90℃ in reactor2. Emergency press conference of NISA [Live]

Reactor2 marked 90℃.

NISA held  an emergency press conference at 19:00 in JST.

They even skipped emergency mail to journalists.

NISA is still suspecting it’s because the heating gauge is broken.


  1. How can you have cold shut down without a “reactor”?

    There are only three piles of radioactiv­e junk in Fukushima and those are no longer reactors!
    If a tank blows up you have a burned out hulk or mass of scrap but you don;t have a tank any more; that ceased to exist when it blew up…

    RE: Cold Shutdown:
    It is a misuse of the term to describe a reactor after meltdown as ‘in cold shutdown’. As the fuel assembly is destroyed no shutdown is possible. Fuel is melted together and impossible to control directly. Even if pressure and temperatur­­e are unalarming momentaril­­y ‘cold shutdown’ implies complete control which is impossible after meltdown.

    Why can’t the Nuclear Industry accept that a melted down reactor is not a normal condition for a reactor which is shut down for any number of reasons and is ABLE TO BE STARTED UP AGAIN SAFELY!
    This is a perfect example of Nuclear Oriented Bad Science (N☢ BS) being used to provide dis-inform­ation to the public and only serves to call into question those in the Industry that should be speaking out against this Nuclear Baloney (NB)!

    1. Hi CaptD,

      Are you the person who tried to amend the Wikipedia entry for cold shutdown? Shame someone called “Atoms4Peace” undid your work. I think you’ve got a good point.

  2. How about this: “Nuclear Oriented Bad Science” = NOBS or better yet! N☢ BS…?
    Why does TEPCO and the Japanese Gov’t want to declare it’s Fukushima disaster Stable and more importantly, what do they hope to accomplish by doing it now?

    A. If the people “swallow” this Nuclear Baloney (NB) then TEPCO and their other Gov’t Leaders get to keep their jobs and march onward toward a nuclear future while the Nuclear refugees are “encouraged” to return to their Fukushima homes; letting history be the judge of whether or not this was the RIGHT decision.

    B. The people of Japan reject the concept of a “cold shut down” in which case TEPCO, in time, gets nationalized and Japan develops a 20 year plan to replace it’s reactors with solar of all flavors!

    C. The people of Japan are insulted by what TEPCO and their Gov’t is saying and take to the streets to DEMAND immediate change. TEPCO and their Government overseers are both swept away in order to placate the people of Japan. The Nuclear Refugees get settlements and the area around Fukushima is closed to all but scientific personal for the foreseeable future. Japan’s PM pledges to “race” Germany toward New Japanese developed Solar and being Nuclear within FIVE years…

    The Japanese people are now at a cross roads that will define both their future,their children’s future and possibly the future of Nuclear Power on Earth!

    What will they now do:
    …Bow to TEPCO?
    …Accept their Leaders vow to do better?
    …Or Demand an end to using Nuclear ASAP?

    TEPCO seeks to delay any and all public direction as to how they should proceed, since TEPCO wants to retain control of this Trillion Dollar Eco-Disaster and JAPAN!

  3. Who is really behind all of this?

    The reactors installed at Fukushima were General Electric, mostly Mk 1 and mk2. People inside General Electric resigned 40 years ago over safety concerns. Still, they put dodgy reactors on a volcano next to a giant crack in the earth in one of the most riskiest places on the planet for tsunami and earthquake. Someone must’ve known about that risk, so it has to have been intentional. Why?

    I think shortly before this disaster one of the TEPCO plants was due to have new reactors installed, again from General Electric. I decided to do some browsing fr nuclear reactors on GE’s website. I discovered that GE do 2 models of BWR. 1 of them is the standard model, the other is a more secure model. Huh? WTF? More secure? Hang on – shouldn’t all nuclear reactors have the maximum security possible?

    Guess which one TEPCO was planning on installing?

    Yeah, the less secure one, the cheaper one!

    As far as I can see:

    The US government unnecessarily dropped 2 nuclear bombs on Japan then set about using Japan as a nuclear guinea pig for it’s dodgy reactors.

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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.


February 2012