Sunday, December 11, 2011

9 months ago, 3/11/2011, we do not forget and must keep informed!

For the last 9 months people from all over the world have been watching. They have been writing, researching, discussing and making sure this massive disaster that is still ongoing is not forgotten. Even just reading what is going on and being a person who possesses the knowledge of what is really going on in Japan plays a role in making sure this is all known. Sometimes just sharing the news is a powerful thing. Knowledge is power. Information wants to be free.
This is the last § of an article in that remembers the disaster and is dealing with its ongoing nuclear accident in Fukushima Daiichi.

And from Kyodo News:

Gov't nuclear cleanup work has to wait at least until late March

TOKYO, Dec. 11, Kyodo

The Environment Ministry said Sunday, December 11th, 2011 that full-fledged efforts to decontaminate areas highly polluted by radioactive matter from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster cannot begin until late March or later.

The government needs time to obtain the consent of individual landowners and to secure temporary storage sites for contaminated soil removed from irradiated areas, ministry officials told a panel of experts commissioned to discuss the issue.

At the meeting, the ministry also presented the panel with its draft guidelines for how to go about the cleanup work in areas contaminated with radioactive material emitting one to 20 millisieverts of radiation per year, excluding naturally occurring radioactivity.

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