Kagoshima to be the final disposal site of nuclear waste

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.

Kagoshima to be the final disposal site of nuclear waste 2

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.”




  1. FUKUSHIMA DIARY FR – Kagoshima serait le site final de réception des déchets nucléaires
    Par Mochizuki, le 23 août 2012.

    L’Ouest japonais n’est plus le dernier espoir du Japon.

    TBS a rapporté que Minamiosumi, dans Kagoshima, va être choisi par le gouvernement pour devenir la décharge finale des déchets nucléaires.
    Ils vont recevoir les sols contaminés de Fukushima.

    Kagoshima est au sud de Kyushu. Minamiosumi est à environ 1 500 km de la centrale de Fukushima. Sa population est de 9 000 et vit de la pêche et de l’agriculture.


    La décontamination dans Fukushima produit des tonnes de sol contaminé qui sont rassemblés dans des décharges provisoires où ils vont rester 3 ou 3 ans avant d’être déménagés sur des sites de transit. Le sol contaminé sera rassemblé sur le site final d’ici 30 ans.

    Le maire de Futaba machi, de Fukushima, exige du gouvernement de sortir le sol contaminé hors de Fukushima.

    Les patrons du ministère de l’environnement affirment qu’ils sont en pourparlers informels avec Minamiosumi.
    Le maire de Minamiosumi et le préfet de Kagoshima disent qu’il n’y a aucune proposition de ce genre de la part du gouvernement mais un membre proche du gouvernement l’a affirmé sur TBS, “Minamiosumi est le seul endroit et le plus vaste des endroits envisageables pour le site de décharge finale.”

    Source : http://news.tbs.co.jp/newseye/tbs_newseye5113938.html

  2. As if Kagoshima Ken did not already have enough to deal with, with the constant eruptions of Sakurajima and resulting ashfall in various areas of the prefecture. First Kitakyushu, now Kagoshima. Kyushu is being turned into radioactive garbage dump of Japan.

  3. This is so stupid. Whey is the Japanese government transporting the radiation contaminated debris to the area which is one of the most safest over there? Why in the hell is the mayor of Kagoshima not refusing it. Isn’t it his first priority to protect his people? Those Japanese politicians are insane, that’s the only thing I can say.

  4. calculate how much topsoil comes from the top several inches of hundreds of square kilometers; this would create a mountain on top of the island

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