In the hearing of Private accident investigation commission from rebuild Japan initiative foundation, Kaieda, the former Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry stated “(I remember) it was probably secondhand.” twice.
Areva sent their female CEO to Japan soon after 311 and she offered any kinds of help for Fukushima. In this context, we asked them for the decontamination facilities though they planned to ship them somewhere else. Probably the facilities were secondhand.
Areva reacted promptly and they were skilled in sales. The final decision of purchase was done by Tepco, the government didn’t reject it. However, they had a lot of problems to operate Areva’s facilities. It’s partially because of the lack of trial operation. Probably the facilities were secondhand. We thus got to the conclusion that we have to have multiple facilities except for Areva, and bought “Sarry” from Kurion.
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.