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[New York Times] Former Prime Minister in Japan Elected to Lead Opposition Party

<Quote> [The New York Times] TOKYO — Shinzo Abe, a nationalist former prime minister, was elected to lead Japan’s main opposition party on Wednesday, giving him a chance of regaining

Core removing struggle

Tepco developing remote controlling robots, wall crawler, airship, RPV diver, etc..

On 9/24/2012, R&D department of Tepco released the latest report about remote technique to invest Fukushima plant. Tepco can’t investigate the crippled Fukushima plant with the existing technology. They are


110 Bq/Kg of cesium from citron in Nikko city Tochigi

On 9/21/2012, Tochigi prefectural government announced they measured 110 Bq/Kg of cesium from a citron. It was grown outdoors in Nikko city. It was supposed to be shipped to a


3300 Bq from a pregnant woman in Iwaki city Fukushima

3300 Bq of radioactive material was measured from a pregnant woman in Iwaki city. Fukushima minpo, the original source of this information didn’t address the nuclide, but it’s probably cesium134/137.

Core removing struggle Plant hazard

PCV temperature is rapidly increasing in reactor1, “10℃ in 2 days”

Thermometers in reactor1 PCV are indicating the rapidly increasing temperature. It was 55.9℃ at 5AM of 9/24, and it’s 65.8℃ at 5AM of 9/26/2012. From 9/24/2012 to 9/26, the temperature

Contaminated water crisis Sea contamination

89.2% of contaminated water tank is full. Newly extended tank will be full by 2016 too

On 9/24/2012, Tepco released their roadmap to decommission Fukushima plant. On their report, Tepco stated 89.2 % of the contamination storage tank is already full. By 9/18/2012, they have 203,708