Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan allows the farmers to mix the radioactive contaminated hay into the soil of the farms but most of the farmers are refusing doing it for their morals.
On the contrast, Sagamihara city Kanagawa decided to incinerate contaminated grass and dead leaves as normal garbage if it’s less than 8000 Bq/Kg.
Sagamihara city government has been removing soil, grass and dead leaves from where they measured higher than 0.23 microSv/h at 5 cm above the ground for decontamination at 1288 facilites such as school, park, and public facility.
The ash will be buried with other normal incinerated ash in Minami ku Yokohama if it’s lower than 8,000 Bq/Kg. Currently, they stock 14 tones of contaminated dead leaves and grass. They are to be buried to the ground without being incinerated.
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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.