News : How late are we?

Unusual form of plants are being found every where in Japan.

Today,a Japanese traditional root vegetable “Myoga” was found ,which was four times bigger than usual size.

The farmer said ,he has never seen such big Myoga.

He has been farming there since his grand parents’ generation.

Should we stay here ?

The answer is no.

and the right question is

When should we have evacuated ?

Today’s news.

From a survey conducted by the local hospital association, it became clear that 12% of the full time medical doctors who worked at the hospitals in Fukushima Prefecture have retired voluntarily. That means 125 doctors less in Fukushima Prefecture’s hospitals.
The number of nurses who retired also rose, 407 of them

– which means 5% (form 42 hospitals) –

it is believed to have retired because they had to evacuate. As a consequence, a part of the clinical departments and the night emergency medical service in the prefecture’s hospitals are inactive.

The survey was made by the end of July to check the conditions in which the doctors work in the prefecture. It was conducted in 127 hospitals
– from the total of 139 hospitals -,which are members of the same association. The survey was answered by only 54 hospitals.

The main municipalities in which a high percentage of doctors’ retiring was recorded even before the nuclear accident were:

  • Minamisoma-shi 46% (13 doctors, including one doctor from o hospital located in a danger zone ),
  • Iwaki-shi 5 hospitals, 23% of the doctors (31doctors ),
  • Fukushima city 6 hospitals 9% (41 ) doctors ,
  • Kooriyama-shi 4 hospitals 8% (25 ) doctors.

As for the nurses, their number decreased by 16%:

  • (44 nurses, including two from one hospital located in the danger zone) in Minamisoma city,
  • by 8% (113) in 7 hospitals in Iwaki city,
  • in 9 hospitals from Fukushima cityi and 6 hospitals of Kooriyama-shi by 4% , which means 68 and 54 nurses respectivly.

At least 12% of the doctors “quit” and left Fukushima by the end of July.

It’s very rare for a doctor to “quit” in Japan.

They “knew” the accurate health risk because of radiation.

Another news of today.

Mr.Koide was stopped to publish a data on 3/18.

It is the data to show how much radiation flew to Tokyo.

The data was taken in Tokyo ,on 3/15.

It reads,

  • I-131 720Bq/m3
  • I-132 450 Bq/m3

  • I-133 20 Bq/m3

  • Te-132 570 Bq/m3

  • Cs-134 110 Bq/m3

  • Cs-136 21 Bq/m3

  • Cs-137 130 Bq/m3

  • Effective dose = 210uSv/d

The safety limit of effective dose per day is 55 uSv.

It was about four times as the safety limit.

We should have evacuated from Tokyo before 3/15.

Here are the tweets of an actual worker of Fukushima,

Happy20790 ハッピー

We done measuring hydrogen amount in reactor 1. It seems to be an abnormal test, specialists came to the plant.

The result was 60% = hydrogen. The rest is full of other kinds of flammable gas.


It may explode only if it touches air. It can’t be released or replaced by nitrogen, so we can only inject nitrogen from isolation valves. hope it doesn’t let air come into the pipe..


Since 311,we have done variety of the works but this is the most tricky mission.

Now (at least ) reactor 1 can explode at any moment.

Now insanity has become sanity.

Sanity has become insanity.

  1. Good News TEPCO has achieved cold shutdown before end of September, 3 months ahead of schedule. You can stay in Japan.
    “TEPCO says temperature at the base of Nos. 1-3 reactors at Fukushima N-plant are below 100 C, a key condition for achieving “cold shutdown.” -The Daily Yomiuri

    1. Of course the temp of the reactors are falling! Why? Because the coriums are nowhere near the containment vessels now. The further underground they go, the cooler the reactors become. ‘COLD SHUTDOWN’ ? I think not!

      Since when did china syndrome = cold shutdown ?

      Tepco/gov already admitted ‘melt through’ months ago!!! Elvis has left the building.
      The situation is much more dangerous now and continues to worsen.

  2. You have received an infraction at Physics Forums


    Dear Tacomagroove,

    You have received an infraction at Physics Forums.

    Reason: General Warning
    As you said, this is a physics forum, and your posts contains zero physics, zero engineering, 100% meaningless rant.

    This infraction is worth 1 point(s) and may result in restricted access until it expires. Serious infractions will never expire.

    Original Post:

    So has anyone figured out how to:
    Stop future emissions entirely?
    Find and remove any traces of corium?
    Remove the excessive amount of spent fuel assemblies?
    Where tepco plans to remove the spent fuel assemblies?
    What tepco plans to do with the contaminated coolant?
    How tepco plans to reimburse the planet?
    How tepco plans to stop the criticality from creating hydrogen in reactor 1?
    How tepco plans to repair reactor 1 and Reactor 3’s cooling systems?
    How this situation will be adverted entirely?

    In light of the polite tone here, and psuedo sophisticated dialect you all seem to fancy… I essentially feel that it is a ruse…

    You all may have great intentions, and deep understanding of the nature of the subjects in question…


    Its been 6 months…

    So What is the plan?

    I see no reason to be hopeful nor acknowledge any level of progress or containment.
    Unless avoiding another explosion can be intrepreted as progress…

    This is a physics forum…

    You have had 6 months and over 1 million posts on just this one forum.

    Meanwhile nuclear power is poisoning a potential figure of 136million people in japan

    In light of the present circumstances I feel there is a sense of urgency to either
    A. have an efficent road map to recovery; That diagnoses all situations that are capable of occuring that could affect said plan.

    B. Evacuate the people of japan entirely, until the situation has been deemed stable.

    Lets be honest.

    It has been 6 months.

    People have already been subjected to lethal doses of radiation.

    There is no ‘quote’ containment.

    The reactors are simply unable to be brought into cold shutdown. (when there are no functioning cool systems present).

    Mistakes like almost cutting pipes full of hydrogen, shows exactly how little tepco is prepared to handle this situation…

    This is a diatribe of false, hope and corruption…

    Should you care to disagree:
    Please insert the full recovery plan below, with the answers to all my questions; As well as displaying all potential risks, of said plan and operations, to counter those risks.

    If this is not possible.
    At least evacuate the women and children.

    We are supposed to be a humane species, Its time we acted like one.
    That includes admitting failure.
    Admitting danger.
    Admitting there is no solution.

    For you all to try your hardest to impress eachother, by speaking big words, and assumptions off tepco’s fraudulent data. Is sick in light of the situation I have disclosed.

    136million peoples lives are in question.

    Evacuation is the only way that safety can be insured. (for now).

    Unless you can prove an otherwise-

  3. I wanted to touch base on an important issue.

    The recent radiation dispersion map that was release by the Japanese Government on enenews:

    This map shows ‘only’ the current level of contamination in the prespective ‘prefectures’ that was distributed…

    However gives no berring of the accumulative doses the projected 33million citizens in these prefectures have recieved since the crisis has began.

    So it is very much minimilizing the amount of exposure that each of the citizens of these areas have recieved.

    This in my opinion is intentional.

    When human beings are subjected to a rise in radiation those effects are accumulative.

    Any prefecture that’s radiation dose only inclined by 1 bequerral per cm2 Should actually be presented as the effective dose rise (per hour)(or cell disintegrated per/hr)… So in 24 hours of time the dose rate would be 24bequerrals per human…

    In addition 6 months (estimated at 30 days per month), at 24 bequerrals per day; equals an amount of 4320 bequerrals to-date. (or cell disintegratedto-date).

    This all happening in a prefecture that onlys recieved a background level of an additional bequerral per cm.

    a 10 bequerrals per cm2 rise would be 43,200Beq potential exposure.
    a 100 bequerral per cm2 rise would be 432,000Beq
    Potential exposure.

    I was under the impression that a bequerral was the amount of cells inside the human body; being disintegrated.

  4. Fukushima-Diary,

    Can you provide more information on the Mr. Koide reference for published Tokyo values on 3/18?



    1. Who?→Mr.Koide,an assistant professor at Kyoto university.(You know why he can’t be promoted to a professor.)

      What?→About the safety of nuclear power.


      Where?→Kyoto university,at his class.

  5. Hmm,you cannot change the laws of physics but you can be changed by the phenomena that gave rise to them.

    Since society became complex the division of labour means the overwhelming majority do not understand physics and can merely hope that someone else does and is altruistic enough to get word to them.

    But as a doctor is not a bricklayer a nuclear physicist is rarely a journalist.

  6. Never mind the bollocs from the pro nuke boys.
    I asked people to have a eye on their suroundings, months ago, and finaly people are able to see for them selfs what radioactivity can do and does.

    This happened in March, and during the summer rads have been slowly accumulating in all life that surounds us. PLants breath in air(CO2) and rainwater all that is processed by the plants.
    Thats the eveidences you need to know, the rad. poluion alters the DNA. Its been stated many times, but the nukebouys have shuffeled that under the carpet as “conspiracyteories”.
    Well fu..ers this is it.

    I have waited for this to manifest it self, as predicted, and it did and now my hairs are standing in the back of my neck.
    This is the prof of altering DNA, and any altering, “posetiv” or negativ is altering of DNA. And see also for Insects and small creatures as mice and snakes, as an ex.

    All this is just making the situation more dangerous and people sould realize that the radioactivity is affecting the land, and people that expiriences this sould know that the level is gone beyond any safty messurments and they sould be evacuated.

    This is getting wurse and wurse.
    And the only future I see right now, is so fu.. grim that I have a hard time just to Not think on the fate of the Japanes people.

    What more evidences do you need.

  7. Of course it’s below 100 C as the core has already been melted through the reactor. The definition of “Cold shut down” is applied when the core is contained within the reactor, not outside.

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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