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Tue Apr 3, 2012, 12:28 PM

Fukushima publisher mailed radioactive soil to send message

Fukushima publisher mailed radioactive soil to send message
April 03, 2012 By SHUNSUKE KIMURA / Staff Writer

FUKUSHIMA--The first package arrived at the Environment Ministry on Nov. 8, immediately drawing looks of bewilderment and concern, especially after the contents were revealed.

Inside were a plastic bag filled with dirt and a typed letter that ended with the name of the sender and his address.

The package was from Fukushima city.

“This is soil I took from my garden,” the letter read. “I am giving this to the Environment Ministry, which is primarily responsible (for the radioactive contamination) and for storing waste.”

Tadashi Okudaira, a 63-year-old publisher, acknowledged ...


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