May 18, 2022

Japan: Fukishima Nuclear Crisis Info to Be Put on Web, About 900,000 Pages of Documents to Be Digitized

From The Yomiuri Shimbun:

The Nuclear Regulation Authority plans to digitize about 900,000 pages of documents related to the Fukushima nuclear crisis, with an eye to making them publicly available online in about two years, it has been learned.

According to NRA officials, some of the material has not been released before, and includes radioactivity monitoring results, how people were irradiated and evacuation plans worked out by local governments.


The digitization will not include material compiled by the plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. The officials said these documents do not belong to the government.


Arranging and sorting the 900,000 pages is a time-consuming process. Each document must be electronically scanned, so they will not be made public until at least two years from now, he said.

An expert panel will decide whether any personal information in the documents should be redacted, according to the official.

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See Also: Japan: National Diet Library Begins Testing of Great East Japan Earthquake Archive (January 4, 2013)

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