In a recent report in BBC the officials announced that:
On Monday Japan’s environment ministry acknowledged the decontamination of towns around the plant is proving much more complicated than originally thought. Tens of thousands of workers are engaged in the massive clean-up effort, removing millions of tonnes of topsoil and vegetation. But in the most highly contaminated areas work is yet to begin. The government’s latest prediction is that residents will be able to return home by 2017.
But the BBC’s Rupert Wingfield-Hayes in Tokyo says many have already decided they will never go back.
With the passage of time the projects that were initially undertaken are more complex than thought. There is a lot of talk as to where to put the water, but where are they going to put all of this earth?
- Fukushima clean-up delayed until 2017 (radionz.co.nz)
- Japan extends Fukushima clean-up (updatednews.ca)