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» [Three years after 3.11] Long-neglected contaminated agricultural reservoirs will be also decontaminated

The central government plans to start decontaminating hundreds of long-neglected reservoirs for agricultural use in Fukushima Prefecture that have shown unusually high radioactivity levels.

The state’s decontamination program has cleaned up towns and communities, but it does not cover reservoirs in the prefecture.

However, cesium levels exceeding 8,000 becquerels per kilogram were detected in mud at the bottom of 576 agricultural reservoirs in the prefecture, including 14 sites with readings topping 100,000 becquerels per kg, according to a survey by Fukushima Prefecture and others.
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THREE YEARS AFTER: Decontamination planned for agricultural reservoirs in Fukushima (Asahi Newspaper)


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