Kyoto Uni Prof. “Tritium might be discharged directly from the reactor3 to the atmosphere”

“Steam” was observed until early August.

(cf, Reactor3 steamed till 9:00AM 8/7/2013 [URL])

About the “steam”, Prof. Yamana from Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute stated there is a possibility that radioactive material that should be inside of the reactor is discharged to the environment. Tepco needs to investigate what is actually discharged including Tritium.

This is the inquiry in the secretariat meeting for Fukushima decommissioning on 8/29/2013.

Tepco replied they need a certain volume of the steam as liquid in order to identify Tritium, and they haven’t started collecting the sample.



You can ignore the truth but the truth won’t ignore you.


Français :

Un Prof. de l’Univ. de Kyoto : “Du tritium peut être directement disséminé dans l’air par le réacteur 3”


La “vapeur” a été observée jusqu’à début août. (cf. Le réacteur 3 a fumé jusqu’à 09:00 ce jour (7 août 2013)

Le Pr. Yamana de l’Institut de Recherche sur les Réacteurs de l’Université de Kyoto a affirmé qu’il est possible que de la radioactivité qui devrait être maintenue dans le réacteur se répand dans l’environnement. Tepco doit rechercher ce qui est réellement dispersé, y compris le tritium.
C’est une demande déposée en date du 29 août 2013 au secrétariat de la réunion sur le démantèlement.
Tepco a répondu que pour pouvoir mesurer le tritium ils ont besoin d’un certain volume de cette vapeur sous forme liquide mais ils n’ont pas commencé à en collecter d’échantillon.

Vous pouvez ignorer la vérité mais la vérité ne vous ignorera pas.

  1. Bioremediation strategies need to be put in place on the site to

    Harvest fog from open steaming reactors
    use fog mesh wrapped around the tanks
    crates of seashells with moss bonsai mix, moss hyperaccumulates all heavy metals

    It was noted at Chernobyl that moss actively traps radioactive particles.
    Geiger Counter at Chernobyl 14
    Photo by Steven McNeil photo of Danger Moss, June 26, 2010 Chernobyl.

    Tow oyester and mussel beds into the Port and surrounding shallow areas to filter feed tritium and heavy metals. Will hyperaccumulate all radioactive heavy metals, tritium and larger hot particles. Blue mussels doing well in the Baltic in heavily contaminated areas.

    Paul Stamets
    Mycoremediation of the Japanese Landscape after Nuclear Accident
    Paul Stamets articles about Mycoremediation of the Japanese Landscape
    “By sampling other mushroom-forming fungi for their selective ability to hyper-accumulate
    radioactivity, we can learn a great deal while helping the ecosystem recover. Not only will some
    mushroom species hyper-accumulate radioactive compounds, but research has also shown that
    some mycorrhizal fungi bind and sequester radioactive elements so they remain immobilized for
    extended periods of time. Surprisingly, we learned from the Chernobyl disaster that many
    species of melanin-producing fungi have their growth stimulated by radiation.”11
    “6. Plant native deciduous and conifer trees, along with hyper-accumulating mycorrhizal
    mushrooms, particularly Gomphidius glutinosus, Craterellus tubaeformis, and Laccaria
    amethystina (all native to pines). G. glutinosus has been reported to absorb – via the mycelium –
    and concentrate radioactive Cesium 137 more than 10,000-fold over ambient background levels.
    Many other mycorrhizal mushroom species also hyper-accumulate.” 12

  2. TEPCO is not looking very hard for steam from Reactor3. Just have TEPCO workers watch ENENEWS webcam blog, those people are watching 24X7, and documenting! TEPCO also needs to have a dosimeter sensative to higher than 100 mSv as greatest radioactive dose! Bet in a week, with the correct devices ( not cheap one) TEPCO could test the steam for Tritium. Bet they could even find a volunteer group to test for the nuclides..or volunteer to DONATE the appropriate dosimeter!!!
    And what about all the satellites scanning for radiation..what are they finding at Fukushima. FOIA anyone?

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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


September 2013