[Surrealism] MOE reinforces radiation monitoring for the nuclear test of N. Korea

In the afternoon of 2/12/2013 (JST), North Korea announced the success of its third underground nuclear test. *1

In order to protect Japan from the radioactive contamination, Ministry of the Environment reinforced their radiation monitoring system.

They were monitoring radiation every one hour but changed it to every 2 minutes at 10 monitoring posts. *2

Also, Japanese self-defense force started dust sampling that may reach Japan by aircrafts before 15:00 of 2/12/2013. *3

(10 million Bq of Cs-134/137 is still released from Fukushima plant every single hour. [URL])

Russian emergency agency reported they didn’t measure seismic activity or any change in radiation level. *4


*1 http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20130212_36.html

*2 http://blog.goo.ne.jp/tengoku69/e/76711c343a78c73a4add144e610b5ce3 (http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20130212-00000088-jij-soci)

*3 http://b.hatena.ne.jp/entry/www.nikkei.com/article/DGXNASFS1201L_S3A210C1000000/

*4 http://english.ruvr.ru/2013_02_12/Russia-reports-no-tremor-radiation-after-N-Korea-nuke-test/


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[Surréalisme] Le ministère de l’Environnement renforce les contrôles de radioactivité après l’essai nucléaire de la Corée du Nord


Dans l’après-midi du 12 février 2013 (JST), La Corée du Nord annonce le succès de son 3e essai nucléaire souterrain. *1

Pour protéger le Japon de toute contamination radioactive, Le ministère de l’Environnement a renforcé son système de surveillance de la radioactivité.
Ils relevaient la radioactivité toutes les heures et ils sont passés à toutes les 2 minutes sur 10 bornes de surveillance. *2
En outre, la force d’auto-défense japonaise a commencé à échantillonner les poussières qui pourraient atteindre le Japon par avion avant 15:00 le 12 février 2013. *3

(10 millions Bq de Cs-134/137 sont toujours relâchés par la centrale de Fukushima toutes les heures. [Lien])

L’agence russe de sécurité des urgences a rapporté qu’ils n’ont pas relevé d’activité sismique ni de changement des niveaux de radioactivité. *4


*1 http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20130212_36.html

*2 http://blog.goo.ne.jp/tengoku69/e/76711c343a78c73a4add144e610b5ce3 (http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20130212-00000088-jij-soci)

*3 http://b.hatena.ne.jp/entry/www.nikkei.com/article/DGXNASFS1201L_S3A210C1000000/

*4 http://english.ruvr.ru/2013_02_12/Russia-reports-no-tremor-radiation-after-N-Korea-nuke-test/


Article lié : [Édito] Le Japon attend un cadeau de noël de la Corée du Nord

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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.


February 2013