Covid-19 is increasingly spreading among the decommissioning workers in the Fukushima nuclear plant. Since three workers were confirmed to be infected in December in 2020, the average cases per month have been less than 10 until June in 2021. However, 14 workers were newly infected in July and already 48 workers, including Tepco employees and the collaborating company workers, have tested positive as of the 13th of August, 2021.
Currently about 4,000 people are involved in the decommissioning process in the Fukushima nuclear plant daily. The infection is estimated to be spreading inside the working teams.
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.