Japan Massive Search
April 24, 2011 by staff
Japan Massive Search, Some 25,000 Japanese soldiers Monday to start a massive search for new organisms along the Pacific coast, where some 12,000 people remain missing following the earthquake and tsunami, the military said.
Some U.S. forces will join the 24,800 soldiers and members of the Japan Coast Guard and police to search the third since the disaster of March 11, devastating cities throughout the Northeast.
“They give extensive coverage to the Pacific coast, areas around the mouths of major rivers and other places affected by the tsunami,” said a spokesman for Japan Joint Staff.
In the last two major operations are total of 438 bodies, the Ministry of Defence.
More than 14,000 people died in the disaster and some 12,000 are still missing.
In another operation launched last Monday, about 2,500 Japanese troops have been searching for the bodies within the evacuation zone 30 kilometers (19 miles) around the crippled nuclear plant in Fukushima.
Officials of the local livestock department will also enter the 20 km exclusion zone around the plant to inspect the condition of thousands of cows, pigs and other animals abandoned as farmers fled the area.
“We have not had any idea of?? What is in the area now? This is the first time we have entered the area,” said an official of the livestock department of the prefecture of Fukushima.
Some advocates of animal rights that have entered the area have said there is a considerable number of cattle and other animals die.
“When we find dead animals, we will cover with calcium hydroxide (quicklime), due to health concerns,” said the official.
“We will slaughter those who die after getting the permission of the owners, if they say it is too cruel to leave them like that.”
Local officials also check the status of the horses that many in the city of Minamisoma, north of the plant, keeping the festival of traditional folk community, he said.
The exclusion zone around the plant went into effect Friday, the police erected checkpoints to stop people returning to their homes in the area of?? High radiation. There is a wider area of?? 30 km where people have been encouraged to leave.
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