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Horonobe, Hokkaidō

  Horonobe (幌延町 Horonobe-chō?) is a town located in Teshio District, Rumoi, Hokkaidō, Japan.

As of 2004, the town has an estimated population of 2,770 and a density of 4.82 persons per km². The total area is 574.27 km².

As of 2007, Horonobe was being researched by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency to evaluate its suitability for use as a deep geological repository for Japan's spent nuclear fuel. Analysis includes consideration of 10,000 years or more into the future.

See also

  • Yucca Mountain - the United States' candidate for a long term repository
  • Tōyō, Kōchi - another location considered for a Japanese long term repository

Coordinates: 45°1′N, 141°51′E

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