2170 tones of over 8000 Bq/kg melted slag has no place to go in Tochigi
Because of radiation, 2630 tones of melted slag has no place to go in Tochigi at the end of February.
They measured over 8000 Bq/kg of cesium from about 80% of them (2170 tones), which are supposed to be processed by the government as specified radioactive waste, but disposal site must be basically in Tochigi prefecture. Because there is no controlled landfill site in Tochigi, it is impossible to landfill 2630 tones of the contaminated melted slag.
Melted slag is produced from sewage sludge. It used to be recycled for construction material, but it is stopped since they measured radiation from the slag. They are kept in 4 water purifying facilities at the moment.
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Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.