Fukushima prefecture “Contaminated beach sand can easily be washed off so it’s safe”
Radiation health risk advisor in Fukushima, Takamura commented on a local newspaper that contamination from beach is negligible because it can be washed off in shower.
(Article related to Takamura.. Fukushima local newspaper “Nosebleed in Fukushima prefecture has nothing to do with radiation” [URL])
Fukushima prefecture is planning to open all the swimming beaches and the lake beaches this July but specific radiation levels are not announced, nor sand is not tested.
(cf, Fukushima prefecture “All swimming beaches and 14 lake beaches safe enough ” / Radiation level not disclosed [URL 2])
(cf, Fukushima gov to open swimming beach / 94 Bq/Kg from sea floor, but don’t even check sand [URL 3])
For a question of a parent to ask if it’s safe to let children play in a pool, on the local newspaper, Fukushima Minpo, Takamura answered pool is totally safe. Beach sand and lake beach sand might be contaminated by Cesium-134/137 but they can wash all off by shower.
See also.. High schooler leukemia→School had students “clean” the swimming pool last summer [URL 4]
Dans un journal local, le Fukushima Minpo, et à la question d’un parent demandant s’il était sain de laisser les enfants jouer dans une piscine, M. Takamura a répondu que les piscines sont parfaitement sûres. Les sables des plages maritimes et des lacs peuvent être contaminées au césium 134/137 mais les pluies les nettoient complètement.
Vous pouvez lire ceci parce que nous avons survécu jusqu’à aujourd’hui.
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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.