Settlement report 3/17/2012

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Thank you for your donation as always.

Though there are some criticism, I think this donation system is very rational. If I don’t write anything meaningful, I’m simply paid nothing, if I do post something helpful for people, I’m paid. fair enough. If everything goes like this, Tepco would have disappeared million years ago.

I always want to make FD useful for readers. If you want me to add some functions or to write about something, please let me know.



  1. hello,
    Can you offer more stories with “man on the street”-type interviews, since you speak fluent Japanese and know a lot of people & the culture there? I know they may not want to talk much about it, but it seems that you could conceal their identity and still get their general impressions?

    How have they changed their eating and drinking habits? Are they staying indoors more? Are they having any symptoms? What do they notice? How about family planning? Are the kids safe? Do they understand the risks? How are they pets and livestock faring? How long can they hold out waiting for a solution? Are they familiar with the long-term effects of the Chernobyl and Three Mile Island meltdowns?

    Right now the Fukushima Jet Stream is well off my region of the USA and I have to say the air seems much fresher and healthier… who knows what kind of deposition we’ve sustained over the past year, but it’s nothing much compared to Japan! 🙁

    I would like to hear more from those on the ground in and around (esp. Toyko!) the exclusion zone!!!

    Also, can we have an update on the ailing Japanese Emperor and Royal Family?
    THANKS! 🙂

    1. I agree !
      I would like to know more about your battle for the minds of the Japanese population. Who is winning ?

    2. “Man on the street” reports done by Lori himself would have to be limited to Japanese refugees or long distance, since he doesn’t live in Fukushima any more, thank God. I hope that Lori never goes back. But maybe he can find a Japanese reader here still living in Japan who can help him, ask people on the streets the questions he writes, etc.

      Lori, do you have friends still in Japan that can help you report what is going on there? Do any of us readers want to offer Lori help in finding such a person? I can’t because I’m in the USA and don’t know people living in Japan well enough to ask.

      @ “whither shall we go”

      What parts of the USA have been spared the most, in your opinion?

      1. Right, I have my friends still in Japan but they don’t really know what is going on. I’m thinking of introducing some tweets here.

  2. pls. excuse typos: How are THEIR pets and livestock faring? …and that’s “TOKYO.” I’ve never been there, nor will I likely go now. 🙁

  3. What about contests? Assignments to spread the word via youtube videos or other ideas? Flyer campaigns? What would you say to all the people in North America, for example, and want to see given away by the thousands?

    Make a wish list of all the things you would like to see done and then see if there is a way to make us do it for you.

  4. You deserve to be compensated for your time in research and sharing the news out of Japan. If you could compile a list of bloggers who are following the Fukushima disaster and are living in Japan, that would be nice.
    Arigato for all you do.

  5. Just a hint: Your Paypal donation form cannot be switched to english. Maybe this is a barrier for donations ;-).

  6. remember ‘website is dead’? anoher reason — because what you take for granted is information that would be so useful to many.

    criticism of your approach are uncalled for: your integrity will shine, and you are an inspiration.

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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