On 5/14/2012, Tepco announced they are going to open Fukushima plants for journalists on 5/26 again.
This time, Tepco is taking invited journalists to the mountain side of reactor4 building.
However, they allowed only two freelance journalists into the site, and banned them from taking cameras.
These two journalists can not even take video.
As the reason, Tepco states they have to assign their employees to each journalist to watch them not to take pictures or videos where they mustn’t for nuclear protection. There are not enough number of the employees to watch these freelance journalists.
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.