Those analyses also suggest that a severe radioactive spill
in a rural area would contaminate more than 100 square kilometers and take about 15 months to clean up, at a cost of $620 million dollars.
If a radioactive spill
occurred outside the glovebox, plastic was taped to the boxes so that the workers could continue operations.
Worries lingered over the impact of radioactive spills
on marine life after the health ministry said caesium levels 25 times the legal limit had been detected in young sand lance caught off Fukushima prefecture.