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[Column] Reality

If you think media is to report the facts, it’s wrong. Media is to create the facts. They are the reality maker. If they report it, it’s real. If they


A mass of highly radioactive adhesive tape found in a mountain of Tottori

  Highly radioactive adhesive tape (1m × 1m) and a piece of concrete object (10cm × 10cm × 60cm) were found in the mountain of Tottori city, where is in

Contaminated water crisis

Leakage from the desalination system again

On 1/30/2013, Tepco had another water leakage from the desalination system. (cf, Coolant water leaked 3 times only within 1 week due to the bad installation and freezing “Same as


Yakuza dispatched decontamination workers to Fukushima

An executive manager of a Yakuza group in Yamagata city was arrested for dispatching 3 ~ 10 decontamination workers to a construction company. The construction company sent them to Fukushima


Cesium-134/137 amount in the atmosphere have not been changed since September of 2011

According to CTBT, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty’s radiation monitoring post in Takasaki Gunma, the amount of cesium-134/137 in the atmosphere have almost not been changed since September of 2011. Last December,

Spent Fuel Pools

The chairman of the Fukushima accident council, “There’s no appropriate solution for reactor4”

On 1/30/2013, the Fukushima accident council was held to evaluate the progress of Tepco’s decommissioning. Mr. Kurokawa, the chairman of the governmental accident investigation committee commented the SFP of reactor4


Cesium from the urine of 40% of the children in Iwate, “Considering to stop the research anymore”

Last April, Fukushima Diary reported cesium was measured from the urine of 119 among 132 children in Iwate. [URL 1] The second survey was conducted from last October to January.


[Column] Let’s get back to common sense

2 days ago, I had a power blackout. It was at night. It was a snowstorm outside. Lights got turned off, central heating system stopped, internet died. I didn’t have

Sea contamination

Strontium-90 measured from sea offshore Fukushima and Ibaraki

Strontium-90 was measured from sea water offshore Fukushima and Ibaraki according to MEXT. The sample was taken last October and November. Strontium-90 is from nuclear reaction, known to cause leukemia.


86 Bq/Kg of Iodine-131 measured from sewage sludge in Miyagi

According to Miyagi prefecture, 86 Bq/Kg of Iodine-131 was measured from sewage sludge in Iwanuma city Miyagi. Iodine-131 is from nuclear reaction or medical treatment. The sample was collected from