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Decontamination contractor got the car hit and kidnapped by possible Yakuza members, “Money problems”

Around 17:30 of 5/9/2013, decontamination contractor was kidnapped in Fukushima city. On Route 115, the decontamination contractor had his car run into from behind several times. After he stopped his


Tepco to start nitrogen gas injection into reactor2 for the first time, “Not knowing the hydrogen gas concentration”

Tepco is going to inject nitrogen gas into reactor2 suppression chamber as a test. They need to keep the hydrogen gas concentration lower than 2% or it may cause hydrogen

Contaminated water crisis Sea contamination

Fukushima fisheries associations turned down Tepco’s discharging ground water

On 4/26/2013, Fukushima Diary reported “Tepco is about to discharge pumped ground water to sea, “They won’t remove 21,000 Bq/m3 of Tritium” [URL]”   According to Tepco, they are ready


140,000 CPM from black substance

The video of radiation measurement for “black substance” was uploaded on Youtube. Black substance is the extremely radioactive material containing cyanobacteria. Details and location data are not reported, but Fukushima


Female guides of a resort club in Iwaki city performed rice planting, 55km from Fukushima nuclear plant

On 5/13/2013, two female guides called “Hula girls” performed rice planting in Iwaki city Fukushima. They are from Spa resort Hawaiians in Iwaki city. Iwaki city is in 55km South


[Express] “Children play soccer in the park of Koriyama, 0.83μSv/h after decontamination”

Introducing important tweets as [Express] for simultaneous updates.   <Translate> The notice to indicate the radiation dose. Children are playing soccer in this park. (The notice says) 2.72 μSv/h before