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Japan:SDF units to begin decontamination in Fukushima

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Laaska news  Dec. 4, 2011
Japan’s Self-Defense Force units will begin work this week to decontaminate municipal offices around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Teams from the Ground SDF in Fukushima Prefecture will use water jets to clean walls and floors of government buildings, and remove radioactive sludge from ditches.

The teams are also expected to scrape surface soil and prune trees at any spots around the buildings where they find high radiation levels.

The operation will cover the offices of Naraha, Tomioka, Namie and Iitate all of which are designated evacuation areas with high radiation levels.

The GSDF plans to complete the decontamination work by around December 20th.

The 4 offices are expected to then serve as headquarters for full-fledged decontamination that the central government plans to launch next year.


Laaska News.