Hundreds of bags of radioactive waste washed away in Japan floods

Japan’s unprecedented rainfall last week resulted in hundreds of bags of radioactive debris from the 2011 Fukushima clean up being swept away into a river

Hundreds of bags containing radioactive waste from the Fukushima disaster nuclear clean-up have been swept away in recent floods in Japan, it has emerged.

The torrential rainfall which hit Japan last week resulted in at least 293 bags of radioactive waste collected after the 2011 nuclear disaster being washed away from the village of Iitate, Fukushima prefecture.

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