I received some questions.

The first question

Many pets seem to have been abandoned in the forbidden zone. What were the circumstances where pets were abandoned? Before the catastrophe, did most pets live indoors with the family, as they do here in the states? Were the pets considered members of the family? If so, how sad it must have been for their owners to abandon them. Why were they abandoned, rather than evacuated with the owners? Are there persons who are trying to help the abandoned animals?

This is an extremely sad thing and even I try not to think about it cuz it tears me.
Of course the pets were treated like their family members like in US. Most of them are cats and dogs. Some had them in house and some outside. They couldn’t take them together because the evacuating order was too sudden, and some had to take bus to come down to Kanto area, some had to go to shelters, where you can’t live with animals. Owners left lots of food but some were found dead because the ring became too tight or ate all the food. Dogs are still easier to survive but cats are having more difficulties to survive in cold.
Sure there are lots of volunteer to feed the left animals and try to find new owners and anything, but because there are too much, they can’t take care about all of them. and it’s not just food they need. They need affection and human besides them. It’s too awful to describe with words. Today I heard a dog found in alerting zone got lymphoma malignum. They are starving, frozen, isolated and exposed. They were living happy with human but all of a sudden, they were left to die.

Another question

it seems crazy to attempt to transfer the severe radioactive contamination from the forbidden zone, to the less contaminated areas of Japan by trucking the debris to far away incinerators and incinerating the radioactive debris. Do some people think the radiation can be destroyed by this process? How can this misconception be arrested before more of Japan is rendered unlivable?

The answer is 99.9% of people don’t care about that. and people in power say, some kind of special bug filter can get rid of 99.9% of cesium. but the fact is, it hasn’t been proven and probably that’s not true because cesium becomes gas. Secondary, they burn the filter at the end so it doesn’t solve anything. At last, it’s not just cesium. There’s also strontium, uranium, tritium, lead, and anything. It doesn’t seem crazy. It is crazy. but if you post this kind of comment like on twitter or anywhere. trolls come like worms to say it’s the ego of Tokyo not to share the pain etc.
Hosono said, they are going to realize the minimum cancer rate in Fukushima. It means, even if you have cancer, they won’t admit it’s because of radiation and say it’s because you didn’t smile or ate too much cheese burger and assert it is your own bad.

The last one

about the symptoms of iodine, i am from upstate new york, i believe our water is contaminated as well, not as bad as japan obviously but we are right beneath the jet stream, I and many I know are getting stomach illness, fatigue as well as skin irritation… if i take a shower and stay under the water too long, I get red rashes and it feels like my skin is burning, much like a sunburn… is this due to iodine radiation?

It’s not iodine. The half life time of iodine is 8 days. There’s no significan amount of iodine in NY at least from Fukushima.
One of my readers in Spain told me he has terrible tooth pain, fatigue and can get recovered from flu. I was like no way, Spain is too far. but as I heard, he is obsessed with Japanese food, imported tea, rice, miso and everything from Japan. That’s it. I heard walmart is still importing from Japan. Now Japanese products are cheap so it must be a good business for them. I think it’s from internal exposure.



  1. It is horrifying to think of leaving your pet behind. Cats and dogs have been domesticated for thousands of years.. humans are so blessed to have them as family.

    This situation is very similiar to Hurricane Katrina. They had to make a choice, and probably will suffer the rest of their lives thinking of the beloved dog/cat they left behind.

    “”””This is an extremely sad thing and even I try not to think about it cuz it tears me.”””” Oh honey, hang in there. You are doing everything humanly possible to make the planet aware. You are a hero.

  2. Why wouldn’t the water in New York have radioactive iodine? The rainwater has contaminated all over the U.S. (both coasts and Midwest too) and was even found in Philadelphia drinking water last year. I’m in the Midwest and I get the itching and other symptoms after showering. And the stomach problems the writer described are typical of radiation sickness from internal contamination, which I’m sure is happening across the country because our food supply is contaminated. I get symptoms from the food, as I mentioned before on here.

    And Spain received fallout from Fukushima, as well. The fallout went around the globe many times by now.

    I know Japan is in much worse condition than the U.S.. It’s not my intent to say we are suffering as much as Japan is. But the rest of the world is receiving fallout and radiation sickness, too. It just will take the rest of us longer to feel the severity of effects that Japan had earlier. I see Japan as having had the harsh effects even months ago, whereas here people may be getting what Japan got months before their harsh effets even began.

    And I know you felt much better when you left Japan. This is to be expected because the levels in Japan are so much higher than everywhere else. But the danger is still there, just much lower and much slower.

    I appreciate all the other information, though, especially about individual nuclides.

  3. existe-t-il des moyens pour neutraliser un réacteur nucléaire une fois qu’il est entré en fusion?
    A part le sarcophage,comme à tchernobyl, à surveiller et réparer pendant des milliers d’années?!
    Quand je pense qu’il suffit qu’il ne soit plus refroidi pour qu’un réacteur devienne incontrôlable et puisse provoquer une catastrophe sanitaire majeure.
    Quand je pense qu’un défaut du système de refroidissement peut se produire pour n’importe quelle raison, en particulier la diminution du débit de cours d’eau pour cause de changement climatique…
    Il me vient une pensée horrible …Et si c’était le devenir de tous les réacteurs nucléaires de finir comme ça? 58 sarcophages en béton(merci, Mr Bouygues),à surveiller et à entretenir pendant des siècles! Pour ne parler que de la France.

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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