring results, it aims to help alleviate questions and unease among local residents and ensure peace of mind, as well as to promote understanding of project safety by a wide range of persons within and beyond the prefecture.
Programs for environmental regeneration in Fukushima
These hands-on permanent exhibits are based on the concepts of moving, touching, and playing.
Visitors can learn about an overview and the necessity of the specified waste landfill project, safety measures, the progress status, and other matters through hands-on experiences with permanent exhibits utilizing digital contents.
The facility staff will carefully explain the exhibits and the environmental regeneration programs of the Ministry of the Environment, centering on the specified waste landfill project.
Through experience-type exhibits, learn about the disposal process of removed soil and waste, and about measures to ensure safety and security.
A broad range of contents have been prepared that can provide enjoyable learning about the properties of radiation for everyone from children to adults.
Adjacent monitoring field
Directly behind the facility is a field where visitors can experience actual environmental monitoring through activities such as measuring the air dose rate, investigating water quality, and measuring radioactivity concentration in the soil.
A field where visitors can actually experience monitoring
Promote understanding of radiation through actual experience of measurment
See the specified waste landfill site for yourself
Tours of the specified waste landfill site and cement solidification facility
As one part of openly communicating information about the specified waste landfill project, tours for visitors are conducted of the specified waste landfill site and cement solidification facility. (*Reservations are necessary.) Participants can see the actual conditions of the facility and of waste treatment and disposal.
At the landfill site, participants can listen to an explanation from an observation platform at the facility and learn about the actual landfill conditions.
At the cement solidification disposal facility, participants can view the actual solidification process from a pathway that runs outside the facility.
Reprun Fukushima (Specified Waste Landfill Information Center)
|Open hours||9:00 – 17:00|
On Mondays, year-end and New Year holidays
* Open when Monday is a holiday (closed on the following weekday)
Address: 526-7 Oaza Koriyama Ota, Tomioka-cho, Futaba-gun, Fukushima-ken
|TEL||0240-23-7781 (9:00 – 17:00)|
Specified Waste Landfill Information Center: Tours of the cement solidification facility
Tours of the specified waste landfill site
Available tour times: Tuesday – Saturday (Not available Sundays and days when Reprun Fukushima is closed)
10:30 start – 11:30 end
14:00 start – 15:00 end
* A staff member will accompany you during the tour. The number of participants in each tour is expected to be around 20. Elementary school age children and younger persons must be accompanied by a guardian.
As part of providing open information about the Specified Waste Landfill Project, we offer tours of the landfill site that are available to visitors. By actually seeing the conditions of the facility and landfill for yourself, you can learn in further detail about the project and about the safety measures involved.
Tours of the specified waste landfill site for ordinary visitors require an advance reservation. Please read "Requests Concerning the Tour" and complete the necessary items in the "Tour Request Form", then send it by FAX or email to Reprun Fukushima.
Solidification facility for cement solidification prior to landfill emplacement
Waste that can be relatively easily elute radioactive cesium from (such as incinerator fly ash and mixed ash) is treated by cement solidification in advance so that it can be disposed of safely in the landfill. The cement solidification facility is located in the Namikura District of Naraha Town, and tours of it are available as well as of the specified waste disposal facility.
* Tours of the cement solidification facility for ordinary visitors are available only as a set with tours of the specified waste landfill site. Requests must be made in advance. Please contact us for details.
* Please be aware that requests for tours may be refused depending on the details of the tour request.
Specified waste landfill site
713 Tomioka-cho Oaza Kamikoriyama Aza Ota, Futaba-gun, Fukushima-ken
Cement solidification facility
Within Namikura District, Naraha Town, Futaba County, Fukushima Prefecture
Visitors coming by car
From the expressway and national highway Route 6:
About 15 minutes on Route 6 headed towards Soma from the Hirono Interchange on the Joban Expressway
About 15 minutes on Route 6 headed towards Iwaki from the Joban-Tomioka Interchange on the Joban Expressway
About 10 minutes on Route 6 headed towards Soma from the Naraha Smart Interchange on the Joban Expressway
Visitors coming by public transportation
Coming by train
The nearest (next-nearest) station is Tomioka (Tatsuta) Station on JR Joban Line.
We recommend using a taxi from the Station to the facility.
(The distance is around 3.4km from Tomioka Station or 4.4 km from Tatsuta Station.)
Parking area: Spaces for 20 passenger cars and 2 large buses
- The parking area is only for use by visitors to the facility.
- Be sure to lock your car when stepping away from it.
- Reprun Fukushima bears no responsibility for any theft, accidents, or other incidents that occur in the parking area.
- Please stop the engine while your car is parked.
- The parking area is open only during the facility operating hours. (Facility hours: 9:00 – 17:00, closed Mondays)