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Tepco inspected reactor1 / Elevator shaft and isolated column severely blasted / Cooling condenser full of debris

Even under the blasted 5th floor, the elevator shaft and the isolated column are severely damaged in reactor1 building. On 2/26/2014, Tepco and NRA (Nuclear Regulatory Agency) conducted the inspection

Contaminated water crisis

[100m3 overflow] Tepco “Abnormality was too slight to notice”

Following up this article.. [100m3 overflow] Contaminated water is removed by “hand-digging” of human workers [URL]   The abnormality of tank water level trend was too slight to recognize, Tepco

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2,900 MBq/km2 of Cesium-134/137 still fall down in Fukushima plant area monthly

Still 2,900 MBq/Km2 of Cesium-134/137 fall down monthly in Fukushima plant area. It’s been nearly 3 years since 311, but still high level of radioactive plume is falling around the

Cover-ups Spent Fuel Pools

Tepco damaged power cable for reactor4 pool coolant system / Tepco “Didn’t know the cable was there”

On 2/25/2014, Tepco damaged the power cable for reactor4 pool, which was installed by themselves. It stopped one of the coolant systems of reactor4 pool, they ended up suspending fuel

Contaminated water crisis

Underground wall on the seaside of reactor3 was possibly broken / Groundwater level in sync with ebb and flow

The groundwater levels have been in sync with ebb and flow since the end of February in the seaside of reactor3. Those groundwater levels are observed in two borings inside

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[Column] Update from Netherlands and the things about coming 311

As you probably know, I’m in Netherlands now and researching the visa conditions for other Japanese people. It’s been a week since I came to Amsterdam, but the my research

Contaminated water crisis Cover-ups Domestic and global Environment Plant hazard

The tank had water to 98% of capacity / Tepco “Can’t reduce due to the serious shortage of water storage”

Following up this article.. Tepco to re-interrogate 43 workers about 100 m3 overflow [URL]   The overflowed tank had contaminated water up to 98% of its capacity before the overflowing

Contaminated water crisis Cover-ups Domestic and global Environment Plant hazard

Tepco to re-interrogate 43 workers about 100 m3 overflow

Following up this article.. Tepco narrowed down the workers to re-interrogate to a few tens / “Asking the expert of investigation” [URL]   Tepco is implementing the second interrogation with

Contaminated water crisis Cover-ups Domestic and global Environment Plant hazard

[100m3 overflow] Contaminated water is removed by “hand-digging” of human workers

Following up this article.. [100m3 leakage] 64m3 of overflowed water still not removed [URL]   The overflowed contaminated water is being removed by hand-boring of the human workers. Having 100m3