Breaking News: Tepco makes citizens pay for decontamination of kindergarten

In the worst hot spot,Kashiwa of Chiba prefecture,parents are paying for the decontamination of their kindergarten.

Though “fresh” radiation keeps falling daily,parents are at least wanting to decontaminate the kindergartens where their children go.

It costs millions of yen to decontaminate a kindergarten,but Kashiwa local government only supports up to 200,000 yen.

According to the latest nuclear compensation legal guideline, Tepco is not obliged to pay for the decontamination.

Therefore parents have to pay 10,000 yen for a child to decontaminate their kindergarten.

Though some of the kindergarten pay for the decontamination by themselves,not all the kindergartens can afford it.

Kindergartens and parents can not afford suing Tepco for the compensation.

Obviously they can not wait for the judge either.

In comparison, the retirement fee of the former president of Tepco ,Shimizu, was 500 million yen.

He was the president only for 4 years.

Spent nuclear fuel rods are in the pool for ten times longer than 4 years.

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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.


September 2011