facebook
twitter
search
search

Fukushima documents to be digitized

Feb. 11, 2013 at 3:51 PM
| License Photo

TOKYO, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Japan's Nuclear Regulatory Authority will digitize about 900,000 pages of government documents on the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, an authority official said.

Some of the documentation includes radioactivity monitoring levels, how people were irradiated and government evacuation plans, material not yet released, authority officials said.

The digitization will not include privately owned material compiled by the Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the power plant affected by the earthquake and tsunami, the Tokyo newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun reported Monday.

The newspaper added the process of digitization and uploading of the material to the Internet, will take about two years, adding the documents have been stored by a variety of government entities in Fukushima and Tokyo.

"The volume of documents is so huge that many have been left wherever they were put," the authority official told the newspaper.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Germanwings pilot Lubitz buried quietly amid investigation
Russia investigates legality of 1991 recognition of Baltic independence
South Korea fires warning shots at boat from North
Islamic State re-captures part of key Kurdish-held border town in Syria
North Korea raises alarm over violent crime