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Cleanup Crews Near Fukushima Plant Dump Waste in Rivers, Newspaper Reports


ROBERT MACKEY
NY Times
January 5, 2013

According to Japan’s Asahi Shimbun, cleanup crews working near the ruined Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, “dumped soil and leaves contaminated with radioactive fallout into rivers.”

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CROOKED CLEANUP (1): Radioactive waste dumped into rivers during decontamination work in Fukushima ajw.asahi.com/article/0311di…

The allegation, supported by photographs, was made in the three-part report “Crooked Cleanup,” published on Friday on the Japanese newspaper’s English-language site, Asia and Japan Watch.

A team of journalists who observed the decontamination work in the region last month added: “Water sprayed on contaminated buildings has been allowed to drain back into the environment. And supervisors have instructed workers to ignore rules on proper collection and disposal of the radioactive waste.”

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