50,000 tones of radioactive wastes are over 8000 Bq/Kg
Radioactive waste which they measured more than 8,000 Bq/kg are accumulated about 50,000 tones in 13 prefectures, Ministry of the Environment announced on 3/30/2012.
Currently Japanese government is planning to discard it at controlled landfill site, but a lot of the local governments are rejecting to have it. Government is also planning to build final disposal site at public land.
Those 13 prefectures are Hokkaido, Akita, Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Niigata and Tokyo. It’s in the forms of incineration ash, sewage sludge, hay, barnyard manure, leaf mold.
For local governments which are not forward to using the incineration facility or controlled landfill site for the highly radioactive waste, government is planning to make temporary incineration facility and choose the place for the final disposal site by September of 2012, build one by March of 2015.
About the highly radioactive waste produced in Fukushima, the ones of 8,000~100,000 Bq/Kg are to be sent to the controlled landfill site in Tomioka machi, the ones of over 100,000 Bq/Kg are to be sent to interim storage facility to stock contaminated soil from decontamination etc.
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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.