White powder is observed in many locations, such as everywhere in Tokyo, South Saitama, North west Chiba, date is 8:30AM～10:30AM of 2/8/2012. It fell for 20~30 minutes. It’s light, doesn’t melt, is small, can clean it with hands even if it gets on your clothes. It’s not analyzed what is made of.
Soon as he came home, my child told me to wash the coat. He told me, this morning, strange white powder was falling. Thought that was snow but it wasn’t. Very strange. There are a lot of tweets about the powder. What ? What was it ?
Probably it’s not the “Death ash” to have fellen in Futabamachi just after reactor 1 exploded. There is a report to tell it fell in Kanto area and Okayama too. Radiation level didn’t pick up. They say it was white and round. Please don’t worry too much.
The day before the white powder, massive smoke was observed in Fukushima plants and also radiation level picked up in Yokohama.
I personally suspect it was volcanic ash. This is the picture of volcanic ash from Asamayama on 2/2/2009.
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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.