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IAEA team: limit decontamination via The Japan Times Online

A research team from the International Atomic Energy Agency submitted a report to the government Friday that commends Japan’s decontamination efforts but suggests that attempting to remove radiation from every affected area would be counterproductive.

In short, they said trying to gather overly radioactive debris, soil and foliage from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant crisis will only result in a highly toxic accumulation in need of disposal.

Yet the team, which came on Oct. 7 and was to leave Saturday, advised against being overly cautious in the future decontamination process, as this will impose unnecessary costs.

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  1. norma field says

    This is a perniciously confusing report–assuming the account is accurate. Which is the main problem–further risks posed by accumulation of toxic deposits or cost?

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