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[Column] Because Spring will come again

The second Spring out of Japan. I was having the most peaceful afternoon in a park today. Nobody’s going to pick me out. A little boy came to the park


32 Bq/Kg from natural crucian carp in Saitama

[Wikipedia]   According to Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, 32 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 was measured from crucian carp in Saitama. It was a natural sample. The sampling location was

Natural disasters

[Potential Mt. Fuji activity?] Low-frequency earthquakes rapidly increasing in Mt. Fuji

  On 3/3/2013, Fukushima Diary reported about the strong connection between the potential eruption of Hakone and Mt. Fuji. (cf, Potential eruption of Hakone would trigger the eruption of Mt.


[Silent Spring?] 80% of the azaleas in a flower park of Gunma didn’t have buds to bloom

According to Tatebayashi city in Gunma, 80% of the azaleas didn’t bloom in a flower park. The park is known as a “Azalea flower park”. Usually 10,000 azalea trees bloom


1.16 μSv/h in Hitachi seaside park in Ibaraki, “111km from Fukushima nuclear plant”

A radiation researcher of citizen uploaded the photo of the radiation measurement. The location is in Hitachi seaside park in Ibaraki. It’s in 111.2 km south of Fukushima nuclear plant.

Contaminated water crisis

Former Fukushima worker, “The surface dose of the leaking contaminated water is 2 Sv/h”

Tepco is having 3 of 7 water reservoirs leak the highly contaminated water. From the retained water sample of another purifying process, 1,300 Bq/m3 of Pu-238 and 110 Bq/m3 of

Spent Fuel Pools

Alarm at the Temporary Dry Cask Storage Facility, Tepco “No abnormality was found”

According to Tepco, alarm went off at the Temporary Dry Cask Storage Facility at 9:10 of 5/1/2013. Tepco is transferring the spent fuel assemblies from the common pool to this