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Plant hazard

[Column] 3 facts to support the hypothesis that fractured nuclear fuel is in individual stages of nuclear reaction

This is not a widely known fact but 12/17/2012 was a historical day of Fukushima plant. In the evening of that day, the RPV temperature want higher than the temperature


Monitoring data of MEXT is totally incoherent

On 11/7/2012, Fukushima Diary reported monitoring posts are set to indicate radiation level 10% lower than actual. [Link] The data is published on the website of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports,

Cover-ups Plant hazard

[Express] Rats breeding in Fukushima plant

Actual Fukushima worker Happy 11311 tweeted rats are breeding in Fukushima plant. He concerns they might bite some cables.   オイラ動物は好きな方だけど、ネズミとは今まで接点がなかった。最近は現場のあちこちでネズミを見かけるようになった。ミッキーやミニーなら可愛いけどそんな感じは微塵も感じられないでし(>_<)オイラの知ってるジェリーよりはるかにデカいし。ケーブルかじってトラブルないといいんだけど… — ハッピーさん (@Happy11311) 12月 20, 2012 <Translate> I like


11,000 Bq/Kg of cesium was measured from wild boar in Minamisoma city

According to Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, 11,000 Bq/Kg of cesium was measured from a wild boar in Minamisoma city Fukushima. Sample : Wild boar Sampling date : 12/2/2012 Cs-134


120 Bq/kg of cesium measured from soybeans and sold for transitional measures

According to Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, 120 Bq/Kg of cesium was measured from soybeans in Fukushima. However, it was shipped for transitional measures. The safety limit is 100 Bq/kg

Natural disasters

Meteorological agency warns to stay alert to further aftershocks

On the regular press conference of Meteorological agency held on 12/20/2012, the director Hatori warned to stay alert to strong aftershock that may cause Tsunami. As to the M7.4 on

Spent Fuel Pools

[Reader’s post] “Common spent fuel pool is more heated than SFP of reactor1, 2, 3”

On 12/19/2012, Fukushima Diary reported “Common usage pool may be more heated than SFP of reactor3″.  [Link] The source added the temperature increasing rate in SFP of reactor 1 and 2

Spent Fuel Pools

Mockup test of removing the steel beam that Tepco dropped into the SFP in reactor3

On 9/22/2012, Tepco dropped 7m and 470kg of steel beam into the SFP of reactor3, where 566 fuel assemblies are stocked. [Link] On 12/19/2012, Tepco had a mockup test and training