Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Part of Areas Around Chernobyl Will Be Off Limits Forever, Japanese Media Reports

While the Russian News (RIA Novosti) emphasized the "revitalization" plan for the areas around the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, the Japanese media decided to focus on the other half of the same story: That half of the areas around Chernobyl will be abandoned forever.

The media and the Japanese viewers are thinking about the areas around Fukushima I Nuke Plant, of course. Even the national government is starting to doubt the efficacy of "decontamination" in the immediate neighborhood of the plant, even though they have promised the residents that the government will do the decontamination so that they can return someday.

Here is one from ANN News (Asahi TV) on 4/25/2012 (the link won't last, as this is a Yahoo link):


Areas around Chernobyl will be "off limits forever"


Part of the areas contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear accident will be off limits forever.


Deputy head of the contaminated area management agency [I have no idea what the official name is] said, "The current no-entry zone is 2,000 square kilometers, but about half (1,000 square kilometers) will be off limits forever."


The government agency in charge of managing the areas in the Ukrane that have been contaminated by the Chernobyl accident declared on April 24 that the half of the no-entry zone will remain no-entry zone forever. The area is big, about 1.6 times the size of the Tokyo's 23 Special Wards. It will be 26 years on April 26 since the accident.

(H/T Chibaguy)


Anonymous said...



That's a huge area to quarantine forever. I doubt if it is possible. There will be breaches as time goes by and governments will not to pay for security.

A huge monument to the nuclear industry.

Chibaguy said...

Yes, the nuclear industry now has two huge monuments. I wonder how many they will have before people wake up? Unfortunately, it will be many more.

Anonymous said...

Jellyfish-like creatures clog Diablo Canyon intake

Anonymous said...

Someday. They'll have to invest in cryogenic storage and place all of them in suspended animation until that day comes.

Anonymous said...

Doing the PR prepwork for the announcement of a permanent Japanese Zone, modeled after the Ukrainian one, later this year. I expect a new cabinet afterwards

Anonymous said...

Of course it will be off limits around fukushma for hundreds of years, after spending shit loads of cash trying to do decontamination they just figured it out

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