Yellow powder caught by camera beside reactor 4

3/24/2011, around in Tokyo,yellow powder was observed after the rain.

Citizens suspected it might be “radiation”

Japan Meteorological Agency explained it was pollen.

or sand.

Whichever it was,nobody has ever seen it in Japan.
Pollen and sand come to Japan every year but it had never been seen before.

Fukushima Diary introduced a theory to tell it was oxide plutonium before.

We have tweeted to ask someone to collect the yellow powder CAREFULLY and send it to a lab,
but still nobody has found that.

It might go into the sewage.

By the way,on youtube ,yellow powder was recorded on the video of reactor 4.

It is about reactor 4 after explosion. Fuel pool is completely destroyed.

At 1:16,you see THE yellow powder just beside the reactor.

In reactor 4,there were MOX and Uranium.

At the time of 3/24,not so many people had Geiger counter which can measure alpha ray.

Probably it was Uranium,or Plutonium.

Whichever,it should not be out of the reactor.

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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.


October 2011