A Batan official in protective gear stands on a patch of land that has been contaminated with radioactive waste in Serpong, South Tangerang, on Tuesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Radioactive Clean-Up Continues in Serpong
BY :YUDHA BASKORO
FEBRUARY 18, 2020
Indonesian nuclear agencies continued decontamination operation at a housing complex in Serpong, Banten, on Tuesday after radiation was detected in the area at the weekend.
Workers have removed 79 drums of radioactive soil and cut trees and grass from an empty land at the Batan Indah housing complex.
The clean-up may take up to 20 days to complete, officials said.
The housing complex is located about 45 kilometers from the National Nuclear Energy Agency's (Batan) Siwabessy reactor.
The agency said the radioactive contamination was caused by illegal radioactive waste disposal, but they were still in the dark about the alleged perpetrator.