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Yomiuri newspaper to purchase Tepco Ginza branch building for 24 billion yen

According to Tepco, they are going to sell their Ginza branch building and land to the mass media company, Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings and Yomiuri newspaper Tokyo headquarters in order to

Contaminated water crisis Cover-ups

[Level.7 Plus] Nuclear Regulation Authority classified H4 tank area leakage as INES Level.3

About 300m3 leakage from H4 tank area, Nuclear Regulation Authority classified the accident as INES (International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale) Level. 3.   Nuclear Regulation Authority inquired IAEA if

Contaminated water crisis

[Give up]Nuclear Regulation Authority “It’s impossible to transfer all the water from flange type tanks to new tanks”

On 8/27/2013, Nuclear Regulation Authority held the working group meeting about the contaminated water problem. In this meeting, they concluded it is impossible to transfer all the contaminated water from

Contaminated water crisis

Seawater contamination does not decrease even with the impervious wall

From late July to early August, Tepco built the impervious wall on the coastal line of the seaside of reactor2. They even paid the cost for pumping up the increasing

Contaminated water crisis Cover-ups Plant hazard

[300m3 leakage] Leakage might have been occurring since this July / No countermeasures taken

According to Tepco, β exposure dose of the radio reply station worker has been increasing since this July. This means the 300m3 of leakage started over one month ago. This

Spent Fuel Pools

[Fuel removal of reactor4 pool] Tepco released the debris map of SFP4 -Complete mess

Tepco plans to start fuel removal of reactor4 spent fuel pool from mid November. On 8/26/2013, Tepco released the debris map of SFP4 but it looks extremely difficult to remove

Cover-ups Plant hazard

Tepco “Debris removal in S-W area of the reactor3 first floor is completed” → “The main contents include long boots”

According to Tepco, they completed the debris removal in the South West area of the first floor of reactor3 building. The unmanned robot had been in the operation from 7/25

Contaminated water crisis

16 mSv/h detected on the other side of the 300m3 leakage tank area / Tepco “Not a different leakage”

About 300m3 leakage of contaminated water, Tepco announced high level of radiation was detected in the opposite side from where the contaminated water flowed to on 8/26/2013. Tepco was explaining


[Column] Donation function is back on for a few days

The press conference of Tepco and their president finished about 1 hour before my writing this.   I finally managed to have to time to get the donation buttons back

Contaminated water crisis

[Photo] So-called U-shaped gutter where the leaked water flowed looks like a natural stream

About 300m3 leakage, the main part of the leaked water is assumed to have flown to the near “U-shaped gutter”. On 8/26/2013, Tepco released the photo of the so-called U-shaped