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    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201602260071
    TEPCO begins burning radiation-tainted work clothes at Fukushima plant





    February 26, 2016 Tweet

    By HIROMI KUMAI/ Staff Writer
    OKUMA, Fukushima Prefecture--Tokyo Electric Power Co. has started to incinerate the thousands of boxes of lightly contaminated waste, including clothing used by workers, at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to reduce the amount of tainted waste on the site.
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    The clothing being incinerated are items with the lowest levels of contamination that have been stored in tens of thousands of 1 cubic-meter special boxes. The number of containers reached 66,000 at the end of last year.

    The incinerator is equipped with two types of filters that can reduce the radioactive levels of the exhaust air to less than one-millionth, while reducing the capacity of the waste to about 2 percent...
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