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Chiba wants radioactive designation lifted from Fukushima-contaminated waste

CHIBA – The Chiba Municipal Government on Tuesday filed for Environment Ministry approval to lift the radioactive designation for waste stored in the city that was contaminated by the Fukushima reactor meltdowns five years ago.

This marked the first application in Japan seeking to lift the radioactive designation for waste tainted by the 2011 meltdowns at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

The move came after the city found that levels of radioactive materials in the designated waste are lower than the national designation standards of over 8,000 becquerels per kilogram.

At present, designated radioactive waste generated by the nuclear disaster is stored in 12 prefectures in eastern Japan, including Tokyo.

The ministry plans to judge whether to lift the designation for waste in Chiba in about one month.

In Chiba, 7.7 tons of designated waste is currently stored at a waste disposal center.

The lifting of the designation will allow the city to dispose of the waste the same way as general waste, but the city plans to continue storing the waste for the time being.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/06/29/national/science-health/chiba-wants-radioactive-designation-lifted-fukushima-contaminated-waste/

June 29, 2016 Posted by | Japan | , , | Leave a comment

333 of 522 children diagnosed worse than A2 in Kashiwa city Chiba

For those of you not familiar with Japan’s geography, these children were diagnosed in Kashiwa city, Chiba Prefecture.

Chiba Prefecture is far from Fukushima Prefecture. From Fukushima Daiichi in Fukushima Prefecture to Kashiwa city, Chiba prefecture, at the door of Tokyo, there is 221.05 km, 137.35 miles.

Just one more proof that Tokyo and its surroundings has been also well plumed.

This is the test result from 7/1/2015 to 2/29/2016. 306 children were categorized as A2 (cyst (smaller than 5.1 mm) or nodule (smaller than 20.1 mm) was found), 11 were categorized as B (cyst (larger than 5.1 mm) or nodule (larger than 20.1 mm) was found), and 16 were categorized as C (Follow-up test is required).

 

april 11, 2016 333 thyroid cases

 

 

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On 3/23/2016, Kashiwa city government of Chiba announced 333 of 522 children were diagnosed as A2 ~ C in their thyroid test.

This is the test result from 7/1/2015 to 2/29/2016. 306 children were categorized as A2 (cyst (smaller than 5.1 mm) or nodule (smaller than 20.1 mm) was found), 11 were categorized as B (cyst (larger than 5.1 mm) or nodule (larger than 20.1 mm) was found), and 16 were categorized as C (Follow-up test is required).

The local government states and testees are required to admit the test is not to evaluate the radiation effect on health after 311. Also, children who already have medical care for their thyroid problem were eliminated.

 

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http://www.city.kashiwa.lg.jp/houshasenkanren/3327/3330/p0150603_d/fil/kashiwakojosen.pdf

http://www.city.kashiwa.lg.jp/houshasenkanren/3327/3330/p0150603.html

http://www.city.kashiwa.lg.jp/houshasenkanren/3327/3330/p034081.html

http://fukushima-diary.com/2016/04/333-of-522-children-diagnosed-worse-than-a2-in-kashiwa-city-chiba/

April 11, 2016 Posted by | Fukushima 2016 | , , , | Leave a comment