The citizen’s group “Association to think about aging Fukushima plants”held a press conference on 3/7/2012, announced the lowest reading was 0.79 Bq/L (Cesium 134 + 137) of a 9 years old boy living in Miyagi, and the highest reading was 3.89 Bq/L of a 17 years old boy in Fukushima.
A 4 years old boy in Chiba was positive too (1.47 Bq/L) to prove the distance from the Fukushima plants have nothing to do with internal exposure.
From their hearing research, those children who had cesium measured from urine turned out to have eaten local vegetables or domestic farming vegetables. After they changed it to vegetables from western Japan or Hokkaido, the cesium amount decreased drastically.
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.