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The bottom of the sea rising up in Hokkaido / Land showed up overnight

In Shiretoko peninsula of Hokkaido, the bottom of the sea has been rising since 4/24/2015. It’s the coastal line of Rausu town. According to a local resident, she noticed the

Breaking news Core removing struggle Fukushima Plant

Tepco started transferring Reactor 5 fuel assemblies to SFP

On 4/21/2015, Tepco announced they would start transferring fuel assemblies from Reactor 5 to SFP (Spent Fuel Pool) of Reactor 5 on 4/22/2015. Reactor 5 had 548 fuel assemblies in

Breaking news Domestic and global Environment Ecology

Breeding success of goshawk significantly dropping in North Kanto area / 0.1 μSv/h increase reduces 10% breeding

(Photo ; Accipiter gentilis [Wikipedia])   On 3/24/2015, Nagoya city university and NPO Goshawk protection fund published their report on Scientific Reports. In this report, they proved that the radioactive

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M6.8 in Yonagunijima island / 5 aftershocks within 1.5 days

According to Japan Meteorological Agency, a major earthquake occurred offshore Yonagunijima island around 11:00 of 4/20/2015 (JST). The magnitude was 6.8. 6 minutes later, another quake (M5.2) occurred in the

Breaking news Core removing struggle Cover-ups Fukushima Plant

[Video] Over 48 Sv/h was detected by the robot in Reactor 1 / Tepco did not officially report

Following up this article.. Tepco to abandon the second robot in Reactor 1 again / Camera went out of order due to high level of radiation [URL]   Tepco’s own video

Breaking news Core removing struggle Cover-ups Fukushima Plant

Tepco to abandon the second robot in Reactor 1 again / Camera went out of order due to high level of radiation

Following up this article.. [Video / Photo] Reactor 1 investigation result by second robot / Grating covered with blue-green stuff [URL]   On 4/20/2015, Tepco announced they are going to leave

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[Photo] Minamisoma citizen “four and five-leaf clovers are everywhere” / “Found seven-leaf clover last year”

A Minamisoma city citizen posted on Twitter that they find four-leaf clovers everywhere. They even find five-leaf clover sometimes.   4/19/2015 19:51 “2 girls were playing with a ball in Asahi

Breaking news Cover-ups Environmental contamination Fukushima Plant

Tepco disclosed only 10 contamination samples of 5 kinds of seafood in Fukushima port for March

On 4/17/2015, Tepco published the monthly seafood contamination report of Fukushima plant port. However the report contained only 10 samples data of 5 kinds of seafood. The highest reading of

Breaking news Core removing struggle Cover-ups Fukushima Plant

[Video / Photo] Reactor 1 investigation result by second robot / Grating covered with blue-green stuff

Following up this article.. Tepco sent the second robot to Reactor 1 [URL]   From 4/16 to 4/17/2015, Tepco published the report of the second investigation in Reactor 1 PCV (Primary

Breaking news Cover-ups Fukushima Plant Plant hazard

Spent Fuel Pool temperature rapidly dropped as PCV heated in Reactor 2

Following up this article.. A thermometer of Reactor 2 indicates a rapid increase of temperature / From 20℃ to 70℃ within 6 hours [URL]   Tepco’s plant parameter shows the temperature