13 of 21 children had urine test positive


A citizen’s group “Association to think about aging Fukushima plants” had 21 children have urine test in Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima and Chiba, and 13 of them had cesium measured from their urine.

2 of them, who are 4 years old female infant from Iwate and 17 years old male student from Fukushima had cesium decreased to 1/5~2/5 since last urine test in 2011. The group assumes it’s because they tried to avoid contaminated food, but it is not reported if other 11 children didn’t avoid contaminated food.


子ども13人尿に微量セシウム 市民団体、21人調査



2012/03/07 18:49 【共同通信】

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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.


March 2012