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Sunday, 13 September 2015

Flooding swept away radiation cleanup bags in Fukushima

Black plastic bags containing irradiated soil, leaves and debris from the decontamination operation are dumped at a seaside in Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture, near Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in February


Bags filled with grass and soil from work to remove radioactive substances spewed by the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant were swept away in the flooding of rivers in Iitate, Fukushima Prefecture, the Environment Ministry said.
A total of 82 of the bags were discovered, with 37 of them recovered Friday, though it remained unclear how many had been washed away, the ministry said.
Scores of 1,000-liter bags were used during the cleanup work, mainly to store surface soil that had been contaminated from the release at the plant, which was heavily damaged in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Source: Japan Times
 http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/09/12/national/flooding-swept-away-radiation-cleanup-bags-in-fukushima/#.VfWDgJeFSM_

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