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Japanese Gov advertises for worldwide ideas to remove molten fuel from 3 crippled reactors

On 6/27/2014, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry announced to advertise for the ideas to remove molten fuel from Reactor1, 2 and 3 domestically and internationally.   Tepco has been

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[Photo] A heap of removed soil for decontamination in Minamisoma

A Japanese citizen in Minamisoma posted on Twitter a picture of the heap of soil that was removed for decontamination.   13:05 6/25/2014 “・・・ This is the temporary storage area.

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17,060 Bq/Kg from Chengiopanax sciadophylloides in Fukushima / 13,742 Bq/Kg from Ash for cooking

Still extremely high level of Cs-134/137 is measured from agricultural products in Fukushima, according to Fukushima city government. On 6/16/2014, Fukushima city government published the report about food measurement results

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197 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 measured from sandals left outside since 2011 in Tokyo

197 Bq/Kg of Cesium-134/137 was detected from the sandals in Tokyo, according to a citizen’s radiation measurement station in Saitama. This is approx. as double as the safety limit of

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[Photo] Japanese citizen “Geiger counter always detects higher level of radiation on the parcels from Tokyo”

It was posted on Twitter that higher level of radiation is measured on a parcel sent from Tokyo than back ground. The person comments it’s always like this.   0:37

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[Photo and Map] 2.39 μSv/h on the ground of Tokyo, February 2014

A Japanese citizen posted his radiation measurement results on Twitter.   2/8/2014 (Snow) Katsushika ward Tokyo, municipally owned apartment   From google street view.       3/26/2014 Rain gutter

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JP gov to consider programing 2020 Olympic-torch relay near Fukushima plant to fight harmful rumor

On 6/17/2014, the chairman of 2020 Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee, Mori announced they are going to consider supporting Fukushima prefecture to fight against harmful rumor.   They are going to

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[Photo] Fukushima children play in indoor sandbox

    Children in Motomiya city Fukushima play in indoor sandbox. An assembly member of the Japanese communist party posted on Twitter the picture of actually playing children in the

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Tepco to raise their salary up to 16%

  On 6/13/2014, Tepco’s president, Hirose announced to raise salary of the employees. They have reduced the salary by 30% for managers and 20% for general posts since 2012. These

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Students of a Tokyo elementary school enjoyed rice planting directly in mud to consume by themselves

    An elementary school in Mizuho town Tokyo had a rice planting class on 6/13/2014. It’s a curriculum to “learn about our food”. 60 students of 10 ~ 12