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[Column] Fukushima Diary’s new attempt to post articles for EU time and US time

I’m not a man of pride, but sometimes I’m hurt as a blogger when a reader tell me the news that I posted yesterday. I have even been given a

Core removing struggle Plant hazard

Issued thermometers in reactor2 indicate 208℃ and 134℃

There are 2 thermometers indicating the rapid increase of temperature in reactor2. After Tepco labelled them as “Broken” they indicated the drop of temperature but they started indicating the increase


Chinese media “Military confrontation may happen soon between China and Japan”

Record China reported Japan and China may have a military confrontation soon over the disputed island, Senkaku / Diaoyu. Japanese and Chinese fighter aircrafts are highly likely to discharge a


[Express] 26,710 Bq/Kg from the filter of air-conditioner in Saitama

Introducing important tweets as [Express] for simultaneous updates. エアコンフィルター付着ほこり。セシウム2万6710ベクレル/kg。埼玉県久喜市 店舗内2ヵ月分。TS100B-15にて容器に試料満タン186gで測定。 — 日向野研治さん (@higanokenji) 1月 20, 2013 <Translate> 26,710 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 was measured from the dust of air-conditioner filter.


Decontamination on asphalt can decrease the radiation level only by 20%

According to the decontamination assessment report by MOE, decontamination on asphalt can decrease the radiation level only by 20% at average. (Water pressure is about 5MPa) Even by high-pressure washing


[Express] “Sunflowers used for decontamination test look full of deformation”

Introducing important tweets as [Express] for simultaneous updates.   【福島第1原発事故で汚染された土壌から植物を使って放射性物質を取り除く実証実験のため、福島県飯舘村の農地に植えられたヒマワリが満開】の写真。…拡大してみると多数の奇形があるように見える⇒(画像参照)… — タニ センゾーさん (@Tanisennzo) 1月 19, 2013 <Translate> Sunflowers were used for the test to absorb radioactive material from soil


Black substance in a pool of Soma city, “25.58 μSv/h of α, β, γ and X”

The extremely highly radioactive cyanobacteria, called black substance was found in the bottom of a pool in Soma city Fukushima. (June. 2012) The total dose of α, β, γ and X was


MAFF permits rice planting in evacuation zone

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries permitted rice planting in 96 households (73 ha) of evacuation zone in Tamura city Fukushima, where the annual dose is under 20mSv/y. They also