• Kyodo


Transportation began Tuesday morning of 120 kg of the radioactive mineral monazite from a computer store in Omiya, Saitama Prefecture, to a research center in the prefecture.

The monazite, detected in about 90 drums in a store warehouse in Omiya, will be moved to the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research in Wako, an affiliate of the Science and Technology Agency.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.