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Contaminated water crisis

Sandbag to stop leaking contaminated water outflowed due to typhoon rain

Typhoon (MAN-YI) is approaching Japan. It is estimated to hit Fukushima around 18:00 of 9/16/2013 (JST), but it’s already raining heavily in Fukushima plant area. According to Tepco, the sandbags

Contaminated water crisis

Fukushima worker “「Rainwater」doesn’t disappear from tank areas”

Having 300m3 of contaminated water leaked, Tepco dammed the leaked tank area so the contaminated water doesn’t spread. However the Fukushima worker Happy11311 commented on Twitter that “rainwater” does disappear

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[Column] The only thing we could do is to pray not to have a severe rain fall hit Fukushima

Tepco’s spokesman stated “In case of a severe rain fall, if the groundwater increases more than the capacity of pump, we cannot do anything.” in the press conference of 8/12/2013.


[Bright band ?] Cloud circle above Fukushima nuclear plant again

On 4/3/2012, Fukushima Diary reported “Cloud circle [URL]” From 10:00 to 14:00 of 6/15/2013, the cloud circle appeared above Fukushima nuclear plant on Tepco’s rainfall・thunder observation data again. According to


Brown rain fell in Takasaki city Gunma

A resident in Takasaki city Gunma reported brown rain fell on 12/22/2012. The person comments she has never seen it before. Source     Iori Mochizuki _____ Français : Une


[Column] 2 most radioactive spots in city area, out of any radiation map

I was a civil engineer in Japan. I knew how city is designed. This is another reason why I gave up living in Japan. Some people like to consult the


Black rain fell in Chiba, “5400 Bq/L of beta nuclide in March of 2011”

On 9/28/2012, ministry of education, culture, sports, science and technology released the report of Japan Chemical Analysis Center about their monitoring data of beta nuclide. In 2011, they took environmental samples,

Spent Fuel Pools

Rainwater flows into SFP of reactor3

Tepco dropped the 7m of steel truss into SFP3 and released the video. (cf. Videos of SFP in reactor3) They also released the data of water level of Skimmer Surge Tank


Radiation level in sub-drain of reactor2 increased 10 times after typhoon04

Following up this article..[Now] Typhoon 04 is hitting Fukushima After the typhoon, cesium level in sub-drain of reactor2 was increased 10 times higher than usual. Tepco comments rain washed radiation


Rain brings radiation back

From 3:00 to 9:00 and 11:00 on 5/3/2012 (JST), radiation level picked up in eastern part of Kanagawa prefecture. Rain clouds passed above Kanagawa prefecture. Rain is assumed to raise