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Sat Jan 5, 2013, 04:49 PM

Radioactive waste dumped into rivers during decontamination work in Fukushima

Cleanup crews in Fukushima Prefecture have dumped soil and leaves contaminated with radioactive fallout into rivers. Water sprayed on contaminated buildings has been allowed to drain back into the environment. And supervisors have instructed workers to ignore rules on proper collection and disposal of the radioactive waste.

Decontamination is considered a crucial process in enabling thousands of evacuees to return to their homes around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant and resume their normal lives.

But the decontamination work witnessed by a team of Asahi Shimbun reporters shows that contractual rules with the Environment Ministry
have been regularly and blatantly ignored, and in some cases, could violate environmental laws.

The shoddy practices may also raise questions about the decontamination program itself--and the huge amounts of money pumped into the program.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201301040058

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dixiegrrrrl Jan 2013 OP
nc4bo Jan 2013 #1
oldhippydude Jan 2013 #2

Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 04:55 PM

1. Why the heck not? You just dump toxic water into a river it just mixes with all the other water.....

and it's not as toxic anymore. Probably can't even tell the difference.

OMG

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Response to nc4bo (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 06:25 PM

2. ought to work.... at least until the fish reach critical mass.. n'/t

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