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[Column] 3 mysteries about the US Navy sailors’ suing Tepco

By 12/27/2012, eight crew members of the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan sued Tepco for the deception and concealment of information. (cf, [Bloomberg] Tepco Sued by U.S. Sailors Exposed to Radiation [Link])

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10 million Bq of cesium-134/137 is still released every single hour from reactor1, 2 and 3

According to mid/long term roadmap of Tepco released on 12/27/2012, 10 million Bq of cesium-134/137 is still released from reactor1, 2 and 3 every single hour. This is measured at

Core removing struggle Plant hazard

Tepco to inject nitrogen gas into the suppression chamber of reactor2 as well, “Kr-85 and Hydrogen gas increase”

According to the mid/long term roadmap of Tepco released on 12/25/2012, increase of Kr-85 and hydrogen gas has been observed in PCV of reactor2. Kr-85 and hydrogen gas are fission

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[CRMS] 4.84 Bq/Kg from towel hung on the second floor for 24 hours in Fukushima

CRMS (Citizen’s radioactivity measuring station) measured 4.84 Bq/kg of cesium from the towel hung in Fukushima city. The towels were brand new, CRMS made them wet before hanging. The towels

Export from Japan

Possibility of Russia banning imports of Japanese food for outbreak of norovirus

Having norovirus outbreak in Japan, agency of consumer’s right and welfare in Russia suggested the possibility to ban importing food from Japan in case the situation goes out of control.

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Tepco requested additional financial support of 697 billion yen for the Nuclear Damage Liability Facilitation Fund

Tepco has estimated the total nuclear damage compensation to be 2.5 trillion yen and has been requesting the financial support from the Nuclear Damage Liability Facilitation Fund based on the

Malformation

5 conjoint sweet potatoes found in Wakayama

5 conjoint sweet potatoes were found in Tanabe city Wakayama. It was grown in a garden farm. It’s 15cm diameter. Source     Iori Mochizuki _____ Français : 5 patates

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Norovirus patients increased from 1,184 to 1,321 in Yamanashi

On 12/23/2012, Fukushima Diary reported “1,184 people had food poisoning of norovirus in Yamanashi, patients may increase”. [Link] On 12/27/2012, Yamanashi prefecture announced the patients increased from 1,184 to 1,321.

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[Bloomberg] Tepco Sued by U.S. Sailors Exposed to Radiation

<Quote> [Bloomberg] By Joe Schneider – Dec 27, 2012 10:24 AM GMT+0200 ・・・ The sailors aboard the USS Ronald Reagan nuclear-powered aircraft carrier were involved in disaster relief operations following