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Contaminated water crisis

Contaminated water leakage from reactor6, “already absorbed into the ground”

On 12/25/2012, Tepco reported contaminated water leaked from water purifying system of reactor6. Tepco comments it’s “low level of contaminated water” but 4.3×10^5 Bq/m3 of gamma nuclide is contained. No


Radioactivity density of reactor2 sub-drain has been in the increasing trend since early November

According to the plant parameter of Tepco published on 12/25/2012, the radioactivity density of reactor2 sub-drain has been increasing since around 11/10/2012.   Source     Iori Mochizuki _____ Français


Cesium measured from 50% of Fukushima apple juice

According to Fukushima prefecture, cesium has been measured from 49.09 % of apple juice produced in Fukushima since 10/20/2011. Fukushima prefecture publishes they have tested 55 samples since 10/20/2011. Cesium


[Blind spot] 56 Bq/Kg of cesium was measured from fig Jam for sale produced in Fukushima

According to Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, 56 Bq/kg of cesium was measured from fig jam produced in Fukushima prefecture. Processed food is also contaminated. It was for sale. Product

Sea contamination

[Contaminated canned fished distributed] 2.9 Bq/Kg of cesium from canned mackerel sold in Yokohama

According to Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, 2.9 Bq/Kg of cesium was measured from canned mackerel. It was produced in Aomori and sold in Yokohama. Product : Canned mackerel Cs-134

Effects to be confirmed

[Chernobyl Cataracts ?] The percentage of students of vision worse than 1.0 became the highest ever since 1948

According to Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the percentage of students with vision worse than 1.0 is the highest in 2012 since they started the survey in 1948.


Golden and green sailfin sandfish are caught unusually often in Akita West coast of Japan

In Oga city and Nikaho city of Akita prefecture in West coast of Japan, golden sailfin sandfish are caught unusually often. On 12/21/2012, one of the golden sailfin (19cm long)


Onomichi city board of education in Hiroshima to quit radiation test of school lunch

After April of 2013, the board of education in Onomichi city Hiroshima will not conduct radiation test of school lunch. On 12/25/2012, the citizens’ organization submitted the petition of 3,000


Norovirus patients keep increasing in severely contaminated North Kanto area

Variant of norovirus is having an outbreak. (cf, [Mutation] Variant of norovirus outbreak, spreading to out of Japan [Link]) On 12/25/2012, NHK reported the norovirus patients are increasing in North