Possible depleted uranium at the chemical complex on fire

Following up this article..Chemical Complex is on fire with nuclear fuel in Yamaguchi

The complex owner, Mitsui chemicals hold 71.1 tones of depleted uranium.

Possible depleted uranium at the chemical complex on fire


They have 8 complexes in Japan but it is not known which site holds depleted uranium.

Iwakuni Otake site holds 3379 units of nuclear waste.

Osaka site holds 1889 units of nuclear waste.

Depleted uranium may be preserved in one of them or both.

At the moment, wind blows to North west at 5m/s.

Possible depleted uranium at the chemical complex on fire4

At 5:00 (JST), non-methane hydrocarbon (NMHC) concentration spiked up by 400%, at 2km south to the site.

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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.


April 2012