Japan Meteorological Agency raised volcanic alert level 80km from Fukushima plant / “Don’t approach the crater”

On 12/12/2014, Japan Meteorological Agency raised the volcanic alert level of a mountain located 82km from Fukushima plant.

The volcano is called “Azumayama”, located between Fukushima prefecture and Yamagata prefecture.

They increased the alert level from Level 1 (Normal) to Level 2 (Do not approach the crater).


In the end of September, “Ontakesan-mountain” erupted. (cf, Volcano erupted in the central Japan / Over 10 people cardiopulmonary arrest, still 43 missing [URL])

Japan Meteorological Agency has been reinforcing the monitoring system since then.






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La Japan Meteorological Agency lève le niveau d’alerte volcanique à 80 km de la centrale de Fukushima : “N’approchez pas du cratère”


Le 12 décembre 2014, la Japan Meteorological Agency a relevé le niveau d’alerte volcanique d’une montagne située à 82 km de la centrale de Fukushima.

Ce volcan s’appelle le “Azumayama”, il est à cheval sur la préfecture de Fukushima et celle de Yamagata.
Ils ont relevé le niveau d’alerte du 1 (Normal) au 2 (ne pas approcher du cratère).

Fin septembre, le “mont Ontakesan” est entré en éruption. (cf. Un volcan en éruption au centre du Japon : plus de 10 personnes en arrêt cardio-respiratoire, 43 disparus) La Japan Meteorological Agency a renforcé le système de surveillance depuis.


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Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


December 2014