So, after all the statements about everyone in Japan has to bear the burden of the TEPCO’s nuclear disaster created waste, Goshi ” I can’t make up my mind” Hosono has found a new plan. Let’s see Goshi Hosono, Minister of Nuclear Disaster Minister and Fukushima Governor Yuhei Sato have discussed a new plan to store the radioactive waste in Fukushima at a temporary storage facility and in 30 years, that radioactive waste will be moved for final disposal, but until the temporary interim storage facility is built in 3 years, everyone will need to store the waste in temporary storage.
Now I am confused. Is your head spinning? Are we still burying contaminated soil in those plastic lined holes in the ground that will leach radioactive substance all over the place when that soil under the plastic shifts from the moisture and temperature extremes for 3 years and then dig it up and move it to the new facility? Or has that been stopped and something that hasn’t been discussed yet will be discussed later addressing this issue? And, if decontamination efforts are ongoing, once the new temporary temporary storage sites have been found, does that mean that the places that aren’t designated temporary temporary storage areas have to be dug back up and moved? Or has everything stopped until this can be discussed? Does that mean that the radioactive soil stored in that school gymnasium can stay there for 3 years until the new place is finished? And, all those farmers that have contaminated straw that they can’t get moved, they just continue to let that build until they have monster radioactive straw piles painted pretty colors? And, when people start to clean and decontaminate the areas that they live, and the water runs into the ground carrying the radioactive particles, do we worry about where that is seeping into? Does that water that is being used to clean those houses run into a gutter or rain storm drain that carries it to – where? Or was that already addressed?
Goshi ” I am on top of this” HOSONO is again true to form. Goshi will say one thing and then turn around and say something else. No wonder the people of Japan have NO CONFIDENCE in him.
Remember when he did this?
“If we were to eat the meat everyday, then it would probably be dangerous,” Hosono said at a news conference Tuesday. “But if it is consumed only in small portions, I don’t think it would have any long-lasting effects on the human body.”
Via Bloomberg : http://inhabitat.com/japanese-government-buying-radioactive-meat-and-destroying-it/japan-radioactive-meat-1/
And then later he said: “This is a major, major problem,” said Goshi Hosono, the food safety minister and the man at the helm of the Fukushima nuclear disaster response. Radioactive material, once in the human system, damages DNA and is known to cause leukemia and certain kinds of cancer.
It is good to see that Goshi Hosono, Minister of Nuclear Disaster and Minister of Environment, is not least bit embarrassed by his back-tracking. It’s just a shame that he can’t do the same with his policy about the Fukushima Exclusion Zone Animals. On that issue, Goshi ” I like to starve animals to death” HOSONO has not changed. He remains committed to seeing the animals suffer from starvation and neglect despite numerous pleas from various Japanese Animal Rescue Groups to allow them into the zone to retrieve the animals.
For his new plan of the temporary temporary storing of radioactive debris until the new interim temporary storage facility is built in three (3) years, and then will be moved again to a final storage place in 30 years, I give him the ” People will remember you for this one” award. I hope that he doesn’t plan to run for office again with the hope of being re-elected. By now, people should be catching onto just what kind of individual he is.
Radioactive soil to be disposed of 30 yrs after interim storage
TOKYO (Kyodo) — The Japanese government said Saturday it will seek the final disposal of soil and other waste contaminated with radioactive substances emitted from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant within 30 years after they are collected in a storage facility in Fukushima Prefecture.
What the government calls an “interim” storage facility should be in use within around three years, with an estimated storage capacity of 15 million to 28 million cubic meters and a total site area of about 3 to 5 square kilometers.
The government’s basic idea on the facility and a related road map were unveiled during talks between nuclear disaster minister Goshi Hosono and Fukushima Gov. Yuhei Sato in Fukushima Prefecture, home to the nuclear power plant that was devastated by the March 11 earthquake and ensuing tsunami.
The government is expected to step up moves to designate a location inside Fukushima Prefecture for the facility, which the work schedule says should be completed by the end of March 2013, although it would apparently not be an easy task to convince people who would have to live near the site.
“We cannot proceed with this work without the cooperation of the prefecture and municipal governments. I’m very sorry to have to make such a request, but I hope you understand,” Hosono, who doubles as environment minister, told the governor.
Sato said he will examine the request and asked the central government to indicate the space to be taken up by the interim storage facility and the conditions for choosing its location. He also asked that the opinions of the prefectural and municipal governments be respected as much as possible.
So far, the central government believes that an interim storage would need to be built only in Fukushima because of the large amount of soil and other waste likely to be created due to decontamination activities.
According to the basic idea, decontamination activities are expected to start in full-swing from January and local governments are asked to place removed soil and other contaminated substances at temporary storage spaces for around three years until the storage facility is prepared.
It also said, “The state would finish the final disposal (of the radioactive waste) outside Fukushima Prefecture within 30 years after interim storage starts.”
An Environment Ministry official said the government has not estimated how much cost would be needed for the storage facility and has not yet come up with a candidate site.
(Mainichi Japan) October 30, 2011