Radioactive Japan: 2170 Tons Of Radioactive Waste Containing Over 8000 Bq/Kg Cesium Have No Place To Go In Tochigi

2170 tones of over 8000 Bq/kg melted slag has no place to go in Tochigi (Fukushima Diary, April 20, 2012):

Because of radiation, 2630 tones of melted slag has no place to go in Tochigi at the end of February.

They measured over 8000 Bq/kg of cesium from about 80% of them (2170 tones), which are supposed to be processed by the government as specified radioactive waste, but disposal site must be basically in Tochigi prefecture.

Because there is no controlled landfill site in Tochigi, it is impossible to landfill 2630 tones of the contaminated melted slag.

Melted slag is produced from sewage sludge. It used to be recycled for construction material, but it is stopped since they measured radiation from the slag. They are kept in 4 water purifying facilities at the moment.

溶融スラグ、8割が8000ベクレル超 県内、処分の見通し立たず



溶融スラグは、県下水道資源化工場(宇都宮市)で、下水汚泥を高温処理して製造される。建設資材などにリサイクルされてきたが、原発事故後、放射性 物質の検出で一時ストップした。現在、再利用できないものは県県央浄化センター(上三川町)、県北那須浄化センター(大田原市)、宇都宮市川田水再生セン ター、那須塩原市黒磯水処理センターの計4カ所に分散保管されている。




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