Radioactive Decontamination Process for 20 Days – The process of cleaning or decontamination of radioactive exposed areas in vacant land in Batan Indah Housing, Setu District, South Tangerang City, Banten, is still being carried out. Officials hope the rain will not flush radioactive areas today, Monday, February 17, 2020.
The clean-up process lasted 20 days, but we are trying to finish it soon. Hopefully there will be no more rain problems, said Head of Public Relations and Cooperation Law of the National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN) Heru Umbara, at Batan Indah Housing, Monday, 17 February 2020.
He explained that officers today carried 100 drums to accommodate radioactive material. The BATAN team is assisted by a number of technical teams from the Nuclear Energy Supervisory Agency (BAPETEN), the Gegana Sat KBR and the Nuclear Chemical Biology Engineer to clean the exposed area.
Radioactive Decontamination Process for 20 Days
This is important and our priority is once again we want to clean it up, now it is safe at this radius (50 meters from the hot spot) and this focus is clean up at the point of exposure. We carry 100 drums, Heru explained.
The process of cleaning up radioactive exposed areas in Batan Indah Housing, South Tangerang. Photo: medcom.id/Farhan
Heru explained that one of the disturbing weather conditions was rain, which was a serious disturbance in the cleansing process of the tepapar area. It is feared that the exposed material will be carried by officers when they set foot in the exposed area when it rains. Bandar Ceme Terbesar
Rain is dangerous and in terms of safety is also dangerous. Now clean the soil or plants exposed to radiation, he explained.
He asked residents to continue their normal activities. Residents are asked not to be afraid while outside the area of radioactive exposure.
What is not allowed is to enter the hot spot, which we will clean up at this time. Including not needing citizens to use masks, he added.
According to Medcom.id monitoring, BATAN has again sent a team of experts to lift the exposed material. Four teams were assigned, each with seven members. Each team cleans the exposed area for one hour.