Asahi Shimbun Part 3: CROOKED CLEANUP (3): Reporters document extent of shoddy decontamination practices
[...] on Dec. 17, a worker in Naraha was observed using a pressurized sprayer to clean the veranda of a private home. Because no protective sheet was installed, water splashed the walls of neighboring structures. [...]
In some cases, radiation levels at homes have even increased after decontamination, leading some workers to suspect that radioactive materials were blown into the area by wind.
[...] A common response of the workers was that the decontamination work could never be completed if they adhered to the strict rules. [...]
“We were told to clean up only those areas around a measurement site,” one worker said. [...]
Published: January 4th, 2013 at 12:21 pm ET