Reconstruction minister admits they can’t decontaminate it all

Following up this article..88 km of the great wall is planned to barricade Fukushima contaminated zone

Hirano reconstruction minister held a meeting with the town mayor of Namiemachi Fukushima and told that no matter how many times they repeat decontamination in the same way, radiation level doesn’t get lower than a certain level from the result of model project. Unless they develop a new technology, it would be very difficult to make all the areas safe to live.

The entire area of Namie machi is under the evacuation zone, all the 20,000 citizens have evacuated.

Though Japanese government has been pushing decontamination policy, Hirano commented to the press that Japanese government has given the wrong impression that they can decrease the radiation level lower than 1mSv/y only if they conduct decontamination. To correct this false impression, he reported the result of the model project to the town mayor of Namiemachi. They still try to make it lower than 1 mSv/y some day. They are going to develop the new decontamination technology.


Reconstruction minister admits decontamination is useless





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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.