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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

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Cs-134/137 detected from 6 of 6 sea bass samples taken Ibaraki offshore

On 7/21/2015, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare reported they measured Cs-134/137 from all of 6 sea bass samples collected Ibaraki offshore. They state the fish was not distributed. The sampling

Ecology Sea contamination

370 Bq/Kg of Cesium-134 / 137 from 5 ~ 6 km offshore Fukushima plant

Photo : Wikipedia   From Tepco’s fish contamination report released on 7/18/2014, 370 Bq/Kg of Cesium-134 / 137 was measured from fish outside of Fukushima plant port. It’s “Okamejei“, a

Contaminated water crisis Sea contamination

Tritium density reached the highest in one of the bypass wells again / Already double as one month ago

Following up this article.. Highest level of Tritium measured from a bypass well [URL]   From Tepco’s report on 6/25/2014, the Tritium density from the issued bypass well became the

Contaminated water crisis Sea contamination

Bypass water discharge to the Pacific turned out “meaningless” / Tepco to continue for a few more months

Bypass water discharge has not decreased groundwater flowing to the plant buildings at least by now.   It has been a month since Tepco started pumping up contaminated groundwater to

Contaminated water crisis Sea contamination

Highest level of Tritium measured from a bypass well

Following up this article..   Following up this article.. Tritium density exceeded the safety limit at one of the bypass wells one day after they discharged 1,600 t to the

Natural disasters Sea contamination

New crater appeared on the new volcanic island / Erupting every 10 seconds / Expert “Extremely active”

↑ Magma spreading from the new crater     Following up this article..   Following up this article.. New volcanic island grew bigger than the main island [URL] According to

Domestic and global Environment Sea contamination

NRA reports “Marine soil contamination stretches S-W to N-E” / N-E from Fukushima plant is Alaska

↑ NRA’s marine soil survey report. It clearly shows the offshore contamination spreads from South-West to North-East on both of the map of 2012 and 2013. However, it doesn’t show

Domestic and global Environment Sea contamination

2,000 Bq/Kg from marine soil 6km offshore Fukushima, over 1,000Bq/Kg at 20 locations / The further, the higher

High level of Cesium-137 is concentrated in offshore “hot spots”, NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority) reported on 6/13/2014.   They measured 2,000 Bq/Kg of Cs-137 (excluding Cs-134) 6km offshore Fukushima plant.

Contaminated water crisis Sea contamination

Tepco decided to continue using the bypass well that exceeding level of Tritium was measured from

Following up this article.. Tritium density exceeded the safety limit at one of the bypass wells one day after they discharged 1,600 t to the sea [URL]   On 6/12/2014,