Japanese officials believe that hundreds of bodies lie uncollected in the 12-mile evacuation radius around the crippled nuclear power plants, but nobody wants to talk about it. A police officer from the Fukushima prefecture said that weeks after the disaster, “we find bodies in cars, in rivers, under debris and in streets.”
Logistical difficulties and fear of radiation have slowed efforts to collect bodies within the Fukushima Dai-ichi evacuation zone, and there are also concerns about how to deal with the corpses once they’re gathered.
Even after recovering the bodies and returning them to families, how relatives choose to say goodbye to loved ones will pose health and safety dilemmas. Cremation could spread radioactive material, while conventional burial would contaminate the soil and leach into the ground water.
Police sources said today that bodies are still being exposed to high levels of radiation after death. Officials are reconsidering their plan to inspect the bodies after removing them from the evacuation zone. ”One option is to take decontamination vehicles there and decontaminate the bodies one by one,” a radiation-treatment expert told the news agency. Officials fear that decontamination might further damage the decomposing remains.
The Eternal God of History spoke of such a time 2000 years ago, when He described this happening in Israel in the near future. There special teams would also be assembled and trained in the removal of hazardous corpses.
Ezekiel 39:12 And the children of Israel will be seven months putting them in the earth, so as to make the land clean. 13 And all the people of the land will put them in the earth; and it will be to their honour in the day when I let my glory be seen, says the Lord. 14 And they will put on one side men to do no other work but to go through the land and put in the earth the rest of those who are still on the face of the land, to make it clean: after seven months are ended they are to make a search.
Ezekiel 39 v 15 And while they go through the land, if anyone sees a man’s bone, he is to put up a sign by the place till those who are doing the work have put it in the earth in the valley of Hamon-gog. v 16 And there they will put all the army of Gog in the earth. So they will make the land clean.
God described the Hazardous Materials Teams before we understood what He meant. Japan and its complications are but a foretaste of our future.