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[Column] On the road again

I decided to depart for the in-Romania research on 6/7/2013. There might be 1 ~ 2 days of delay but I will leave for it around that date. I told

Contaminated water crisis Cover-ups

20 L of oil leaked from Concrete Pumping Vehicle in Fukushima nuclear plant

According to Tepco, a sub-contract worker found 20 L of oil leaking from the pumping vehicle in Fukushima nuclear plant. They reported as below, At around 2:00 PM on May

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JP Gov to consider mandatory to record all the web browsing history

On 5/20/2013, the public security committee of LDP (the Liberal Democratic Party), which is the government party, announced to advise Japanese Prime Minister to make it mandatory to record web

Plant hazard Spent Fuel Pools

Tepco completed steel frame of reactor4 cover to start installing fuel removing crane

According to Tepco, they completed building the steel frame of reactor4 cover on 5/29/2013. The construction was started on 1/8/2013. In order to remove the fuel assemblies from SFP4, they

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Cs-137 detected from 64% of the first-grade tea samples in Chiba

According to Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Cs-137 was detected from 7 of 11 first-grade tea samples in Chiba. The sampling date is 5/17/2013. The highest reading was 1.2

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[Power DEMAND shortage] Net system energy demand of Tepco decreasing for 4 months continuously

Tepco is not suffering from power supply shortage, but is suffering from the power demand shortage. According to Tepco, their net system energy demand has been decreasing for 4 months

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[Spreading contaminated ground water] Tritium detected from 3 of 4 bypass wells

According to Tepco, radioactive water Tritium was detected in 3 of 4 bypass wells. The sampling date is 5/21/2013. When they took sample on 5/7/2013, Tritium was detected in 1