Contaminated truck leaves Fukushima nuclear plant site

The Japan News reported earlier today:

A concrete mixer truck contaminated with radioactive substances exceeding the limit traveled outside the premises of Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on Saturday, the company said the same day.

A worker drove the truck off the plant site despite being aware of the above-limit contamination, according to TEPCO.

A radiation check conducted at the plant site prior to the truck’s departure detected 22,000 counts per minute near the upper part of the truck’s rear bumper, exceeding the limit of 13,000 cpm for a vehicle to be allowed off the premises.

Against decontamination guidelines, the vehicle traveled out of the plant site at about 1:25 p.m., TEPCO said.

This short news item raises a number of questions, including:

1. Why was the truck allowed to leave the site with contamination above the legal limts?

2. Where was it bound?

3. Where is it now?

Here’s a link:


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