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Completion of new facility to reduce volume of incineration ash from decontamination waste

2020-02-27T14:17:31.095Z

A new facility to reduce the volume of highly polluted ash from burning decontamination waste in Fukushima Prefecture is an interim storage around the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.



Completion of a new facility to reduce the volume of incinerated ash from decontamination waste February 27 22:52

A new facility to reduce the volume of highly polluted ash from burning decontamination waste in Fukushima Prefecture has been completed at the site of an intermediate storage facility around the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

At the site of the intermediate storage facility between Futaba Town and Okuma Town, Fukushima Prefecture, various facilities for treating decontamination waste are gradually being developed, and waste is being imported in parallel.

On the 27th, a ceremony was held to commemorate the completion of the ash treatment facility, which was built to reduce the volume of highly polluted ash from burning waste.

According to the law, decontamination waste must be finally disposed of outside Fukushima by 2045. At the ceremony, Mayor Shiro Izawa of Futaba Town said, "The facility was completed with the desire of the residents who let go of the land.

I would like to ask for final disposal outside the prefecture. " In the "ash processing facility", the ash is heated at a high temperature to reduce its volume, and the concentration of radioactive materials is increased to about 100,000 becquerels per kilogram on average, and to "slag" with relatively low concentration. Do the work to separate.

Soot and dust is transported to a waste storage facility surrounded by concrete with a thickness of 30 cm or more on the site of the intermediate storage facility, and stored in a special container.

"We would like to make the first initiative ash disposal a top priority for safety. We would like to do our utmost to rebuild with the pain of Futaba-cho, who accepted the interim storage facility." I said.

Source: nhk

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