Skip to comments.Village in Gunma Prefecture Recycles Contaminated Soil and Uses It in the Village Soccer Field
Posted on 06/13/2012 10:48:11 AM PDT by ransomnote
The latest idiocy comes from a village in Gunma Prefecture where many have pointed out that the radiation levels are rather high.
Villagers "decontaminated" the public places in the village by removing the contaminated soil. What then did the village do with the contaminated soil? They used it in the soccer field.
From Sankei Shinbun local version for Gunma (6/13/2012):
Soil removed by decontamination work was used in the soccer field, and Kawaba-mura says "No problem"
It was revealed during the June 12 meeting of the [Gunma] prefectural assembly special committee on radiation countermeasures that the soil contaminated with radioactive cesium that had been removed by the volunteers in Kawaba-mura was used as filling to raise the ground level of the soccer field that the village was building.
According to the survey done by the prefectural government last summer, 1,300 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium was detected, which was below the national standard for burying safely in the landfill (8,000 becquerels/kg). Since the soccer field was completed, the [air] radiation levels on the perimeter of the field have been low. The village says, "There is no problem of safety."
According to Gunma Prefecture and the village, volunteers in the village removed about 40 tonnes of surface soil in August last year from 4 locations in the village that were found with relatively high levels of air radiation, including the schoolyard of Kawaba Elementary School. The village was temporarily storing the removed soil on the land owned by the village. However, after the residents living nearby complained, the village buried the soil about 50 centimeter deep in the soccer field it was building in September.
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If I say "ground-water" My words get frozen on my lips In the perpetual wind :(
Like a broken record I have been on record as to how Chiba is reacting. First, they remove the soil and then bury it next to the 1st grade classroom. Secondly, they remove all soil from parks and just leave the removed soil in vinyl bags closest to the nearest fence. Guess what, kids play on these mounds of soil. Regardless, I am amazed how parents think this is just fine. Denial?? June 13, 2012 7:40 AM
If the soccer players keep moving it shouldn’t be a problem - right?
(do I need the /s ?)
I guess, they have a lighted field now.
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