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Silt fence within Fukushima nuclear plant port disconnected, highly contaminated fish discharged

From 4/6 to 4/7/2013, a strong storm hit eastern Japan. (cf, Storm coming to JP for this weekend, the maximum instantaneous wind speed is 30m/s [URL]) On 4/8/2013, Tepco announced

Sea contamination

Sea water offshore Fukushima is warmer than the average of past 30 years by 2.5℃~

According to the Maritime Safety Agency, the surface temperature of sea water is warmer than the average of past 30 years offshore Fukushima. (Deviation) The temperature is computed based on

Contaminated water crisis Cover-ups Plant hazard Sea contamination

[Analysis] J gov can take over Tepco for the decommissioning work of Fukushima with a major legal reform

More and more people are starting to question if Tepco can really handle the decommissioning work of Fukushima. About 10 days before this post, they lost power in Fukushima plant,

Domestic and global Environment Sea contamination

Am-241 and Pu-238/239/240 measured from offshore Fukushima, Miyagi, Ibaraki, MEXT “Within normal range”

According to MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology), 0.54 ~ 0.71 Bq/kg of Americium-241 and 0.011 ~ 0.021 Bq/Kg of Plutonium-238, 0.96 ~ 1.4 Bq/Kg of Plutonium-239/240

Sea contamination

Fishery agency released 3 million salmon fry in Soma city Fukushima

  On 3/21 and 22, Udagawa salmon agency released 3 million salmon fry to Udagawa river of Soma city Fukushima. The released fry are to come back in 4 years

Sea contamination

Tepco concealing the analysis data for Plutonium because of “the bad weather”

On 3/21/2013, Tepco released the marine soil analysis data about Pu-238/239/240, but they didn’t show the readings of the soil taken from the south discharge channel of Fukushima plant. The

Food contamination Sea contamination

The haul of Sagami bay is significantly decreasing for unknown reason

The haul of Sagami bay has been significantly decreased since last Autumn. Sagami bay is south offshore of Kanagawa prefecture, where used to be famous for the variety of fish.

Sea contamination

Tepco to discharge ground water to the sea if it’s under 1,000 Bq/m3

  Tepco is going to discharge the pumped ground water to the sea if it’s lower than 1,000 Bq/m3. There is no explanation about the nuclide. Tepco is trying to

Contaminated water crisis Sea contamination

[Analysis] There is no way of stopping ground water flowing into the plant

Now Reuters is the only foreign media to attend Tepco’s press conference. I appreciate them, am not meant to criticize at all. The biggest issue in Fukushima is the potential

Food contamination Sea contamination

Soma city recommends evacuees to consume fish and mushroom

Soma city in Fukushima recommends evacuees to eat fish and mushroom to take vitamin D. From their survey conducted from 7 ~ 10. 2012, 65.5 % of 197 evacuees were