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[Column] Building Rome

I don’t care about making a mistake. If I’m wrong, someone’s going to correct me. If nobody can, that means I was right. I was on the way to my


[Express] “9,348 Bq/Kg from soil in Kunimimachi Fukushima, 72km from Fukushima nuclear plant”

Introducing important tweets as [Express] for simultaneous updates.   <Translate> Remeasuring the soil from Japan National Route 4 Kunimimachi Fukushima. (72km North West from Fukushima nuclear plant) The sampling date

Natural disasters

Cabinet office of JP, “It’s impossible to predict Nankai megathrust earthquake, beyond the ability of modern science”

On 3/20/2013, Fukushima Diary reported “The potential Nankai megathrust earthquake would cause 220 trillion yen damage and 5 million evacuees [URL]” On 5/28/2013, the researching team of Japanese cabinet office

Spent Fuel Pools

Steal beam truss on the top of reactor3 possibly starting to be deteriorated

At this moment, the worst crippled reactor3 still has its spent fuel pool on the top of the building. It is still directly exposed to the atmosphere. Tepco is trying

Contaminated water crisis

[Major leakage] Tepco transferring contaminated water to new tank, “Not welded but safe”

On 5/3/2013, Fukushima Diary reported, “Tepco not to weld the new emergency tanks of 19,000m3 [URL]” About the major leakage of highly contaminated water, Tepco is transferring the water from


Cs-134/137 from pool bottom sediment of 9 of 9 elementary school in Chiba, max as 796 Bq/Kg

According to Shiroi city municipal government in Chiba, they detected Cs-134/137 from swimming pool in 9 of 9 elementary schools. The samples are the bottom sediment. Sampling dates are 5/13/2013.

Malformation Sea contamination

[Not Radiation Effect] Deformed firefly squid found in Toyama, west coast of Japan

Though it absolutely has nothing to do with radiation, a deformed firefly squid was found in Toyama. Toyama is in the west coast of Japan.   [Wikipedia] Watasenia scintillans, also