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BOOKLET to Provide Basic Information Regarding Health Effects of Radiation (2nd edition)

Transportation of Removed Soil and Waste

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By the end of December 2020, an accumulative total volume of approx. 10,110,000 m3 of the removed soil and waste had been transported to the Interim Storage Facility (ISF).

Transportation to the ISF is being conducted on a safety-first policy. Major traffic safety measures are as follows.

1. Training for new and existing workers

Training on transportation of removed soil and waste to the ISF is provided to truck drivers and other workers newly employed. Workers already engaging in transportation also receive training again every fiscal year.

2. Pre-driving of transportation routes

All drivers drive the transportation routes in advance to mutually check high-risk spots and things to note, etc.

3. On-site checking of driving status

At spots where attention should be paid for speeding or heavily trafficked spots, etc. driving status of trucks transporting removed soil and waste is checked (including on their way back).

4. Commendation of superior drivers

With the aim of improving and maintaining drivers' motivation and safety awareness, superior driver certificates (to be put on helmets and dashboards) are given to drivers who conducted transportation safely for 100 days or longer via contractors.

  • Included in this reference material on February 28, 2018
  • Updated on March 31, 2021
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