February 13, 2012

A Confused Nuclear Cleanup

Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times


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As 500 workers in hazmat suits and respirator masks fanned out to decontaminate this village 20 miles from the ravaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors, their confusion was apparent. “Dig five centimeters or 10 centimeters deep here?” a site supervisor asked his colleagues, pointing to a patch of radioactive topsoil to be removed. . .

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TAGGED: Environmental Impact, Health Impact, Radiation, Nuclear Disaster, Nuclear Safety, Nuclear Energy, Fukushima, Japan, New York Times

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