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Landfill work to begin off Camp Schwab in mid-August

  • June 13, 2018
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All papers wrote that the Okinawa Defense Bureau on Tuesday notified the Okinawa prefectural government that it plans to commence on Aug. 17 the work of pouring dirt and sand into waters off Camp Schwab for the construction of the Futenma replacement facility. The landfill operation will run through March 31 2020. Governor Onaga reportedly commented on this development by saying: “I will withdraw the landfill permit without fail or hesitation” if any major problems related to environmental protection occur as a result of the landfill work.   

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