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[Column] Looking into the outbreak of norovirus. Is it mutation ? or ..

Norovirus is having an outbreak all around in Japan. A variant of norovirus was found and it is supposed to be the cause of it. However, food-poisoning is not equally

Malformation Natural disasters

[Column] 5 most meaningful events of 2012 related to Fukushima accident

1. M7 hit Japan on 1/1/2012 At 14:34 1/1/2012 (JST), M7 hit Japan. [Link] It was scale 3 ~4 in Fukushima. 3 hours later, Tepco confirmed the water level of

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[Column] 25th month of 2011 is starting

Someone I know on Twitter moved to South east Asia. It was due to the business of her husband, but for her, it was an evacuation. She was with her

Core removing struggle Plant hazard

[Disorder ?] Radiation level spiked up to 35.23 Sv/h in suppression chamber of reactor2 as the indicated heat went up

A thermometer indicated the RPV temperature is rapidly increasing in reactor2. (cf, [Disorder ?] A thermometer of reactor2 RPV indicating the rapid increase of heat, it reached 152.1℃ on 12/30/2012

Core removing struggle Plant hazard

[Disorder ?] A thermometer of reactor2 RPV indicating the rapid increase of heat, it reached 152.1℃ on 12/30/2012

According to Tepco’s plant parameter, a thermometer (SUPPORT SKIRT TOP(TE-2-3-69K1)) of reactor2 is indicating the rapid increase of temperature, it went over 100℃ at 5:00 of 12/26/2012. It’s 152.1℃ at

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274 Bq/Kg from the leaves of Japanese cedar in Chiba city

A citizens’ radiation monitoring station in Chiba city measured 274 Bq/kg of cesium from the leaves of Japanese cedar. Sample : Leaves of Japanese cedar Cs-134 : 106 Bq/Kg Cs-137

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48 Bq/Kg of cesium from green tea latte powder in Ibaraki prefecture for sale

According to Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, 48 Bq/Kg of cesium was measured from green tea latte powder produced in Ibaraki prefecture. It was for sale. Sample : Green tea

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5,400 Bq/L of tritium was contained in atmospheric moisture from 3/17/2011 to the end of July in 20km area of Fukushima

According to Institute for environmental sciences, 5,400 Bq/L of tritium (Free-water tritium) was contained in atmospheric moisture of 20km area from Fukushima nuclear plant from 3/17/2011 to the end of

Food contamination

The production output of Matsutake mushroom decreased by 74% compared to 2010

Domestic production output of Matsutake mushroom of 2011 was smaller than the one of 2010 by 74%, which was the second smallest in the past according to the Forestry Agency.

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[Norovirus outbreak] 99 patients in a hospital of Yokohama, 4 people died

A hospital in Yokohama city “Yokohama Denentoshi hospital” announced 72 patients and 27 staff got infectious gastroenteritis, 4 of the patients died. They were 80 and 92 years old male