A reporter has lived in Iitate village in Fukushima for the last two years to film a documentary about life there after the Fukushima disaster.
12 municipalities are requesting additional decontamination work from the central government
Seawater contamination at the plant has risen again to all time highs in certain areas in and outside of the port. TEPCO cited no clear reason for the increases. As the solid underground wall systems are installed contamination levels were supposed to go down.
TEPCO has assigned new managers to subdivided sections of the plant in the hopes this might eliminate some of the ongoing problems at the plant. After another batch of minor accidents, water control failures and a worker death there was more pressure on TEPCO to do something.
Tritium is being found in deep underground wells at the Fukushima Daiichi disaster site.
A new record high tritium level in the port was found between the unit 1 and unit 2 intakes recently. The high readings were found both at the surface and in deeper water at the same location. This section has already had underground wall solidification work completed. TEPCO has not explained how they think these changes are happening.
TEPCO is 1 month behind on installing welded tanks for contaminated water at the plant. They blamed a logistics shortage. METI is funding the tank installation but apparently TEPCO is yet again in charge of the actual work.
An insider at TEPCO told Mainichi that things are not going well in dealing with contaminated water issues. They complained that regulations and the need to keep radiation exposures low have added to the complex problems.
Lawyers in Onagawa have filed an injunction to prevent the Onagawa nuclear plant from restarting
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