decontamination work

State considers loaning TEPCO additional 3 trillion yen
TEPCO's company name plate at the utility's head office in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The government is weighing additional loans of 3 trillion yen ($30.2 billion) to the operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, sources said.
EDITORIAL: No-nukes road map needed before taxpayers made to pay...
Environment ministry officials inspect a temporary collection site of bags containing radioactive debris from decontamination work in Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture, in April. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party has thrashed out plans to deal with the consequences of the Fukushima nuclear disaster and take care of affected areas, but many questions...
CROOKED CLEANUP: Government to investigate Fukushima...
Crews clean a road in preparatory work for full-scale decontamination in Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture, in March 2012. (Provided by the Environment Ministry)
The government will investigate decontamination work around the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant following reports that potentially radioactive debris has been dumped into the...
CROOKED CLEANUP: Government mishandled complaints about shoddy...
Workers dump collected debris, such as vegetation and stones, into a river in Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture, on Dec. 11. (The Asahi Shimbun)
Environment Ministry officials failed to act on a flood of complaints from residents in Fukushima Prefecture about companies carrying out shoddy decontamination work.
CROOKED CLEANUP (1): Radioactive waste dumped into rivers during...
The Asahi Shimbun
Cleanup crews in Fukushima Prefecture have dumped soil and leaves contaminated with radioactive fallout into rivers. Water sprayed on contaminated buildings has been allowed to ...
CROOKED CLEANUP (2): Some decontamination workers sorry for...
Fallen leaves and debris gather along a slope by a road in Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture. (Miki Aoki)
A man in his 20s questioned the shady practices involved in decontaminating areas in Fukushima Prefecture, only to be assured that everything was OK.
CROOKED CLEANUP (3): Reporters document extent of shoddy...
Two workers wash off dirt from their rubber boots and rakes after decontamination work in Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture. (Tamiyuki Kihara)
To discover the extent of shoddy decontamination practices, Asahi Shimbun reporters spent 130 hours observing, photographing and interviewing workers at various locations in...
No simple steps to carrying out decontamination work
Workers hose down the roof of the town office in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, on Dec. 4 as part of decontamination work. (Kengo Hiyoshi)
FUKUSHIMA--Work to decontaminate areas around the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is, if nothing else, labor-intensive, painstaking and costly.
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