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Two M4 quakes hit Kanto region within only 2 minutes on 4/10/2014

Two M4 class of the earthquakes hit Kanto region within only 2 minutes on 4/10/2014, according to Japan Meteorological Agency.   The first one occurred at 13:17 (JST), magnitude was

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Tepco NOT to analyze Plutonium or Uranium in bypass water before discharging to the Pacific

Following up this article.. Tepco plans to discharge pumped groundwater to the sea this coming June [URL]   Tepco is not going to analyze / put the safety limit on

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Fukushima plant to produce over 560,000 m3 of radioactive debris by 2027 / No storage facility for 30% of them

    Following up this article.. [Photo] Tepco finally started removing the Tsunami debris in plant area, trucks, pipes, etc.. [URL]   Fukushima plant is estimated to produce 560,000 m3

Contaminated water crisis Core removing struggle Plant hazard

[Deteriorating plant] Reactor 1 thermometer malfunctioned “due to the leaked rainwater”

One of the thermometers in reactor1 malfunctioned due to the leaked rainwater, according to Tepco. It is assumed to take 40 years to decommission the crippled Fukushima plant. It’s been

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Monitoring post closest to reactor4 “malfunctioned”→Back up post “malfunctioned”→40 mins of “recording blank”

One of the monitoring posts malfunctioned on 4/4/2014, according to Tepco. The monitoring post is to measure the radiation level on the plant area border, where is the closest to

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Tepco to reduce the regular press conference from 3 times to just once in Tokyo per week

Tepco is going to reduce their regular press conference from 3 times to twice a week from this July. Tepco’s spokesman announced on 4/4/2014. Among the two press conferences, one

Contaminated water crisis Sea contamination

Tepco plans to discharge pumped groundwater to the sea this coming June

Following up this article.. Fukushima fishery cooperative gave Tepco the approval to discharge bypassed groundwater to the sea [URL]   Tepco is already planning to discharge the pumped groundwater to

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The radiation dose limit of Fukushima schools and kindergartens is 3.8 μSv/h / MEXT “Unrealistically low”

MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) allows Fukushima schools to use the school facilities if the atmospheric dose is lower than 3.8 μSv/h.   MEXT states the

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Significant level of cesium-134/137 from 3 of 3 bamboo shoot samples in Yokohama

Significant level of Cs-134/137 were measured from 3 of 3 bamboo shoot samples in Yokohama.   Over 3 years have passed but still Cs-134/137 are detected from food. The sampling

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3 vice presidents of Tepco’s new Fukushima company are from nuclear makers / Mitsubishi, Toshiba, Hitachi GE

  Following up this article.. Tepco to make the inner company organization specialized in Fukushima decommissioning [URL]   3 vice presidents of the new inner company are from the nuclear