Reply Sun 29 Sep, 2013 11:36 pm

A couple recent tweets from Voice of America:
11:55 PM - 26 Sep 13
#TEPCO: 400,000 Bq/liter radiation level in water sampled from recently dug well on seaward side between #Fukushima reactors 1 & 2.
12:49 AM - 26 Sep 13
#TEPCO: A second undersea silt fence meant as radiation barrier near #Fukushima-1 NPP. #Japan has been found to have been torn.
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Reply Wed 2 Oct, 2013 11:54 pm

The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant says it has found a new leak of radioactive water that might have flowed into the Pacific Ocean.

The leak from the 450-tonne storage tank is the second of its kind in as many months, and involved water with high concentrations of radioactive strontium and cesium.

Fukashima operator Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) says it does not know how much water leaked, adding that it could have flowed from an adjoining drainage ditch into the sea.

TEPCO has apologized for causing anxiety.

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Reply Fri 25 Oct, 2013 11:33 am

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 7.3
25 Oct 2013 17:10:16 UTC
26 Oct 2013 03:10:17 near epicenter
25 Oct 2013 11:10:16 standard time in your timezone
Location 37.194N 144.663E
Depth 10 km
325 km (201 mi) ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan
326 km (202 mi) E of Namie, Japan
331 km (205 mi) SE of Ofunato, Japan
333 km (206 mi) ESE of Yamoto, Japan
475 km (294 mi) ENE of Tokyo, Japan
Reply Fri 25 Oct, 2013 12:01 pm
TOKYO -- TOKYO (AP) — An earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck Saturday morning off Japan's east coast, near the crippled Fukushima nuclear site, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Japan's emergency agencies declared a tsunami warning for the area.

The quake hit at 3:10 a.m. Saturday Tokyo time (1310 GMT), the USGS said.

The tremor was felt in Tokyo, some 300 miles (480 kilometers) away.

Japan's Meteorological Agency raised the tsunami warning for the area of Honshu. But the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not post warnings for the rest of the Pacific.
Reply Fri 25 Oct, 2013 01:07 pm
Relative to the tsunami after the earthquake that rattled Fukushima, with continuing horrors from all that, I read an article yesterday that leaves me scared and astounded for the Pacific Ocean -


The tsunami isn't all of the problem; reef fishing ominous too - plus the usual plastic bags at shorelines. I knew the ocean has been in trouble, but didn't understand it was this bad. Amazing article.
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Reply Fri 25 Oct, 2013 02:46 pm
TOKYO, Oct 26 (Reuters) - The operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant said on Saturday there was no damage or spike in radiation levels at the station after a large earthquake struck in the ocean east of Japan, triggering a small tsunami.

There were no immediate reports of damage on land from the quake, classified as magnitude 7.1 by the Japan Meteorological Agency, which struck about 370 km (230 miles) out to sea. Earlier the agency said the quake had a magnitude of 6.8.

Japanese television said a 30 cm (1 foot) tsunami had reached Japan's east coast.

A spokesman at Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), operator of Fukushima, said some workers had been ordered to evacuate to higher ground after the quake, but that there was no damage or change in readings at radiation monitoring posts around the plant.

Ships were seen leaving a port south of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, where three reactors had meltdowns in 2011 after an earthquake and tsunami knocked out cooling and power, as a precaution after the tremor. Buildings shook as far away as Tokyo, 230 km south of the nuclear plant.

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a "yellow" warning shortly after the 1710 GMT quake that a small tsunami would reach the northeastern Japanese coast.

A yellow warning is issued when a tsunami is not expected to exceed a height of 1 metre (3 feet), far smaller than the wave that hit the Fukushima plant in 2011 and devastated large swathes of Japan's eastern seaboard.
Reply Fri 25 Oct, 2013 04:19 pm
Video of the shaking from the latest quake. Looks like it shook for a good two and a half minutes.

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Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2016 02:06 pm
5 years later and reconstruction continues


Abe acknowledged that many people were still struggling, but he said: “Reconstruction is steadily making progress, step by step, with housing being rebuilt and jobs regained.”

He added: “Many people are still leading uncomfortable lives in the affected areas. There are many who cannot return to their beloved homes because of the accident at the nuclear power plant.

“We commit ourselves to providing care for their minds and bodies, forming new local communities and supporting industrial development of the affected areas.”
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