Japan to Bury Ash with Radioactive Cesium Over 100,000 Bqs


  • Japan to Bury Ash with Radioactive Cesium Over 100,000 Bqs

    Tokyo, Dec. 2 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Environment Ministry drew up rules on Friday that will allow incineration ash with radioactive cesium levels exceeding 100,000 becquerels per kilogram to be buried at final disposal sites shielded by concrete walls.

    The rules demand that appropriate measures be taken to prevent contamination of groundwater by the ash stemming from debris polluted by radioactive substances from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power complex, informed sources said.

    The ministry already allowed such ash with radioactive cesium levels of 100,000 becquerels or lower to be buried in general landfill sites after the implementation of anticontamination measures, such as solidification with cement.

    Source: jen.jiji.com