The power stoppage on 3/18/2013 was caused by a rat in the temporary panel board supposedly.
(cf, The blackout was caused by a mouse in the panel board, the board has been left on the truck since 3/18/2011 [URL])
On Twitter, a Fukushima worker commented the rats are severely contaminated in Fukushima plant.
They reported they measured 15μSv/h from the dead body of a rat trapped in the seismic isolation building. It was in the beginning of last year. So to speak, it’s a “moving radioactive material”. Such a trouble..
Sur Twitter, un travailleur de Fukushima a déclaré que les rats sont gravement contaminés dans la centrale.
Ils ont rapporté avoir relevé 15 μSv/h dans le cadavre d’un rat piégé dans le bâtiment d’isolation sismique. C’était au début de l’an dernier. C’est, pour ainsi dire, de la matière radioactive qui se déplace”. Un sacré souci..
— セバスちゃんさん (@kouji0503) 2013年3月29日
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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.