26 houses ‘decontaminated’, only 4 were reduced to target — Official: “Radiation levels will not drop as easily as expected”

Published: November 16th, 2011 at 8:54 am ET
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Decontamination of houses under way, The Daily Yomiuri, Nov. 15, 2011:

According to the municipal government, decontamination operations were conducted on 26 households in two districts during the three weeks from Oct. 26 through Nov. 14. However, radiation levels dropped to target levels at only four of the households.

An official at the municipal government’s radiation-control division acknowledged the difficulty of removing radioactive substances. “Radiation levels will not drop as easily as expected. It takes a lot of time to decontaminate each house.”

Published: November 16th, 2011 at 8:54 am ET
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