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[Column] If I were the sailor, I cannot miss these 3 points

8 US navy sailors sued Tepco. This is historical because it’s the first case of Tepco sued outside of Japan to be followed by possible numerous other cases. This could

Food contamination

30.2 Bq/kg from beef and 35.5 Bq/Kg from pork produced in Kanagawa

According to Kanagawa prefecture, cesium was measured from local beef and pork produced in Kanagawa prefecture. Sample : Beef Cs-134/137 : 30.2 Bq/Kg Origin : Fujisawa city Date : 11/20/2012


1,568,000 Bq/Kg of cesium from bagworm in Fukushima

Extremely high level of cesium was measured from bagworms in Fukushima on 7/19/2012. Bagworms gather dead leaves and branches for their cover. Sample : 3 bagworms Cs-134 : 740,000 Bq/Kg

Core removing struggle

Temperature of Reactor 5 jumped up by 3.4 ℃ within 24 hours

According to Tepco’s plant parameter published on 12/28/2012, the water temperature of RPV in reactor5 jumped from 33.1℃ to 36.5℃ within one day. It was 33.1℃ at 11:00 12/27/2012, but


Cesium measured from 60 % of compost in Fukushima but 86 % of them were shipped for sale

According to Fukushima prefectural government, they measured cesium (>50 Bq/Kg) from 83 of 140 (59.3%) samples of compost in Fukushima. However, because the safety limit is 400 Bq/Kg, 71 of

Sea contamination

1,690 Bq/Kg of cesium from fish offshore Fukushima plant

According to Tepco’s Nuclide Analysis Results of Fish and Shellfish released on 12/27/2012, 1690 Bq/Kg of cesium was measured from marbled sole. They took only the muscle for the sample, but


The US Navy sailors’ complaint refers to Fukushima Diary

The complaint of the US Navy Sailors was published. (cf, [Bloomberg] Tepco Sued by U.S. Sailors Exposed to Radiation [Link]) The complaint referred to Fukushima Diary with Enenews. On 12/27/2012,