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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

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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

Column Food contamination Sea contamination

[Column] Talk to myself in the future

“Hello, did I take you to the safe place ? Are you living well ? Are you still free ?” I sometimes talk to myself in the future. I don’t

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Cs-134/137 measured from apple juice of Aomori prefecture

A citizen’s researcher measured Cs-134/137 from apple juice. The puree is from the apples of Aomori prefecture, but the juice is from the apples of Aomori and Iwate prefecture. The

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0.6 μSv/h from the street dust in Edogawa ward Tokyo

A citizen’s researcher measured high level of radiation from the street dust. The sample was taken in Hirai, Edogawa ward Tokyo. Sampling date was 5/27/2013. The atmospheric dose is 0.1

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All the students evacuated but one student,yet school held a sports meeting in 62km area for unity of local community

On 5/26/2013, Ohnami elementary school in Fukushima city held a sports meeting with only one student. There were 30 students in this school but everyone evacuated by this Spring except

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Tokyo citizen “0.42μSv/h in Itabashi ward Tokyo 5/24/2013”

A Tokyo citizen reported he measured the radiation level picking up on 5/24/2013. Fukushima Diary posts this for the reference of the potential study in the future. The location is