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[Column] How did I get out of Japan

I hear a lot of my readers say they think they can’t / shouldn’t be in Japan any longer but they can’t go. It’s not only for financial reasons, but

Contaminated water crisis

[Column] Tepco’s contaminated water system started collapsing

It’s been only 2 years and 6 months. However, Fukushima decommissioning is already falling apart. It’s starting from the contaminated water storage. As long as they keep giving water to

Contaminated water crisis

[Photo] “Frozen water wall” can’t be frozen even though 40 days have passed since test started

  In order to shut out the contaminated water, Tepco is placing “frozen water wall” as the last hope. However, this is the technology to freeze interstitial water of the

Contaminated water crisis

Tepco “Treating rainwater retained in a dam” → “Found another tank leakage on-going”

Another tank leakage was found. Due to the Typhoon, the dams to surround the contaminated water tanks are becoming full of “rainwater”. Some of them have overflowed the dams. (cf,

Contaminated water crisis

[Notch tank overflow] Tepco “Mistook another hose made of the same material”

Following up this article.. [Collapsing contaminated water system] All β nuclide level 13 times higher than safety limit in overflowed notch tank [URL]   According to Tepco, the primal cause

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[Collapsing contaminated water system] All β nuclide level 13 times higher than safety limit in overflowed notch tank

Following up this article.. Tepco “Transferred retained water to a backup tank before overflowing” → The backup tank overflowed [URL]   On 10/1/2013, Tepco announced all β nuclide (including Strontium-90)

Contaminated water crisis

[Collapsing contaminated water system] Two more tank areas overflowed “rainwater” due to the Typhoon

Related to this article.. Tepco “It rains so heavily only once in ten years ” → (One month later) “Overflowed for too much rain” [URL]   Tepco is becoming entirely