52.5 % of the disaster victims escaped by car and 1 in 3 of them got stuck in traffic jam

On 12/7/2012, Fukushima Diary reported you can’t escape by car in case of a major earthquake and reactor4 goes in crisis. (cf, [Column] 5 Lessons learnt from M7.3 of 12/7/2012 [Link])

According to the research of Cabinet office, 52.5 % of the people escaped by car from Tsunami and other dangers, and 1 in 3 people were stuck in traffic jam.

From August to October of this year, questionnaire was sent to 11,400 people in the tsunami disaster areas of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima.





Français :

52,5 % des victimes de la catastrophe ont fuit en voiture, 1 sur 3 d’entre eux a été bloqué dans un embouteillage

Le 7 décembre 2012, le Fukushima Diary rapportait qu’on ne pouvait pas s’enfuir en voiture en cas de séisme majeur et de catastrophe au réacteur 4. (cf. [Édito] 5 Leçons du séisme de M7,3 du 7 décembre 2012 [Lien])

Selon les recherches du bureau du Cabinet, 52,5 % des gens ont fuit en voiture devant le tsunami et les autres dangers et 1 sur 3 a été coincé dans embouteillage.

D’août à octobre de cette année, un questionnaire a été envoyé à 11 400 personnes des régions dévastées par le tsunami dans Iwate, Miyagi et Fukushima.


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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.


December 2012