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Ministry to test growing veggies on cleansed soil in Fukushima via The Asahi Shimbun

By MUTSUMI MITOBE Despite strong public opposition to the proposal, the Environment Ministry will soon start a trial demonstration to confirm the safety of growing food crops in soil decontaminated following the 2011 nuclear accident. The ministry received nearly 3,000 public … Continue reading

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Locals fear radiation spikes as Moscow plans road across nuclear waste dump: ‘Everything is very bad’ via Independent

Greenpeace claims radiation levels at the site are already many times above natural levels – and higher than the levels now seen in the Chernobyl exclusion zone Oliver Carroll Up a small hill from the Moskvorechye commuter station in southeastern Moscow, there … Continue reading

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Japan’s nuclear horror relived as people return to Fukushima’s ghost towns via Mirror

It is eight years since a devastating tsunami caused three reactors to meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station on the north-east coast of Japan ByEmily RetterSenior Feature Writer […] Radiation leaking in fatal quantities forced 160,000 people to … Continue reading

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Fukushima grapples with toxic soil that no one wants via The Guardian

Eight years after the disaster, not a single location will take the millions of cubic metres of radioactive soil that remain […] In the years after the disaster, about 70,000 workers removed topsoil, tree branches, grass and other contaminated material … Continue reading

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Contaminated soil remains near Fukushima homes via NHK World

Japan’s Environment Ministry says much of the soil generated in decontamination work after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident remains stored at more than 100,000 locations near homes in Fukushima Prefecture. Top soil and plants collected in the decontamination project were … Continue reading

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Fierce opposition to recycling radioactive soil from Fukushima via The Asahi Shimbun

How to dispose of mountains of soil contaminated by radiation from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster poses a massive headache for the central government. Officials had long insisted that contaminated surface soil removed after the triple meltdown at the Fukushima … Continue reading

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Environment Ministry deleted some of its remarks from minutes on contaminated soil meet via The Mainichi

[…] When the ministry posted the minutes on its website, it said it had “fully disclosed” them. The deleted remarks could be taken to mean that the ministry induced the discussions. The remarks led the meetings to decide on a … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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