From the beginning we’ve thought it important to keep tabs on developments in Fukushima and provide readable summaries of important news and research. Beginning in 2015, we have been compiling and publishing the Safecast Report, to inform people about what we’ve been doing, as well as about the situation in Fukushima in terms of the conditions at the Fukushima Daiichi plant itself, the environment, evacuees, food, and health.
The report has grown in size, and in contrast with previous years, for 2017 we are making it available in sections for easier download and reading. A combined version will also be available.
Part 1 of the Safecast Report 2017 — The Safecast Project Update describes our activities, initiatives, milestones, new hardware and software, and everything else we’ve been up to through August 2017.
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Part 2.1: Situation Report — Issues at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Powerplant (FDNPP) provides a detailed description of conditions at the damaged powerplant. Sections are devoted to the overall plans for decomissioning, the spent fuel pools, contaminated water issues, the search for melted fuel debris and plans for extracting it, and other issues of importance. It begins with an 8-page introduction that describes the available sources of information, official and otherwise, and their relative credibility.
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Updated sections dealing with evacuees, the environment, food, and health will be available soon.
Volume 2 of the Safecast Report is still available for download (printable quality, 105 pps,18 mb):
– EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
– Part 1: SAFECAST PROJECT
– Part 2: SITUATION REPORT
2.1- Issues at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Powerplant (FDNPP)
2.2- Evacuees and Returnees
2.3- Environment and Decontamination
The Japanese translation of the Safecast Report 2016 is also available for direct download (printable quality, 25 mb).
The 2015 edition of the Safecast Report is available here: