All of the second sub-contract companies to work in Fukushima are struggling with collecting nuclear workers. No benefit is given unlike just after 311. Some of the nuclear workers are paid less than decontamination workers. It seems like Tepco and the first sub-contract companies don’t take the situation too seriously.
I’ve been tweeting about this since last year, but I think the shortage of skillful nuclear workers is becoming real. Especially Fukushima workers can’t get the next job because they have exceeded the yearly dose limit, more and more sub-contract companies will have to be closed. Actually some of the nuclear workers and sub-contract companies are struggling to continue working.
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.