Column of the Day: Out of the daily reports

Column & Breaking News

I post series of the news everyday,but there are actually more articles that I don’t post,
because they are not backed up enough.

However,I’d like to show a couple of ones.
I know the source of them,but there is no concrete safe ground.

1) Theme ; Abandoned Fukushima workers.
Source ; of Mainichi hoso)

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English ;
Since 311,Nuc workers increased as 3 times as before.The news reporters managed to take a contact with 3
actual Fukushima workers,and one of them was cooperative.(Mr.N 61years old.)
He was right at the plant when the earthquake hit.Workers were supposed to have survey meter to
leave the site,but they queued too long.Mr.N thought he’d be killed by Tsunami,he escaped to an office on a near hill,and survived.
He’s been working at the plant since 311 too,but afraid of the internal exposure,especially when he gets injured,he’d be severely exposed.

Management of those workers are pretty complicated and somewhat unclear.Under Tepco,there are 3 sub-contract companies,Hitachi,Toshiba,GE,and there are even more sub-contract companies under them.The total number of those companies are over 470.This is how they exploit the fee of those workers.Japanese mafia is deeply involved in hunting those workers.They earn the money every time they hunt someone.Once a worker claims to be paid as he’s promised,he’d be left there to die.

Among all the workers,Tepco’s employees are only 10% of all.The rest of 90% are from those sub-contract workers.Nobody properly manage their dose rate.
Actual daily salary of those workers from sub-contract workers are only 8,000JPY.They are hired contemporary,and easily fired.They are not even allowed to have health insurance,which is mandatory for normal workers in Japan.

Mr.N is feeling responsibility for the plant because that’s where he has been working.However,still 184 workers are missing since 311.

Tepco says they will look after the workers for a long span but there are not so much people to trust their statement.

2) Theme ; Bura bura disease
Source ; A Japanese forum

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English ;
Bura bura disease was found after Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Survivors of the atomic bomb ,started having serious fatigue later.It last for decades,people thought them to be lazy.
They couldn’t stand for longer than 20 minutes but doctors couldn’t find the reason why.
They started having leukemia later and died in poverty because they couldn’t work.

Even in Chernobyl,children in Belarus or Ukraine showed similar symptom.Schools shorten the class from 1 hour to 20 minutes etc..The latest study suggests it might be from the damaged mitochondria.

and now Fukushima people are starting to show similar symptom,Bura bura disease.

This comment was written on a Japanese major forum.
“I evacuated from Fukushima,but I’m feeling super dull recently.can’t even move.Even if I try to stand up,my body doesn’t stand ,only my “mind” stands up leaving my body on the floor,I feel.feeling so tired that I could even astral projection,is it related to radiation ?”

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