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Many Radioactive Waste Bags Remain Missing in Fukushima

Many Radioactive Waste Bags Remain Missing in Fukushima

   Tamura, Fukushima Pref., Nov. 3 (Jiji Press)--Dozens of bags containing waste polluted with radioactive substances remain missing in Fukushima Prefecture three weeks after they were swept away from storage space due to flooding from Typhoon Hagibis.
   Of the 90 bags lost, 36 remain missing. The Environment Ministry, the northeastern Japan prefecture and others are conducting extensive searches without much luck.
   In many municipalities in Fukushima, a lot of such waste, including soil, was generated through decontamination work after the nuclear disaster at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.'s <9501> Fukushima No. 1 power plant in the prefecture.
   Numerous bags containing the waste are kept outdoors on temporary storage space across the prefecture.
   Heavy rains from the 19th typhoon of the year flooded storage space in many places. Forty-four bags were lost in Kawauchi, 30 in Tamura, 15 in Nihonmatsu and one in Iitate.

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