Panasonic to reuse Fukushima factory as vegetable factory

On 1/9/2015, Panasonic announced they are going to reuse Fukushima factory as vegetable plant.

The Fukushima factory used to manufacture digital camera. Having the sales of digital camera rapidly drop, Panasonic decided to be subsidized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to support “restoration” of Fukushima by reusing the factory as vegetable plant.

Panasonic states they can make the best of their technology on manufacturing the digital devices such as lighting and air-conditioning for the efficient cultivation of vegetable.


At this moment they grow lettuce not taking over 6 weeks from sprouting to harvesting. They plan to produce highly modified plants such as low potassium lettuce for kidney disease.

Radioactive contamination is never mentioned in the announcement of Panasonic. It is not known what kind of radiation test will be applied to.





Français :

Panasonic va recycler son usine de Fukushima en usine de légumes


Le 9 janvier 2015, Panasonic a annoncé qu’ils allaient recycler leur usine de Fukushima comme usine de légumes.

L’usine de Fukushima était utilisée pour la fabrication d’appareils photos numériques. Suite à l’effondrement rapide de leurs ventes d’appareils photos, Panasonic a décidé de faire appel à l’aide financière du ministère de l’Économie en soutien au “rétablissement” de Fukushima en recyclant l’usine pour des légumes.
Panasonic affirme qu’ils peuvent utiliser  le meilleur de leur technologie pour produire des appareils numériques comme l’éclairage et l’air conditionné pour une culture efficace des légumes.

Pour l’instant ils produisent des salades ne demandant pas plus de 6 semaines entre leur germination et la récolte. Ils prévoient de produire des plantes modifiées comme des salades à faible teneur en potassium pour les maladies rénales.
La contamination radioactive n’est jamais mentionnée dans le communiqué de Panasonic. On ne sait pas quel type de détection de la radioactivité ils vont utiliser.福島工場福島工場福島工場

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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.


January 2015