Category: Contamination

CNIC Statement: With no decontamination, evacuation orders in radioactive areas of Fukushima should not be lifted

CNIC Statement 22 June, 2020 The Asahi newspaper reported on June 3 that the Ministry of Economics, Trade and Industry, the Environment Ministry and the Reconstruction Agency are investigating ways that evacuation orders, which...

Who’s Who: Ito Nobuyoshi — a “measuring fanatic,” residing in Iitate, Fukushima, a village severely affected by the 2011 nuclear disaster

By Suzuki Yuzuru (Professor Emeritus at the University of Tokyo; Director of the Takagi Fund for Citizen Science) “Did I do something wrong?” Ito Nobuyoshi often says. It is an expression of anger as...

Contaminated Water Woes at Fukushima Daiichi Is Seepage Control Possible Using a “Frozen Earth Barrier”? Nuke Info Tokyo No. 162

The struggle with contaminated water  (Photo by TEPCO) The Battle to Contain Contaminated Water The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (FDNPS) has serious water contamination problems. Water injected to cool the nuclear fuel has...

Report of the Iitate Villagers’ Early-stage External Radiation Exposure Assessment Project Nuke Info Tokyo No. 160

Tetsuji Imanaka Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University As we reported in the March/April 2013 issue of Nuke Info Tokyo (No. 153), we started on a project entitled “Assessment of the Initial Radiation Exposure to...