October 29, 2015

More information on Fukushima child thyroid cancers. Fukushima University’s Dr. Shinichi Suzuki presented his team’s screening results of nearly 450,000 individuals following the nuclear accident in 2011. His report was given at the 15th International Thyroid Congress...

October 26, 2015

Estimated F. Daiichi groundwater outflow drops to 10 tons per day. Previously, 300-400 tons per day were assumed to be seeping into the barricaded inner port (quay). The reason for the significant drop is completion of the near-shore impermeable shield wall....

284th Carnival of Nuclear Energy Bloggers

The Hiroshima Syndrome’s Fukushima Commentary is proudly hosting the latest edition of the Carnival of Nuclear Bloggers. This week, we have postings by Meredith Angwin, Dr. Jim Conca, Dr. Gail Marcus, and Leslie Corrice Here’s the Fact or Fiction (?) quiz for this...

October 22, 2015

On Tuesday, Tepco recorded images inside unit #3 Primary Containment Vessel (PCV). Using a remote-controlled device pushed through a pipe penetrating the thick PCV wall, pictures were recorded above the water welled-up in the basement area. Temperature and radiation...

October 19, 2015

Salmon fishing resumes in Naraha Town. Historically, the Kidogawa River has been a major source of marketed salmon for Fukushima Prefecture and outlying markets. The business was suspended when Tokyo ordered the town evacuated in 2011. Now that the evacuation order...

October 15, 2015

Sendai unit #2 is restarted. The first control rods began withdrawal at 10:30 am (Japan Time), and initial criticality was achieved at ~11pm (11am EDT). Kyushu Electric Co. plans to start generating and transmitting power next Wednesday and resume commercial operation...

October 12, 2015

There is no radioactive Cesium in the bodies of Fukushima children. An “extensive study” used the new, highly-sensitive “Babyscan” technology, developed following the nuke accident. Babyscan can sense as low as 50 Becquerels of contamination per child, and is 5-6...

October 8, 2015

Tepco has safely released more than 4,000 tons of purified groundwater to the sea. The discharge was on October 1st. The discharge included some water pumped out of the ground after September 3rd. All of the waters were tested by Tepco and an independent third party...
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