October 3, 2011
Here is the estimated amount of “rubble” that needs to be removed from the Prefectures : Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima as of May, 2011.
- The number of municipalities which have introduced temporary dump place for rubbles are as follows;
Iwate Pref.: 12 municipalities along the coastlines (total 82 sites)
Miyagi Pref.: 33 municipalities (total 113 sites)
Fukushima Pref.: 26 municipalities (total 134 sites)
- The amount of rubbles transported to temporary dump sites are as follows;
Iwate Pref.: 1.1million tons.
(Approx. 18% of the estimated total amount of 6 million tons)
Miyagi Pref.: 2.3 million tons.
(Approx. 14% of the estimated total amount of 16 million tons)
Fukushima Pref.:120 thousand tons.
(Approx. 4% of the estimated total amount of 2.9 million tons)
August 13, 2011
Hosono vows no disruption in nuclear response
Japan’s minister in charge of nuclear crisis has pledged he will do his best to keep the ongoing effort to contain the nuclear crisis on track despite the likely resignation of Prime Minister Naoto Kan. Goshi Hosono , 細野 豪志 , visited the nuclear disaster task force at the Fukushima prefectural government on Saturday. Addressing 120 officials, Hosono said the prime minister had remarked that a new government will be formed soon as he is to step down. Hosono said he is determined not to create a policy vacuum during the transition period. He told reporters later that a change of government should never lead to delays in containing the nuclear crisis, and restoration and reconstruction. He said deferring such efforts is out of the question. Hosono said he will try to bring forward as much as possible the implementation of measures on nuclear waste disposal, radioactive decontamination, and support for communities’ rebuilding plans. He said his intention is to smooth the succession process for the new minister.
Saturday, August 13, 2011 13:03 +0900 (JST)
Tha’t great. So, this man who is in charge of the nuclear crisis, restoration, and reconstruction should also have something to say about the animals in the Fukushima exclusion zone. Hosono , 細野 豪志 , has nothing to say. It is no wonder that he got the position. He fits right into the Japanese Government and their Fukushima Exclusion Zone Kill Shelter. Maybe he will go into the books along with Prime Minister Kan and the other Cabinet Ministers as being able to kill the largest number of animals without any effort on their part. I do hope that they can smile and pat themselves on the back for that accolade.