Title: CROOKED CLEANUP (2): Some decontamination workers sorry for following orders
Source: AJW by The Asahi Shimbun
Authors: Compiled from reports by Miki Aoki and Jun Sato
Date: Jan 4, 2013
[...] Kajima Corp. was part of the joint venture that won the contract to decontaminate forests in Tamura. On Nov. 16 and 17, four workers for a tertiary subcontractor in their 40s and 50s were instructed to gather fallen leaves and stems along a slope by a river–and to dump it into the water. The 3 cubic meters turned the river brown.
A 43-year-old man who was part of that group took an Asahi Shimbun reporter to the site. A pile of leaves was found at the bottom of the slope by the river. The man came from Toyama Prefecture and ended the work on Dec. 26.
“Even though I was following an order, I am sorry for polluting the river,” the man said.
Published: January 4th, 2013 at 2:50 pm ET