Ministry of the Environment plans to recycle 90 percent of contaminated soil in Fukushima but no technology

MOE (Ministry of the Environment) estimated 90% of contaminated soil can be reused in Fukushima prefecture by 3/30/2016.

Currently interim storage facility stocks 22,000,000 m3 of radioactive contaminated soil. MOE announced they plan to reduce the radiation level lower than 8,000 Bq/Kg and recycle it for public works. They state they can separate the radioactive substance by heat etc..

On the other hand, MOE quietly started the technology public offering to reduce and recycle the contaminated soil from 4/1/2016.

MOE estimates they can reuse 90% of the contaminated soil but they haven’t discovered the technology yet.




Français :

Le ministère de l’Environnement prévoit de recycler 90 % des sols contaminés de Fukushima mais sans technique pour le faire


Vers le 30 mars 2016, le MOE (Ministère de l’Environnement) a estimé que 90% des sols contaminés peuvent être réutilisés dans la préfecture de Fukushima.

Actuellement, les aires de stockage provisoires engrangent quelques 22 000 000 m³ (22 millions) de sols radioactifs contaminés. Le MOE déclare qu’ils prévoient d’en ramener le niveau de radioactivité sous les 8000 Bq/kg et de les recycler dans des travaux publics. Ils affirment être capables d’en extraire les éléments radioactifs par la chaleur, etc..

Parallèlement, le MOE a tranquillement commencé depuis le 1er avril 2016 à employer une technique publique permettant de réduire et recycler les sols contaminés.
Le MOE estime qu’ils peuvent réutiliser 90% des sols contaminés mais il n’ont pas encore trouvé la technique permettant de le faire.

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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.


April 2016