“I don’t want to be a murderer”

A fisher from Iwaki shi, Fukushima decided to stop fishing anymore.

He is one of the fishers who are concerned about sea contamination.

At a Tepco’s meeting for the local citizens, he made them give out the data about the radiation level before 311.

(He knew they would not give out the data after 311)

According to the data, the highest radiation level had been 0.1 Bq/Kg.

He checks sea contamination data from Fukushima local government’s website, and analyzed by himself.

He saw the reality that radiation level is not decreasing, it dropped down once but it is in the increasing trend at variety of the locations at Fukushima off shore.

He decided to stop fishing anymore.

He said:

“It is a murder of possibility. My family, friends, loved one might eat my fish. Thinking about that, I can no longer fish and sell.
Fishers in further north or Hokkaido can run their business better if we stop fishing too. Our fishing would cause harmful rumor for the market that might be still safe. We better withdraw.
I can not understand why Japanese government is trying to re-start other nuclear plants either. It’s time to go back to our common sense.”

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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.


November 2011