Kagoshima to be the final disposal site of nuclear waste
Western Japan is no longer the last hope of Japan.
TBS reported Minamiosumi in Kagoshima is to be chosen for the final disposal site by the government.
It’s to keep the contaminated soil from Fukushima.
Kagoshima is in south Kyushu. Minamiosumi is about 1,500 km from Fukushima plant. The population is 9,000, depending on fishery and agriculture.
Decontamination in Fukushima produces tones of contaminated soil. It’s to be moved to temporary disposal site. 2 or 3 years later, it will be moved to interim disposal site. The contaminated soil will be moved to the final disposal site within 30 years.
Town mayor of Futaba machi, Fukushima is requesting the government to take the contaminated soil to out of Fukushima.
Managers of Ministry of environment states, they are talking with Minamiosumi unofficially.
Town mayor of Minamiosumi and the governor of Kagoshima prefecture comments there is no such an offer from Japanese government but a government related staff commented to TBS, “Minamiosumi is the only and the largest candidate place for the final disposal site.”
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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.