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The penultimate storage of contaminated waste

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From Pierre Fetet Fukushima Blog, translation Hervé Courtois
Contaminated waste storage in Minamisoma in 2012 next to a primary school
On 28 October, nuclear waste was temporarily stockpiled at a site that is expected to be the penultimate (perhaps the last and perpetual) site in the cities of Ōkuma and Futaba, where the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is located.
The bottom of a large storage basin was lined with waterproof canvas to prevent groundwater pollution. The rainwater collected at the bottom will be purified by a machine and released into the rivers. This storage area covers an area of 16,000 hectares, but constitutes only 39% of the planned land. It is difficult to get the agreement of the landowners.
On this land, an incinerator will be built for the uprooted plants and felled trees, and a storage area for highly radioactive ashes. According to…

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February 7, 2018 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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