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[Column] I don’t love the land. I just love the people.

Now I’m trying to make Fukushima Diary a public diary. I still have to manage some legal problems with my lawyer, who does never speak Engrish. It’s taking time but

Contaminated water crisis

Tepco to start the hot test of ALPS, the multiple nuclide purification system on 3/30/2013

Tepco is going to start the hot test on one of the systems of ALPS, the multiple nuclide purification system on 3/30/2013. Tepco reports,   Hot testing is to be


[Power stoppage] Tepco sounds serious, “Electric shock mark was found on the dead mouse”

  The power stoppage of 3/18/2013 was caused by the rat in the panel board supposedly. On 3/25/2013, Tepco released the report about the progress of the investigation. In this

Cover-ups Plant hazard

15μSv/h from the rat caught in Fukushima plant

The power stoppage on 3/18/2013 was caused by a rat in the temporary panel board supposedly. (cf, The blackout was caused by a mouse in the panel board, the board

Domestic and global Environment

680,000 Bq/Kg from the soil beside the agricultural reservoir in Okumamachi

According to MOE (Ministry of the Environment), highly concentrated cesium-134/137 was measured from the soil collected in the agricultural reservoirs in Okumamachi and Futabamachi in Fukushima.   1 Sample :

Contaminated water crisis Cover-ups Plant hazard Sea contamination

[Analysis] J gov can take over Tepco for the decommissioning work of Fukushima with a major legal reform

More and more people are starting to question if Tepco can really handle the decommissioning work of Fukushima. About 10 days before this post, they lost power in Fukushima plant,


Shizuoka prefecture to quit radiation monitoring of school lunch in 3 cities

  From this April, the board of education in Shizuoka is going to quit the radiation test for school lunch in 3 cities, Fuji, yaizu, and Nishiizu cho. They have


Tepco not to decommission reactor5, 6 and Daini

  In the power supply plan that Tepco submitted to METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) on 3/28/2013, Tepco didn’t state reactor5, 6 and reactor1 ~4 of Daini will

Confirmed effects

100 of 410 children required to have follow-up thyroid test in Ibaraki, “Follow-up test is 3 years later”

On 3/28/2013, Tokaimura local government in Ibaraki announced 98 of 410 children were required to have the follow-up inspection from the thyroid test, 2 of 410 were required to have