In an Olympic year, Japan faces decision over contaminated Fukushima water
This story shows the ENTIRE FxCKIN’ WORLD is paying NO ATTENTION to REALITY!! When ALL participating Olympic countries would send their Press, Top Young Athletes, general population and Services Companies and Vendors into a EXTREMELY CONTAMINATED NUCLEAR DISASTER EXCLUSION ZONE for Olympic Games is just total Misanthropic Insanity!!!!!! WHAT THE FxCK????
OKUMA, Japan (Reuters) – At the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant north of Tokyo, workers in protective suits are still removing radioactive material from reactors that melted down after an earthquake and tsunami knocked out its power and cooling nearly nine years ago.
On an exclusive tour of the plant, spread over 3.5 million square meters (865 acres), Reuters witnessed giant remote-controlled cranes dismantling an exhaust tower and other structures in a highly radioactive zone while spent fuel was removed from a reactor.
Officials from Tokyo Electric, which owns the plant, also showed new tanks to hold increasing amounts of contaminated water.
About 4,000 workers are tackling the cleanup, many wearing protective gear, although more than 90% of the plant is deemed to have so little radioactivity that no extra precautions are needed. Photography was highly restricted and no conversations were allowed with the workers.
Work to dismantle the plant has taken nearly a decade so far, but with Tokyo due to host the Olympics this summer – including some events less than 60 km (38 miles) from the power station – there has been renewed focus on safeguarding the venues.