Kyodo: “Unrivaled vast-scale decontamination” after “unprecedented event that spewed a large volume of radioactive materials on a vast tract of land” #Fukushima

Published: January 11th, 2013 at 10:21 pm ET
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Source: Kyodo News
Date: Jan. 12, 2013

FOCUS: Lack of know-how, manpower for unrivaled vast-scale decontamination

The Environment Ministry disclosed Jan. 7 two cases of contractors failing to collect water used for decontamination in areas affected by the Fukushima nuclear crisis under a central government project.

While the ministry renewed its call on those contractors to step up oversight, they are not equipped with the adequate know-how or manpower to handle an unprecedented event that spewed a large volume of radioactive materials on a vast tract of land. It looks like a blanket solution is nowhere in sight. [...]

Published: January 11th, 2013 at 10:21 pm ET
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