At 8:00 AM 4/22/2012, the chemical complex had second explosion with black smoke.
They managed to extinguish fire at 17:15 of 4/22/2012, when already 15 hours had passed. 11 factory workers got injured except for the dead worker, and 11 citizens got injured by broken glass as well.
The factory is going to have domiciliary visit for professional negligence leading to death of police on 4/23/2012.
Depleted uranium is kept in 33 steel drum cans, where is 400m away from the exploded point. Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology declared depleted uranium did not leak by measuring radiation level, but alpha ray of uranium is very difficult to detect. It is not known how they measured radiation level.
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.