Highly radioactive sewage sludge shipped out of Fukushima for compost

According to Fukushima prefecture, 32 tones of radioactive sewage sludge is shipped out from the sewage plant in Kunimimachi Fukushima everyday from this month.
It’s about 80% of the total radioactive sewage sludge produced on the daily basis. If it’s under 200 Bq/Kg, compost makers accept it, if it’s under 300 Bq/Kg, interim processers accept it to in and out of Fukushima prefecture.
Fukushima prefectural government is trying to ship out all of the radioactive sewage sluge.
By the end of last year, the sewage plant had 23,000 tones of sludge. Fukushima prefectural government is negotiating with Ministry of the Environment about where to ship it out.
They also stock 21,000 tones in Koriyama, 1,500 tones in Nihonmatsu, and 190 tones in Tamura city. From Nihonmatsu city and Tamura city, newly produced sewage sludge is also shipped out.





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Les boues d’épuration fortement radioactives sont expédiées hors de Fukushima pour compostage

Selon la préfecture de Fukushima, 32 tonnes de boues d’épuration radioactives sont expédiées de la station d’épuration de Kunimimachi, de Fukushima, tous les jours à partir de ce mois-ci.
Cela représente environ 80 % de la totalité des boues d’épurations radioactives produites quotidiennement. Si elles sont en dessous de 200 Bq/kg, les fabricants de compost les acceptent, si c’est en dessous de 300 Bq/kg, les re-traitants intermédiaires les acceptent dans et hors de la préfecture de Fukushima.
Les autorités de Fukushima essayent de se débarrasser de toutes boues radioactives en dehors de la préfecture.
Vers la fin de l’an dernier, il y avait 23 000 tonnes de boues dans la station d’épuration. La préfecture de Fukushima est en négociation avec le ministère de l’Environnement sur où les envoyer.
Ils ont aussi en stock 21 000 tonnes à Koriyama, 1 500 tonnes à Nihonmatsu et 190 tonnes à Tamura. A Nihonmatsu et Tamura, le nouvelles boues sont aussi expédiées.


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I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
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.


January 2013