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Tepco shows off the new replacement of polyethylene pipe

On 1/25/2013, Tepco released the report about replacement of the pipe for accumulated water transfer.   Related article..Tepco officially announced to discharge contaminated water into Pacific ocean [Link]    

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The count of influenza cases per medical institution is the highest in Fukushima all around in Japan

According to National Institute of Infectious Diseases, influenza cases has been rapidly increasing in every prefecture since the beginning of 2013. The count of influenza cases per medical institution is

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In 2013, JP gov to purchase 200 times much Fukushima rice as last year

Japanese government is to purchase 40,000 tones of Fukushima rice in 2013, which is 200 times much as 2012. This year MAFF permits rice planting even in evacuation zone. [Link

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Minamisoma city board of education refused decontamination of private nursery school

In July of 2011, the sub principal of Yotsuba nursery school asked Minamisoma city board of education to decontaminate the facility building, but the board of education declined the request.

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Mass infection of influenza in Fukushima, “They had all been vaccinated”

22 adults and 2 staff had influenza in the facility to support people with disabilities by 1/18/2013. It’s in Inawashiro machi Fukushima. They were all vaccinated last December. Since last

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1.6 mSv/h was measured in Futabamachi before the explosion of 3/12/2011

In the interview with OurPlanet-TV, Idogawa, Ex-Futabamachi mayor commented 1590 μSv/h was actually recorded in Kamihatori area, Futabamachi before the explosion of 3/12/2011. This area is 6km from Fukushima plant.

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Idogawa Ex-Futabamachi mayor “I resigned because I can’t accept 20mSv/y standard. can’t take responsibility for future”

On 1/23/2013, Idogawa, Ex-Futabamachi mayor resigned. In the interview with OurPlanet-TV, he explained that he resigned because he couldn’t accept the 20mSv/y standard of the government. He stated, now Japanese

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Sankei newspaper reported 95% of “the people” are for setting up military, 92% of respondents were male

Sankei newspaper reported 95% of the people are for militarizing Japan Self-Defense Force from their original poll. The responds were collected by 1/22/2013. However, 92% of the respondents of this

Food contamination

29 Bq/Kg from Iwate beef, reported in Tokyo

According to Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, 29 Bq/Kg of cesium was measured from beef. The beef was produced in Iwate, the analysis result was reported in Tokyo. The specific

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[Meaningless food regulation] 370 Bq/Kg from dried mushroom in Chiba, “for sale”

According to Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, 370 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 were measured from dried mushroom. *1 Sampling date : 1/21/2013 Cs-134 : 120 Bq/Kg Cs-137 : 250 Bq/Kg