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[Column] To live one second longer

20,000 Bq/Kg of cesium was measured from soil in front of Harajuku station. This is 200 times much as the safety limit before 311. Cyanobacteria in soil concentrates radioactive material.

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Wild boar meat factory to open in Chiba

  On 12/24/2012, Fukushima Diary reported “Wild boar meat processing factory stopped for excessive contamination in Chiba”. [URL] However the meat processing factory is to open because the shipping restriction

Confirmed effects

MEXT staff leaked his own WBC data “Thyroid equivalent dose is 5mSv for 8 hours work”

A former MEXT staff (current nuclear regulatory agency staff) leaked his own whole body counter result. <Translate> I measured the ambient radiation level in Fukushima prefecture just after 311. I

Core removing struggle Plant hazard

The “broken” thermometer is indicating temperature reaching almost 250℃ in reactor2

Two thermometers of reactor2 (RPV) have been indicating temperature increase since last December. Tepco labelled them as “broken”, but the indicated temperature started increasing again. Two thermometers are showing the

Spent Fuel Pools

Tepco can’t investigate the state of fuel assemblies of SFP3 due to the stirred water by the dropped mast

On 2/8/2013, Fukushima Diary reported Tepco dropped the fuel handling machine mast (1.5 tones) into SFP of reactor3 when they were removing the debris. [URL] According to NHK, Tepco cannot

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Health problems of doctors in Fukushima jumped up from 5.6% to 20% after 311

According to Japan Medical Association Research Institute, 19.4 % of Fukushima doctors answered “Their health condition is not good” for the questionnaire. The ratio used to be 5.6% before 311.

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This is where over 20,000 Bq/Kg was measured in front of Harajuku station, Tokyo

On 8/31/2012, Fukushima Diary reported 21,346 Bq/Kg was measured in front of Harajuku station in Tokyo. (cf, Black substance found at Harajuku station in Tokyo, “21,346 Bq/Kg” [URL]) Because I