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Contaminated water crisis

[Concern about the soundness of reactor2 building] A puddle found in reactor2, Tepco “It’s rainwater.”

The puddle of contaminated water was found in reactor2. Tepco explains it came down from the second floor of turbine building. They concluded it was rainwater but there is no

Cover-ups Plant hazard

The Fukushima worker in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest died, the reason is not reported

On 2/25/2013, Fukushima Diary reported “Fukushima worker got in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest, transfered to Iwaki Kyouritsu Hospital [URL]” On 2/27/2013, he died. The reason is not announced.  

Core removing struggle Plant hazard

Radioactivity density of reactor1 sub-drain jumping up for 2 days, PCV temperature also increasing

According to Tepco, the radioactivity density of reactor1 sub-drain jumped up from 2/23/2013. On 2/28, Cs-137 reading increased to be 6 times much as 2/23/2013. (Bq/cm3) 2/23 Cs-134 : 6.9E-02 Cs-137

Natural disasters

Fukushima plant tide embankment is still in the temporary state “EXIF of the picture is removed”

Major aftershocks hit Japan continuously, and Tepco insists Fukushima accident was caused by Tsunami. However, they still keep the tide embankment temporary state, which looks like it’s made of debris.

Sea contamination

Tepco’s report about fishery products contamination in 20km sea area

Tepco published the report about fishery and marine products contamination in 20km sea area. 510,000 Bq/Kg was measured from greenling caught in the port but they didn’t publish the report

Environmental contamination Sea contamination

510,000 Bq/Kg from fat greenling caught in Fukushima plant port, over 100,000 Bq/Kg from 30% of the samples

↑ Fat greenling (This is not the specific issued sample.)   According to Tepco, 510,000 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 was measured from fat greenling caught in Fukushima nuclear plant port. The

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200 Bq/Kg from fermented sludge fertilizer in Tochigi

According to MAFF (the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries), high level of cesium-134/137 is still measured from the fermented sludge fertilizer. They were analyzed from October to December of

Malformation

[Not radiation effect] Saitama citizen “Deformed tomato is in every package, origin labelled as Kyushu”

A Saitama citizen reported she found deformed mini-tomatoes in every package sold at a supermarket. The origin was labelled as “Kumamoto (Kyushu)”, it was unusually cheap. (198JPY/package)   <Translate> Now

Core removing struggle

The purpose of nitrogen injection to reactor1 is “to confirm the impact of the radiolysis of water inside the PCV”

On 2/25/2013, Fukushima Diary reported Tepco was going to restart the nitrogen gas injection into PCV of reactor1. [URL 1] On 2/26/2013, Tepco reported the purpose is to confirm the

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9,380 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 measured from ash of a household in Fukushima city

According to the radiation test of household grocery by Fukushima city government, 9,380 Bq/Kg of cesium was measured from ash for removal of astringent taste. The measurement was done from