Japanese pond smelt gone nearly extinct in Haruna lake Gunma, can’t even find a sample for radiation test

In order to check the radiation level, fishery cooperative tried to fish Japanese pond smelt in Haruna lake Gunma on 1/21/2013, but they managed to obtain only one sample with 30 staff.
They are supposed to check the radiation level by fishing 50~100 samples (200g) to restart Japanese pond smelt fishing,which is important for their sightseeing business.
Every Spring, the fishery cooperative release 70 ~ 90 million eggs but Japanese pond smelt disappeared from Haruna lake after the summer of 2011.
They could not obtain enough samples in 2012 either.







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L’éperlan d’eau douce japonais est pratiquement éteint dans le lac Haruna de Gunma, pas un seul même pour test de radioactivité

Pour contrôler le niveau de la radioactivité, la coopérative de pêche a essayé de trouver un éperlan d’eau douce japonais dans le lac Haruna de Gunma ce 21 janvier 2013 mais ils n’en ont trouvé qu’un seul en s’y mettant à 30.
Ils sont supposés contrôler le niveau de radioactivité en pêchant entre 50 et 100 échantillons (de 200g) pour relancer la pêche à cet éperlan qui est (était) important pour leurs affaires agonisantes.
Chaque printemps, la coopérative relâche 70 à 90 millions d’œufs mais cet éperlan a disparu du lac Haruna après l’été 2011.
Ils n’ont pas pu trouver assez d’échantillons en 2012 non plus.



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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.


January 2013