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Fukushima grapples with radioactive soil that no one wants

Fukushima grapples with radioactive soil that no one wants --Eight years after the disaster, not a single location will take the millions of cubic metres of radioactive soil that remain | 11 March 2019 | In the years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, about 70,000 workers removed topsoil, tree branches, grass and other contaminated material from areas near homes, schools and public buildings in a unprecedented ¥2.9tn (£21bn) drive to reduce radiation to levels that would enable tens of thousands of evacuees to return home. The decontamination operation cleaned generated millions of cubic metres of radioactive soil, packed into bags that carpet large swaths of Fukushima prefecture...While workers inside the ruined nuclear plant struggle to contain the build-up of more than 1m tonnes of radioactive water, outside, work continues to remove, process and store soil that will amount to 14m cubic metres by 2021.