Skip to comments.Radiation-tainted sludge, ash to be buried in Tokyo Bay landfill(Ota and Koto wards)
Posted on 10/14/2011 4:15:43 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Radiation-tainted sludge, ash to be buried in Tokyo Bay landfill
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has decided to bury some 3,000 tons of sludge and incineration ash contaminated with radioactive materials in a Tokyo Bay landfill area as part of a breakwater construction project, it has been learned.
Tokyo's Ota and Koto wards, which are adjacent the area for the proposed breakwater have reportedly agreed on the measure.
Ota Mayor Tadayoshi Matsubara explained the move at a ward assembly meeting on Oct. 12, saying it was "unavoidable." Later he asked the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to ensure that radioactivity of materials being brought in to a solidification facility in the ward be kept below 8,000 becquerels per kilogram, that vehicles transporting the incineration ash be carefully checked for radiation, and that water used to wash vehicles be thoroughly managed.
In Koto Ward, when the chief of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's Regional Sewerage Office approached Mayor Takaaki Yamazaki in September about the idea, he had indicated that he would accept the proposal.
The ash contaminated with radioactive materials was produced by water treatment facilities in Tokyo's Tama district. Altogether there are seven water treatment facilities in the Tama district that are directly managed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. The Tokyo cities of Hachioji, Tachikawa, Machida and Mitaka also have their own water treatment facilities.
The facilities had stored sludge and incineration ash found to be contaminated with radioactive materials, but it was becoming difficult to secure facilities to process the waste.
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Why not heap it in Fukushima? nobody will be living there now.
Hey, no problemo! It’s fine with the wife and kids to dump it on the other side of our backyard fence and I’ll volunteer to drive the truck. Besides, when we go out mutant clam digging and the little ones get too far out into the water, it’ll be easier to spot their glowing little heads.
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