Radiation-Tainted Sludge, Ash
To Be Buried In
Tokyo Bay Landfill
Japanese Nuclear Meltdown
EMF Radiation Protection
Magnetic Field Meters
Metropolitan Government has decided to bury some 3,000 tons
of sludge and incineration ash contaminated with radioactive
materials in a Tokyo Bay landfill area as part of a
breakwater construction project, it has been learned.
and Koto wards, which are adjacent the area for the proposed
breakwater have reportedly agreed on the measure.
Tadayoshi Matsubara explained the move at a ward assembly
meeting on Oct. 12, saying it was "unavoidable." Later he
asked the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to ensure that
radioactivity of materials being brought in to a
solidification facility in the ward be kept below 8,000
becquerels per kilogram, that vehicles transporting the
incineration ash be carefully checked for radiation, and
that water used to wash vehicles be thoroughly managed.
Ward, when the chief of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's
Regional Sewerage Office approached Mayor Takaaki Yamazaki
in September about the idea, he had indicated that he would
accept the proposal.
contaminated with radioactive materials was produced by
water treatment facilities in Tokyo's Tama district.
Altogether there are seven water treatment facilities in the
Tama district that are directly managed by the Tokyo
Metropolitan Government. The Tokyo cities of Hachioji,
Tachikawa, Machida and Mitaka also have their own water
facilities had stored sludge and incineration ash found to
be contaminated with radioactive materials, but it was
becoming difficult to secure facilities to process the
(Mainichi Japan) October 14, 2011