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Breaking news Natural disasters

M5.3 hit Fukushima offshore again / Gravitational acceleration reported significantly smaller in Daiichi plant

A major earthquake hit Fukushima offshore at 10:51 11/20/2014 (JST). Magnitude was 5.3, the maximum seismic intensity was 4. The depth of epicenter was 40km.   Tepco reported the horizontal

Breaking news Cover-ups Fukushima Plant

Anonymous NISA staff “All NISA staff escaped Fukushima plant by 3/12/2011″/”It’s meaningless for us to go back”

NISA (Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency of the Ministry of Economy)’s inspectors escaped from Fukushima nuclear plant by 3/12/2011, Fukushima accident investigation committee published the report on 11/12/2014. It was

Breaking news Cover-ups Fukushima Plant

I-131 density spiked in sewage plant of Fukushima

Iodine-131 density jumped up in sewage plant of Fukushima this October. The sample was dry sludge. According to Fukushima sewage public corporation, I-131 started being detected from sludge on 10/23/2014.

Breaking news Domestic and global Environment Ecology

US institution “Very low level of contaminant from Fukushima detected in West coast”/ Large areas left untested

On 11/10/2014, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announced they detected Cesium-134 from seawater of west coast of US. Half-life of Cs-134 is only 2 years, therefore the detected Cs-134 originated in Fukushima

Breaking news Contaminated water crisis Fukushima Plant

Cesium-137 density spiked over 300 × in groundwater of Reactor 2 seaside

Various nuclides density rapidly increased in groundwater collected in Reactor 2 seaside, according to Tepco.   As Tepco reports, they found Mn-54 and all β nuclides density (to include Sr-90)

Breaking news Contaminated water crisis Fukushima Plant

Groundwater coming up in seaside of Reactor 2 again / Overflowing up-ground around 18th December

The groundwater level is observed to be coming up at least in 4 borings in seaside of Reactor 2. Fukushima Diary found the trend in Tepco’s data released on 11/14/2014.

Breaking news Misinformation Politics

High schooler in Tokyo sells “canned Fukushima air” / 600 yen each

A high school student is selling “canned Fukushima air”.  He’s a 17 years old artist known as “ATSU”, living in Machida city of Tokyo. He collects “air” in the coastal

Breaking news Natural disasters

Earthquakes suddenly increased all around in Japan on 11/12/2014

Unusual number of the earthquakes occurred all around in Japan, according to Japan Meteorological Agency. The epicenters were from Fukushima to Kunashiri-to island. From 0:00 to 20:08, 9 earthquakes happened

Breaking news Confirmed effects Health

Thyroid abnormality found among 63% of children in 5 prefectures of Kanto area

Thyroid abnormality was found among 63% of children living in Kanto area, according to a citizen’s organization.   The organization was established by parents in Ibaraki or Chiba prefectures. They

Breaking news Ecology Food contamination

Still 102,900 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 measured from Matsutake mushroom in Minamisoma city

According to Minamisoma city government, still extremely high level of Cs-134/137 is detected from agricultural products. From their latest report of September, 102,900 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 was measured from Matsutake