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Toshiba® – making efforts for Fukushima Daiichi plant disaster relief
Toshiba, Japan based world leader in technology and electronics, is playing its corporate social responsibility role quite well. After donating to recovery efforts for Philippines typhoon and Thailand flood, the corporate giant has taken a drift towards doing something for the environment, in order to make up for the recent natural disasters which hit Japan in 2011.
In a recent report, the corporation spilled the beans and said that they have come up with a mobile device, which will be used for removing Cesium from the soil that was adulterated, owing to the Fukushima Daiichi power plant nuclear disaster. The disaster had taken place immediately after the Tokyo earthquake and the tsunami in 2011.
The chemical Cesium is extremely hazardous to one’s health for its exposure causes hyperirritability and spasms. It gets highly explosive when it comes in contact with water. Hence, there is an urgent need to eliminate the pollutant compound from the soil.
The device can extract Cesium from the soil along with almost 97 percent of radioactive elements. The machine can decontaminate about 1.7 tons of soil. It was demonstrated to media at Toshiba Plant Systems and Services Corp. in Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture.
The machine can be carried to the destination using two trucks. Toshiba is planning to start the cleaning process in places such as parks and schools. They are also planning to deploy various workers in these sorts of public places.
The officials claimed that the machine can remove Cesium from 400 square meters of land in merely five days. Let’s see how the cleaning process goes about.