Unwanted radioactive soil from Fukushima sent to Japan’s Environment Ministry

An anonymous sender earlier this month mailed a package to the Environment Ministry apparently containing dirt contaminated by radioactive fallout from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant that was later dumped in an empty lot near a ministry official’s home in Saitama Prefecture, Environment Minister Goshi Hosono revealed Thursday.

The ministry received another box Wednesday, apparently from the same sender.

Hosono apologized to the public at a news conference and said the officials involved in discarding the soil would be punished. The names of the officials were not released.

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