Local official purged for being against spreading radiation
Mr. Murata Tomoaki, a town councilor of Manazuru town in Kanagawa received resignation advisory resolution from town council.
He is blamed for commenting they should not spread radioactive incineration ash from Kanto to western Japan on twitter.
In January, groundwater of disposal site turned out to be contaminated because of incineration ash from Yugawara town and Manazuru town, incineration ash became unable to be process in Kanagawa prefecture. Yugawara town is known to be Onsen resort place, Manazuru town is known for fishery products.
Health unions of both towns were asking a private disposal site in Nara to take the incineration ash. Having this situation, on 3/3/2012, Mr. Murata tweeted, incineration ash from Kanto is more contaminated than western Japan. It spreads radiation to all over Japan so he is against it. The ash should be process in Kanagawa prefecture.
Similar comments followed his tweet, the private disposal site decided not to accept the contaminated incineration ash on 3/7/2012.
The unions are seeking for other disposal site, the ash is kept out of the town at the moment.
The radiation level was 144 ~ 490 Bq/Kg.
Manazuru town council blames him for mentioning radioactive contamination on twitter, want him to take “moral responsibility“.
On 4/27/2012, Manazuru town councilor passed resignation resolution recommendations of him.
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