News: August 19, 2011

[Anticipation of fall]

Around in Tokyo,radiation level is spiking up because of the storm and the wind from North.
The rain of 8/19/2011 is likely to contain fallout.

[Death park]

They detected 0.25~0.57 uSv/h from 29 sandpits in Katsushikaku.
They shut down the sandpits but parents have let their kids play for 5 months since 311.

[As expected]

They detected cesium from rice of Hokotashi Ibaraki.(150km from Fukushima)
cesium-134;23 Bq/kg,cesium-137; 29 Bq/kg Total;52 Bq/kg

They say when it’s processed,the radiation level will decrease ,and it’s way lower than “their” safety limit 500 Bq/kg,it’s totally ok.

However,according to Dr.Takeda Kunihiko from Chubu university states we shouldn’t take more than 20 Bq/kg. Obviously we should avoid rice. We have other food.

Plus,it will pollute sewage sludge anyway,and it will come back to us. (link scrubbed?)


Mr.Koide’s cool and rational observation.
Most likely,if they conduct proper radiation check,100% of the Fukushima children have their thyroid exposed to radiation.

[coming to the end]

They detected cesium from leaf mold made by the street trees in Tokyo.
507 Bq/kg and 429 Bq/kg

[Rice panic]


North Japan people are starting to buy and stock old rice of 2010 and 2009.
Especially in Miyagi,where is one of the biggest rice producing prefecture,sales of 2010 rice has become 2~3 times much as average.

[Whistle-blower of tepco]

Mr.Kimura was an employee of Tepco.He quit it 10 years ago though it took him 3 years.
This is what he told in his speech.



Mr.Kimura was living in 15km west to Fukushima plant.He was at home when 311 happened.It took him 3 weeks to evacuate.The total exposure amount became 20 mSv.After evacuation,he had unstoppable “muddy” nose bleed,and sore throat.It was obviously a low dose symptom. Fukushima plant blasted crucial amount of radiation unlike what the gov told us.Now he is in Kochi.


He tried to quit 10 years ago,being sick of the deception and the lie of Tepco.However,it took him 3 years to quit.


Half life time of Plutonium is 24,000 years,but nuc plant keeps working.He told his boss he can’t torture our descendant.The boss told him ,you are crazy.


He told the boss,you ARE crazy. The boss got mad and told him he should quit.


However,he was troubled to quit because he had an access to their confidential data.Tepco was threatened by his whistle-blowing.


When he was quitting,he was called by vice president and paid addiational 8.5 million yen for his retirement fee.


Iodine-131 is produced when it’s in the critical state. The fact that the amount of Iodine-131 is stable proves it’s still in the critical state.

However,Tepco and the gov didn’t admit the fact. Here’s another deception.


Another deception is that 20 mSv/y is totally safe.


Especially children and women should avoid rain. Cesium-137 tends to be absorbed in muscle,but in case of women,it’s absorbed in uterus and lacteal gland. At least we should avoid breathing it by using double masks (wet one and dry one),and wear a cap because cesium-137 is taken from hair too.


Tokyo/Yokohama had the highest radiation level since April because of the fallout from rain.



[For Japanese readers]

Takahashi Harumi re-started Tomari nuc plant.
Here is the list of people who gave her money.
Mostly it’s from the executives of Hokkaido power company.

[should admit they are already dead]

They detected cesium from the beef of Fukushima again.
The beef was not given cesium hay.

They were planning to allow Fukushima to sell beef again but it was postponed.


Channel4news broadcast a TV show about Fukushima,including interviews with actual workers.


Fukui is a prefecture of nuc plants.
In the local government,they submit anti-nuc proposal but it was turned down.
“We are proud of having nuc plants.We feel insulted.”
“Nuc plants must last for longer than 40years.”
“Anti-nuc idea is baseless.”

[killer pool]

In Kawasaki,they detected 12,400 Bq/kg of cesium from leaves beside a public pool.

Now the pool is shut down but it has been used by 250 people a day.

[Radioactive hero]

Ampam man curry,which is popular for children is very contaminated.

The brand is “Nagatanien”. It’s manufactured in the factory in Iwaki shi,Fukushima. No radiation check.0.25 uSv/h beside the package.

[Killer mushroom]

In Tokushima,western Japan,they detected 410 Bq/kg from sawdust to plant mushroom.
The sawdust was from Minami soma shi. There is no “safety” limit about sawdust.
They will burn the sawdust,but radioactive ash will fly to everywhere.

[More beef]

They served cesium beef for 378 students in Fukushima,5/26/2011.

[Berbie vs Chris Busby]

Some parts of Tokyo is contaminated as Chernobyl.

In this video,Busby tells,still 10 trillion Bq of radiation is emit every hour.He says he confirmed the fact with tepco staff to work around Jap pm.However,jap gov announced the emission of radiation decreased to one in 10 million,only 200 million Bq of radiation is leaking per hour.

[No place to hide]

Gov is trying to move radioactive sewage sludge to Kyushu.
They are from 8,000~100,000 Bq/kg,even allowed to burn.
Radioactive ash will fly to everywhere. Some people evacuated to Kyushu believing it’s safer than eastern Japan but Kyushu will be a hotspot too.

[Purple haze]

Massive steam from Fukushima plants again.
8/18/2011 22:00~23:00


8/16/2011,on a TV show,Ishiba Shigeru,a member of LDP commented Japan definitely needs nuc plant otherwise Japan can’t not have atomic bomb.

[nuc is crime]

Nuc kills people even when it doesn’t have an accident.
Around in Genkai nuc plant,the rate of leukemia turned out to be 6 times higher than average.

[Rival of cesium rice]

They detected 460 Bq/kg cesium from barley in Ibaraki.
Barley can be used for various of food,beer,bread,etc.. it is harder to distinguish than rice.

About this site

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