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[Photo] Still over 1 μSv/h measured beside a rice field in Tochigi

On 2/7/2016, a Japanese citizen posted on Twitter that over 1 μSv/h is still detected next to a rice field in Tochigi prefecture.   According to the post, the measurement

Breaking news Cover-ups Fukushima Plant

Tepco to start removing protective clothing from Fukushima plant workers

Tepco is going to allow the workers not to wear protective clothing in Fukushima plant. Tepco comments the ambient dose level has significantly decreased for these 5 years. In 90%

Breaking news Core removing struggle Fukushima Plant

NRA suggests Tepco to give up removing molten fuel from Fukushima plant

On 2/19/2016, Fuketa, a committee member of NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority) visited Fukushima plant and commented it needs to be considered if it is the best option to remove the

Breaking news Cover-ups Fukushima Plant

Possible explosion in Iwaki city still unidentified

Following up this article.. Unidentified explosive sound heard in Iwaki city twice on 8th Feb [URL]   The cause of the possible explosion still have not been identified. NIED (National Research

Breaking news Domestic and global Environment Ecology

559 Bq/Kg of Cs-137 detected from vacuum dust in Tokyo

By 2/16/2016, a citizen’s radiation measurement station “Iwaki citizen’s radiation measurement station” announced 559 Bq/Kg of Cs-137 was detected from vacuum cleaner dust in Tokyo. The sampling location was Edogawa

Breaking news Misinformation Politics

NRA decided to reduce 70 percent of radiation monitoring posts in Fukushima

On 2/10/2016, NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority) announced they are going to abandon 2,500 of 3,600 radiation monitoring posts in Fukushima prefecture from April of 2017. NRA states this is due

Breaking news Cover-ups Fukushima Plant

Unidentified explosive sound heard in Iwaki city twice on 8th Feb

Iwaki city citizens reported to police, fire department and city hall that they heard something explode on 2/8/2016. It reportedly sounded like thunder or exploding meteorite. It also shook the

Breaking news Natural disasters

8 quakes hit Tokara islands within an hour on 3rd Feb

According to JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), 8 earthquakes happened near Tokara islands within only 1 hour on 2/3/2016. Tokara islands are South West offshore of the main land of Japan.

Breaking news Ecology Sea contamination

NIES reported the population and sorts of sea invertebrate significantly decreased around Fukushima plant

Photo ; “Thais clavigera” [Wikipedia]   On 2/4/2016, NIES (National Institute for Environmental Studies)  announced that the invertebrates in intertidal zone are significantly decreased around Fukushima plant port after 311. The

Breaking news Contaminated water crisis Fukushima Plant

Sr-90 density jumped up over 10 times in groundwater beside Reactor 2

On 2/5/2016, Tepco reported Strontium-90 density spiked 1,103% in groundwater beside Reactor 2. The sample was collected between the plant port and Reactor 2. The sampling well is one of