[Poor attention of foreign media] Only one media-Reuters-attended the first press conference of Fukushima plant chief

On 2/28/2013, the Fukushima plant chief Takahashi held a press conference in their Fukushima headquarters.

It was the first press conference of the chief since his inauguration.

Fukushima Diary published this post from this conference.

Tepco to discharge underground water via bypass to the sea this April [URL 1]

However, it was only one foreign media (Reuters) to have attended this conference, which shows the poor attention of international media to Fukushima accident.

56 people from 32 companies planned to attend it in total.



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[Désintérêt de la presse étrangère] Un seul média étranger – Reuters – s’est rendu à la première conférence de presse du chef de la centrale de Fukushima


Le 28 février 2013, le chef de la centrale de Fukushima, M. Takahashi, a tenu une conférence de presse à leur siège de Fukushima.

C’était la première conférence de presse du chef depuis sa nomination.
Le Fukushima Diary avait publié ce sujet sur cette conférence : En avril prochain, Tepco va déverser directement dans l’océan les eaux souterraines, via une dérivation

Toutefois, un seul et unique média étranger (Reuters) s’est déplacé à cette conférence, ce qui montre le peu d’attention des médias internationaux sur l’accident de Fukushima.

Au total, 56 personnes de 32 sociétés avaient prévu de s’y rendre.

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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.