Sagamihara city scattered contaminated sand in 419 municipal educational facilities for “effective use”

Sagamihara city in Kanagawa “spread” the contaminated sand in 419 municipal parks and other facilities.

The 419 facilities include nursery school, kindergarten, elementary school etc.


From the end of July to the beginning of October in 2012, the municipal government replaced the sand of the sandpits.

Radioactive material contained in the sand was tested only in 3 parks among 419 parks. However they measured 19 ~ 65 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 from the sand before replaced.

From the announcement of the municipal government, the replaced sand was spread in the facilities “for effective use”.

Looking from their publicity, they haven’t even assessed the risk of taking the spread contaminated sand into the body.


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Français :

La ville de Sagamihara a répandu du sable radioactif dans 419 équimements municipaux pour un “usage efficace”


La ville de Sagamihara de Kanagawa “étale” du sable radioactif dans 419 parcs municipaux et autres structures.
Ces 419 structures incluent des garderies, des jardins d’enfants, des écoles élémentaires, etc.

Depuis fin juillet et jusqu’à début octobre 2012, la municipalité a remplacé le sable des bacs à sable.
La radioactivité effective du sable n’a été contrôlée que pour 3 parcs, sur les 419 lieux. Ils ont quand même relevé de 19 à 65 Bq/kg de Cs 134/137 dans les sables avant les remplacements.
Selon le communiqué municipal, les sables de remplacement ont été étalés “pour un usage efficace”.
En regardant leur publicité, ils n’ont même pas évalué le risque que ce sable radioactif soit absorbé par le corps.

Article lié : Yokohama : 4 écoles municipales ont étalé des sols radioactifs dans leurs enceintes scolaires

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