Breaking News: Smoke and flash from unit1~4

8/4/2011 19:00~20:00,Fukushima live camera of Tepco caught enormous smoke / steam and strong light from unit 4.

Though Tepco’s “live” camera is suspected to stream recorded video over and over,the scale of the smoke and the light was unusual.

Dr.Takeda Kunihiko ,a former member of Nuclear Energy Council states they release radioactive gas during the night so satellite can’t observe it easily.

Temperature in Fukushima was 31C at that time. It’s hard to observe normal steam in this heat,and from the video,it doesn’t look like fog covering everywhere.

Recently, radiation level is extremely high around unit 1 for some reason.

Some people warn,it keeps going critical state continuously.

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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