February 29, 2016

The latest Fukushima information on child thyroid cancers. Fukushima Minpo emphasizes that the February 15th release of current FMU results shows that one new cancer diagnosis was found since the last data release on September 30th. This brings the grand total since...

February 25, 2016

No Fukushima contamination is found in Canadian salmon and steelhead trout. Fukushima InFORM has completed highly-sensitive analyses on 156 fish caught off the west coast of Canada last summer. Cesium-137 was detected in only seven of the fish, but this was the result...

February 22, 2016

UNSCEAR finds no rise in cancer from the Fukushima accident. The prestigious United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation briefed Fukushima Prefecture residents at an Iwaki city meeting on Feb. 9th. UNSCEAR secretary Malcolm Crick and two...

February 18, 2016

The amount of rural radioactive wastes in Miyagi has dropped 68%. This is the low level material with an activity of at least 8,000 Becquerels per kilogram, formally dubbed “designated”. Of the 3,404 tons now in scattered location across the prefecture, 2,314 tons had...

February 15, 2016

Radiation exposures in and around the exclusion zone have dropped at least 65% since 2011. The Nuclear Regulation Authority has posted its latest data taken from aerial surveys run in September, 2015. The readings were taken by helicopter with its detection probe at...

February 11, 2016

Tepco reports that groundwater in-flow to units#1-#4 has been greatly reduced. In a Press Release concerning completion of the in-ground “ice wall”, the company says, “The [current] strategy to prevent water from becoming contaminated has reduced the average daily...

February 8, 2016

The “J-Village” used by Tepco as a base of Fukushima operations will return to being a soccer facility. It was used by the Japan Football Association as the training center for the men’s and women’s national soccer teams prior to the nuke accident. The association...

February 4, 2016

Tokyo says most rural radioactive debris could be declassified. Because of five years of radioactive decay, about 70% of the currently-stored bags of rural debris now qualify for ordinary landfills because it is no longer above the 8,000 Becquerels per kilogram...

February 1, 2016

Friday’s restart of Takahama unit #3 resulted in numerous fear-mongering, FUD-filled articles in the Japanese Press. We have updated our Saturday posting about the restart, including reports in today’s Press. The fraction of the core made of recycled (used/spent) fuel...