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 to the limited resource such as budget and equipment.

2,500 posts to be removed are situated in public facility including schools.

NRA comments no significant change has been detected recently. However, the monitoring posts were also observed to become “under maintenance” occasionally.



Français :

Dans Fukushima, la NRA retire 70 % de ses bornes de surveillance de la radioactivité


La NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority) déclare le 10 février 2016 qu’à partir d’avril 2017 dans la préfecture de Fukushima elle abandonnera 2 500 de ses 3 600 bornes de surveillance de la radioactivité.

La NRA affirme que c’est par manque de ressources budgétaires et matérielles.
Les 2 500 bornes retirées sont situées dans les établissements publics dont les écoles.
La NRA déclare qu’il n’y a pas eu de changement significatif détecté récemment. Toutefois, ces bornes sont régulièrement vues éteintes “pour maintenance”.

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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.


February 2016