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Japan’s roads to have radioactive foundations

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The country’s environment ministry will use irradiated soil from the Fukushima nuclear disaster to build roads, sea walls, railway lines and other public building projects

It is one of the biggest headaches of the Fukushima nuclear accident: how to dispose of vast volumes of radioactive soil, enough to fill 18 sports stadiums, contaminated by fallout from the disaster? Now the government of Japan has found an original, and controversial, answer — use it to build roads.

The country’s environment ministry is pressing ahead with a plan to use the irradiated soil as the foundations of roads, sea walls, railway lines and other public building projects. They insist that the concrete and asphalt which will cover the soil base will shield motorists and local residents from…

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/_TP_/article/japan-s-roads-to-have-radioactive-foundations-wtkvxdgsc

June 29, 2016 - Posted by | Fukushima 2016 | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Reblogged this on spiritandanimal.wordpress.com.

    Comment by curi56 | June 29, 2016 | Reply

  2. So those crazy people who intend to go to the Olympics can get nuked all along the way while traveling to the different venues.

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    Comment by bbmoo | June 29, 2016 | Reply


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