Jun 19, 2013

Unfiltered fan ran for three days after radiation leak

A ventilation fan with no filters was used for three days after a radiation leak in Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture, meaning radioactive substances may have continued to escape from the facility after its operators reported the leak to regulators.

J-PARC leak signals poor sense of crisis

| May 27, 2013

J-PARC leak signals poor sense of crisis

The release of radioactive material from a Japan Atomic Energy Agency facility in Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture, last week suggests scientists still lack a sense of crisis and urgency about radiation dangers despite the 2011 Fukushima disaster. At least 30 researchers at the Hadron Experimental ...