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TEPCO to scrap all 1,010 vehicles contaminated in nuclear disaster

TEPCO to scrap all 1,010 vehicles contaminated in nuclear disaster
1,010 only? Meaning to say that out of a 2 millions population in Fukushima prefecture, on March 2011 no other vehicle was contaminated, only 1,010 vehicles at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant were contaminated…..What about the other cars, those contaminated outside of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, I mean those which were not sold and exported to Russia and to some other countries as second hand cars by some very honest Japanese businessmen?
I remember that the Russian Customs spotted and blocked entry to quite a few of those unaccounted contaminated cars in 2011, 2012, 2013…..That those cars were approved for export by the Japanese government authorities is beyond my understanding, no wonder that all those people’s contaminated vehicles were conveniently ignored and unaccounted for..…
It seems like a fairly large number for cars used on-site, and I wonder if TEPCO bought out some of those tainted cars from the owners (and then continued using them?) or if they were company cars from the start…?
Those 1,010 vehicles will be scrapped and sent where? Sold to some scrap dealer who will sell them to yakuza who will sell to….?
 
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The red sticker shows that this vehicle was contaminated during the Fukushima nuclear disaster. It is designated for use only on the site of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
All 1,010 vehicles contaminated by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster that are currently designated for use at the crippled plant will be scrapped by the end of fiscal 2020, the plant operator said.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. officials said it is now undesirable for automobiles tainted with radioactive substances to continue operating at the site of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, which is becoming cleaner thanks to decontamination and other efforts.
The officials said Oct. 12 that all contaminated vehicles will be replaced with clean automobiles.
The decision was announced when members of the Fukushima prefectural government’s panel on occupational safety and health measures inspected facilities at the plant, including one for dismantling contaminated vehicles.
The panel includes experts in nuclear power technology and local government officials.
TEPCO officials said about 1,100 vehicles for business use and 600 automobiles of workers were at the plant site when the disaster unfolded.
Currently, 1,010 contaminated automobiles have red stickers showing that they were contaminated in the disaster.
However, 181 of them have fallen into disuse and others have long remained idle. That has caused problems, including a shortage of parking spaces.
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October 30, 2017 - Posted by | Fukushima 2017 | ,

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