Since 311, Japanese government pretended to check radiation level of various areas in Japan, but because they measure radiation at 14 m or 85 m high from the ground, nobody got to believe the data.
They therefore ordered 600 dosimeters from a Geiger counter maker named Alpha Tsushin.
Those dosimeters were supposed to be put at schools in Fukushima etc..
However, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology stated they cancelled the contract on 11/18/2011 because “their dosimeter is not accurate and they can’t make 600 of the dosimeters by the deadline.”
However, according to the explanation of Alpha Tsushin, it was because the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology wanted false dosimeter.
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology was afraid to show higher radiation levels than the monitoring posts set on 14 m or 85 m high from the ground, so they ordered Alpha Tsushin to make geiger counters to indicate lower radiation level than actual.
Alpha Tsushin uses parts from America, which are manufactured using international standards, but the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology tried to force the engineers to use the “Japanese standard”.
This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.