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New volcanic island still erupting / Experts “Can’t understand why magma can be coming out for half a year”

    ↑ Nishino-shima island absorbed by the new volcanic island. The pictures were taken by the Maritime Safety Agency on 5/21/2014.   Following up this article.. New volcanic island

Contaminated water crisis Sea contamination

Tritium density exceeded the safety limit at one of the bypass wells one day after they discharged 1,600 t to the sea

Tepco announced Tritium density exceeded their desired safety limit at one of the bypass wells.   The reading was 1,700,000 Bq/m3, which exceeds the desired level by 200,000 Bq/m3. This

Malformation Sea contamination

Malformed “purple” swimming crab mass generated in the west coast of Japan

↑ Normal swimming crab (Olive color)   ↑ Mass generated purple swimming crab     Unusually colored swimming crabs are mass generated in the west coast of Japan. It’s the

Malformation Sea contamination

5 albino sea cucumbers found in Kagawa / Albino sea cucumber is born for only 1/100,000 possibility

  From last December to February, 5 albino sea cucumbers were fished in Sanuki city Kagawa prefecture. Albino sea cucumber is supposed to be born only 1 in 100,000. Those

Contaminated water crisis Sea contamination

[Second discharge] Tepco discharged 641t of bypass contaminated groundwater again

Following up this article.. Tepco discharged 561t of bypass contaminated groundwater to the Pacific [URL]   Tepco discharged the bypass contaminated groundwater again on 5/27/2014. The volume was 641 tonnes.

Domestic and global Environment Sea contamination

Fukushima gov to open swimming beach / 94 Bq/Kg from sea floor, but don’t even check sand

Fukushima prefectural government and Iwaki city government are going to open 2 swimming beaches this summer (Yotsukura & Nakoso) without analyzing the beach sand. They measured 3,167 Bq/Kg of Cesium-134/137

Contaminated water crisis Sea contamination

Tepco discharged 561t of bypass contaminated groundwater to the Pacific

    ↑ They announce the discharged water is safe enough but the staff fully wears protective clothing in front of camera. It’s written Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Natural disasters Sea contamination

Unusual number of “deep-sea fish” caught dead 2km offshore of Kochi

    105 bodies of deep-sea fish “Photonectes” (10~25cm long) were caught in the Pacific on 4/22/2014.   The ecology of this fish is not even well-known. Among 105 bodies,

Contaminated water crisis Core removing struggle Sea contamination

Tepco “Total tritium in Fukushima : 3,400,000,000,000,000 Bq”/JP Gov considers to dilute and discharge to the Pacific

The total volume of Tritium is 3,400,000,000,000,000 Bq in Fukushima plant, from the report that Tepco submitted to METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) on 4/24/2014.   This is

Food contamination Sea contamination

Seaweed farm dead in Hachinohe city / Rotten and blighted / Fisher “Haven’t seen such a damage”

    Cultivated seaweed such as kelp or wakame are massively dead in the coastal area of Hachinohe city Aomori prefecture.   The local fishery cooperative state most of the