Ministry of the environment to decide to reuse contaminated soil for road and coastal levee nationwide

Following up this article.. Ministry of the Environment plans to recycle 90 percent of contaminated soil in Fukushima but no technology [URL]


On 6/7/2016, the experts study group of MOE (Ministry of the Environment) admitted to reuse the contaminated soil to public works.

The contaminated soil is from decontamination. Cesium density is supposed to be 5,000 ~ 8,000 Bq/Kg to be recycled. It will be reused for road and coastal levee all around Japan.

The government of Japan decontaminated the ground and spreads it to the entire country.

The ministry is planned to make an official announcement soon.

This March,  MOE was stating they would reduce the radiation level with the technology that they didn’t have yet. It is not clear if they developed the technology already.




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Le ministère de l’Environnement décide de réutiliser les sols contaminés pour les routes et le nivellement côtier dans tout le pays


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

Le 7 juin 2016, les experts du groupe d’étude du MOE (Ministry of the Environment) ont reconnu réutiliser les sacs de sols contaminés pour les travaux publics.

Ces sols contaminés proviennent de la décontamination. Pour être recyclables, leur radioactivité en Césium est supposée se situer entre 5 000 et 8 000 Bq/kg. Ils seront recyclés pour la construction et l’entretien des routes et des rivages de tout le Japon. Le gouvernement du Japon a raclé les sols contaminés et les disperse maintenant sur tout le pays.
Le ministère a prévu d’en faire une annonce officielle bientôt.

En mars dernier, le MOE affirmait qu’ils allaient réduire le niveau de radioactivité grâce à une technique dont ils ne disposaient pas encore. Il n’est pas du tout précisé s’ils ont développé cette technique à présent.

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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.


June 2016