NTD Television, Nov. 13, 2013: According to reports by one of the major newspapers in Japan, Mainichi Shimbun, the decontamination workers used to throw the contaminated waste or water into nearby rivers. Mr. O also confirms that improper disposal of contaminated waste is seen every day at the site.
CCTV News, Nov. 14, 2013:
CCTV correspondent Matt Stuttard: Two of the decontamination workers at Fukushima, they’ve taken a big risk, being interviewed about their daily work. They say workers received no detailed training before starting the job and no advice. […] the workers say they were given no information on how the handle the material. […]
Worker: Sometimes we don’t have enough plastic bags. So we find a place and dig a pit, and throw all the polluted soil into it […]
CCTV: The workers say they fear for their own safety, and that of the whole team.
Worker: I used to have no idea if the water we use to wash our hands was polluted. I used to wash my hands before eating. I’m now wondering how much radioactive substances have gone into my body. Now I know the truth, I don’t dare to wash my hands, even after using the toilet. The truth is astonishing.