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Government estimate: Almost 100 percent of contaminated soil can be recycled via The Asahi Shimbun

Up to 99.8 percent of more than 20 million cubic meters of contaminated soil generated from cleanup operations in Fukushima Prefecture can be recycled, according to an Environment Ministry estimate.

The figure was presented at a ministry committee meeting discussing the use of contaminated soil on Dec. 21.

The ministry plans to use the radioactive soil generated through decontamination work following the 2011 accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant as construction materials for public works projects.


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  1. norma field says

    The article fails to show any signs of investigation as to whether this is a safe, not to mention sane, practice.

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