Tepco claims that they have been controlling the cars coming out of J-village since 3/23 /2011. They are supposed to decontaminate cars or stop them coming from the site if the radiation level is too high.
Whether it is true or not, they did not do anything for the contaminated cars before 3/22/2011.
Now Tepco does not even know how many cars went out of the site after the explosions. When 311 happened there were 755 Tepco staff and 5,660 staff from sub contract companies.
In June, a car repairing company was asked to fix a car from a Tepco employee but they measured 279 microSv/h on the front window. If you are exposed to that level of radiation the total dose went over even the Japanese safety limit of “20 mSv” in only 3 days.
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.