The Japanese government will issue a new set of work ethics on Tuesday to bring the damaged Fukushima power plant under control by January, said reports.
The nuclear crisis that hit Japan after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami made the government ponder over the country’s nuclear energy policy.
The time line set for bringing the Fukushima plant to normal functioning level has been politically stimulated. Prime Minister Noato Kan has been under criticism for the government’s slow response to the natural disasters which left more than 20,000 people dead or missing and nearly 115,000 forced to leave their homes.
The revised plans which are set to be released on Tuesday will deal with the steps to remove the contaminated water. This may include a complicated use of a huge barge as a temporary solution to dump the contaminated waste and reinstating clean water into the reactors.
The ongoing crisis, however, has added to the already growing public dissatisfaction. More than 70,000 people have been forced to evacuate their homes because of health risk and last week the government workers began killing more than a 1,000 cattle which were within the Fukushima “no-go” zone. The bodies, however, could not be burned due to fear of radiation and later were covered with lime and blue tarps and left to decay.
Farmers in Kanagawa, a village in the south of Tokyo, were compelled to destroy early tea crops because of the growing levels of the cesium chemical, containing radioactive particles
The government has retaliated by declaring a plan to help the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) to pay the victims of the crisis with the money they draw from other organizations and taxpayers. The plan has to be approved by parliament as opposition has already showed its dissatisfaction.
A Reuters report said the Japanese government has plans to build about 24,000 temporary shelters for the evacuees and a new system of health screening for the local residents.