July 28, 2016

Unit #2’s re-solidified fuel (corium) is confirmed to be inside the reactor vessel (RPV). Tepco has posted a detailed Press handout concerning the muon scanning results for unit #2 (link below). On page four of the handout, we can see that the corium remains in the...

July 25, 2016

Regional banks have been reopening in evacuation zone communities. Residents have been slow to repopulate after the lifting of Tokyo’s 2011 withdrawal order. The banks feel that reopening branches would be an incentive for the reluctant residents to return. The Namie...

July 21, 2016

The Yomiuri Shimbun wants a full government investigation on banning the word “meltdown” in 2011. A recent Tepco-funded investigation found that the company avoided using the word early into the March, 2011 crisis. The Yomiuri states, “TEPCO has said that avoidance of...

July 18, 2016

70% of recently-returning evacuees have less than 1 millisievert/yr exposure. A September survey of 65 returning citizens in Kawamata, Tomioka, and Katsurao, revealed the low average. The maximum exposures were 2.62 mSv/yr in Kawamata, 1.78 mSv/yr in Tomioka, and 1.84...

July 14, 2016

Minamisoma City is now fully re-opened to residents. Tokyo has formally lifted the government-imposed evacuation order of 2011, allowing as many as 10,800 more citizens to have unrestricted access to their homes. About half of the city was evacuated following the nuke...

July 11, 2016

Contaminated soils are transferred from schools to Okuma. Twenty-eight of the bags were removed from Akai Junior High in Iwaki on July 2nd; the first day of the transports. They were shipped by truck to a Fureai parking lot in Okuma’s Ottozawa District. The lot is...

July 7, 2016

 The remaining Fukushima evacuee number drops below 90,000. On July 4th, Fukushima Prefecture announced that the combined total of remaining mandated and voluntary evacuees stands at 89,323. Nearly 48,000 remain in the prefecture, and just over 41,000 reside...

 July 4, 2016

Independent international researchers say Pacific Ocean radiation is nearly normal. The Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR), bringing together oceanographic experts from around the world, reports that Pacific radioactivity is rapidly returning to...
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