Sendai, Miyagi Pref., May 21 (Jiji Press)–The estimated amount of disaster debris to be shipped for disposal outside Miyagi Prefecture has been reduced to a third of its initial estimate of 3.54 million tons after a review, the prefectural government said Monday.
Since a larger-than-expected amount of debris was found to have been washed away into the sea and the number of homes that need to be taken down for reconstruction has also been found to be smaller, the total volume of debris the prefecture will send out for disposal is now seen at 1.27 million tons, officials said.
In addition, increased access to disposal facilities within the prefecture as well as efforts to recycle ashes of disposed debris have boosted the overall disposal capacity inside the prefecture by up to 950,000 tons to 5.49 million tons.
After the review, the total amount of debris to be processed within the prefecture has been reduced by 4.31 million tons from the initial calculation of 11.07 million tons to 6.76 million tons.
Of the 1.27 million tons that will be sent out for disposal from Miyagi, 130,000 tons are already scheduled to be shipped to places outside the prefecture.
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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.