Explosion under a vending machine in Fukushima

Around 0:40 PM of 10/27/2012, something exploded underneath a vending machine in Motomiya city Fukushima. A man (64) purchased a juice. Immediately after that, there was an explosive sound and white smoke came out.

On 11/1/2012, Fukushima police confirmed it was a metallic pipe with gunpowder inside.

They are looking for the suspect of violating the Explosives Control Act.

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Esplosione sotto a un distributore automatico a Fukushima

Alle 0:40 PM circa del 27/10/2012 qualcosa è esploso sotto a un distributore automatico nella città di Motomiya, a Fukushima. Un uomo (64) ha acquistato un succo di frutta. Subito dopo c’è stato il rumore dell’esplosione ed è fuoriuscito del fumo bianco.
Il 01/11/2012 la polizia di Fukushima ha confermato che era presente un tubo metallico contenente polvere da sparo.

Si sta cercando il sospetto che ha violato l’Atto di Controllo sugli Esplosivi.


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Explosion dans un distributeur automatique de boissons à Fukushima

Le 27 octobre 2012 vers 12:40, quelque chose a explosé sous un distributeur automatique dans la ville de Motomiya à Fukushima. Un homme (64 ans) s’est acheté un jus de fruit et immédiatement après, il y a eu un bruit d’explosion et une fumée blanche est sortie du distributeur.

Le 1er novembre 2012, la police de Fukushima a confirmé qu’il s’agissait d’un tuyau métallique avec de la poudre à l’intérieur.

Ils cherchent les suspects violant le Explosives Control Act.

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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.


November 2012