Waste incinerator problems lead to city radiation levels over 70,000 bq/kg in Japan

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The incinerator at the Nambu Clean Center is advanced and sophisticated enough to reduce the volume of incinerated ash. But radioactive cesium that cannot be incinerated becomes condensed. Radiation levels in the city are higher than those in surrounding areas, and therefore up to 70,800 becquerels of radioactive cesium per kilogram — higher than the national limit — have been detected in the city.

Municipalities around the city of Kashiwa are also storing massive quantities of incinerated ash contaminated with radiation. The Chiba Prefectural Government proposed to its neighboring cities of Abiko and Inzai that they store incinerated ash temporarily at the Teganuma waste disposal facility sitting on the border between the two cities. But a decision on the matter is still up in the air due to strong opposition from the two municipalities.

Source: Mainichi

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