Breaking News: Inside Fukushima

A young Japanese journalist,Obara Shinichi sneaked into Fukushima plant,where none of the journalists are allowed to go.

He stayed there for 6 hours in Total.

First,he went into the “radiation shielded shelter”,where nuc workers take rests.

Nuc workers were smoking and taking rests without mask but his Geiger counter started beeping immediately.It was 18 uSv/h.

Some of the nuc workers passed out on the floor because of over working or fatigue or both of them. He also met a lot of the workers who have been to near 10 Sv/h point.

Workers work for 1 hour and rest for 1 hour.Repeat this cycle for 3 times and they go back to the shelter.

In the second working cycle,at 9:30AM,he felt sticking ache in his nose though he was wearing the mask. The mask made it difficult for him to breathe.

After 11:00AM,workers come back to the resting room finishing the second working cycle. They are all exhausted. They fall off to the mats made of silver,which shields radiation.Young workers who couldn’t get the mats started sleeping in the aisle.

8/1,they detected 10 Sv/h,but none of them were informed.

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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


August 2011