Only 2 Japanese pond smelt caught from 3 days test fishing in Haruna lake Gunma


On 1/22/2013, Fukushima Diary reported “Japanese pond smelt gone nearly extinct in Haruna lake Gunma, can’t even find a sample for radiation test”. [Link 1]

By the third day of their test fishing, it was still only 2 samples that they managed to catch by up to 20 fishers. The test fishing is to be ended on 1/24/2013.
The second sample was 3 years old, probably young fish have gone extinct for some reason.

From the research of Fukushima Diary, high level of cesium is measured from the river soil even in Tokyo, where is the downstream of Gunma prefecture. (cf, 5,000 Bq/kg from the soil beside the river in Edogawa ward in Tokyo [Link 2])
Tokyo bay, where the rivers flow into, is therefore becoming a marine hotspot. It is estimated that Tokyo bay sea ground soil will contain 4,000 Bq/Kg of cesium by March 2014. [Link 3]

From the water source of Tokyo tapwater, they measured 500 Bq/Kg from the mud in July and August of 2012. [Link 4]




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Seulement 2 éperlans d’eau douce pris en 3 jours de pêches de test dans le lac Haruna de Gunma

Le 22 janvier 2013, le Fukushima Diary rapportait que l’éperlan japonais d’eau douce près de l’extinction dans le lac Haruna de  Gunma, on peut même plus en trouver un pour les contrôles de radioactivité. [Lien1]

Au bout de leur troisième jour de leurs pêches de test, ils en étaient toujours à seulement 2 prises, à 20 pêcheurs. La campagne de pêche de test se terminera le 24 janvier 2013.
Le deuxième échantillon avait 3 ans, les jeunes poissons ont sans doute disparu.

Des recherches du Fukushima Diary, un haut niveau en césium a été relevé dans le fond des rivières même dans Tokyo qui est en aval de la préfecture de Gunma. (cf. 5 000 Bq/kg au sol sur des berges dans le quartier d’Edogawa à Tokyo [Lien2])
La baie de Tokyo, où débouchent les fleuves, est donc en train de devenir un point chaud maritime. On estime que le fond marin de la baie de Tokyo contiendra 4 000 Bq/kg de césium vers mars 2014. [Lien3]

A la source des eaux de robinet de Tokyo ils ont relevé 500 Bq/kg dans les boues en juillet et août 2012. [Lien4]

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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.


January 2013