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Diastrophism under Lake Biwa is ongoing

Diastrophism is ongoing under Lake Biwa, from the research of prof. Kumagai of Ritsumeikan university. 5 years ago Kumagai’s researching group found out the sediment is blown up with bubbles

Misinformation Politics

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


220 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 from carp in Teganuma lake Chiba, over double as “safety” limit

According to Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, 220 Bq/Kg of Cesium-134/137 was detected from carp in Teganuma lake in Chiba. It’s over double as the “safety” limit. In Teganuma

Domestic and global Environment

Radiation level increased at half of the measurement points in two lakes of Chiba

According to Chiba prefectural government, radiation level (Cs-134/137) increased at about half of all the measurement points in two lakes. The lakes are Inba-numa and Tega-numa. They are 191 km

Domestic and global Environment

Radiation accumulating in lakes and rivers around Metropolitan area

According to MOE (Ministry of the Environment), radiation level of ground soil in rivers and lakes has been increased since last research in 9 ~ 11. 2012 around Metropolitan area.

Natural disasters

[Analysis] What’s happening to the ecology of Japanese lakes ?

Since one week ago, over 10,000 crucian carps have been forming a group near the surface of an agricultural reservoir in Bizen city Okayama. The resident living near the pond

Domestic and global Environment

Japanese pond smelt gone nearly extinct in Haruna lake Gunma, can’t even find a sample for radiation test

In order to check the radiation level, fishery cooperative tried to fish Japanese pond smelt in Haruna lake Gunma on 1/21/2013, but they managed to obtain only one sample with

Sea contamination

22 Bq/Kg from Japanese pond smelt in Ashinoko lake Kanagawa

According to Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, 22 Bq/kg of cesium was measured from Japanese pond smelt of Ashinoko lake. Ashinoko lake is in Kanagawa prefecture. Sample : Japanese pond

Domestic and global Environment

Eggs of sweetfish decreased by 98% in Biwa lake, Prefectural gov “Unusual condition”

Shiga prefectural fisheries experimental station researched sweetfish laid 98% less eggs than usual in Biwa lake. Biwa lake is one of the major producing centers of sweetfish. So far, they

Domestic and global Environment

96,000 Bq/Kg from farming reservoir in Namie machi

Ministry of Environment measured radiation in the ground soil of Fukushima river and lakes at 193 locations. The highest reading was 96,000 Bq/Kg from a farming reservoir in Namie machi