The diary of Fukushima’s Return (on going process)
In 2011, the nuclear disaster that shocked the whole world after 1986 Chernobyl disaster was The Fukushima Daichii Nuclear disaster. On March 11, 2011, Tsunami caused by Tohoku earthquake hits the Fukushima Daichii nuclear power plant, resulting in the catastrophic failure of the nuclear operation system. On March 12, 2011, the nuclear radioactive substance began to leaks from the three out of six nuclear reactors. The amount of radioactive measured by INES was at Level 7, which is about 30% of Chernobyl disaster.
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The incident forced 300,000 people to leave their home immediately and 8 towns around the Fukushima power plant have become ghost towns.
Three years later, the power plant still facing the problem of the radioactive leaks, leaving the area unlivable for at least 50 years.
Therefore, the project aims to develop the Fukushima ghost town into the center of advance bamboo composite material factory and research center for radioactive substance and bamboo material. Consisting of 4 facilities; the research center, robots housing, bamboo factory and material-making factory, located at the entrance of the Fukushima power plant. The material will help recover the leaks of the nuclear power plant.
The bamboo fiber composite material will be the material used for construction of the nuclear power plant around the world, with its strength and ability to withstand the earthquake.
Since it cannot be live by human, the majority of the inhabitants are robots that dividing in to Industrial robots and Humanoid. Industrial robots will include the transport robots, forestation and harvesting robots, and factory robots. Humanoid will be the middle communicator between human and robots, they will also be the one who is controlling the robots in site and take care of the production.
Divided into 4 phases by starting at the outer area of restriction zone and will narrow down as the project keeps going. The first phase is about settling down, bamboo planting and decontaminating the area. The construction of 4 facilities will be done in this phase.
People who enter the restricted zone will have to go through the Gateway to change into the radioactive protection suite. Surrounded by the bamboo grove, they will lead to the research center, robots housing and etc. People can visit the research center for educational trip or joining the research team. The robots housing connected to the research center will consist of preparation area, meeting room, press conference room and the tearoom. The tearoom is where people meet the humanoid with the view of the bamboo grove and the factories, they can see the robots working in far away.
The Operation Starts in the middle of year 2014, June 15, because it was the rainy seasons, the best seasons to plant bamboo. We sent the Plantation robots in the 20 km. restriction area consisting of xx of Excavator robots, xx of Planting robots and xx of maintenance robots. The duty of these robots was to grow the Bamboos in the designated area. The excavator started to dig up the soil in grid-like pattern as it was programmed and left the soil next to the pits. Followed by the planting robot, its duty was too plant the baby bamboo and cover up the soil around the bamboo. After that the maintenance robots took care of the pruning, watering and fertilizing for about 5 years. The total of planting bamboo in first phase was xxx square meter.
On June 14, 2017, the robots shifted the plantation process into 15 km. restriction area, same operation was done as the 20 km. restriction area plantation.
The harvest season started on July 30, 2019, the end of rainy season and the start of dry season. This time we sent xx of cutting robots, xx of pick up robots and xx of transportation robots. The cutting robots scanned each bamboo in order to determined the proper size and the right property of contained fiber that needed for construction and bamboo fiber material. The pick up robots then collected the fresh cut bamboo stem and put all together in one big pile for the transportation robots to pick up all the bamboo stem and transport to the where the facilities located. The harvesting was done by August 26, 2019.
At the same time, we also sent the construction robots to the site, which located around the power plant entrance. They have started the construction of 4 facilities after they got the bamboo stems from the transportation robots. All of the facilities were completed on October 29, 2019.
The decontamination process then took place after the completion of first phase harvesting, which is August 27, 2019. Consisting of xx of excavator robots, xx of – robots and xx of transportation robots.
On November 1, 2019 was the first date of facilities operation. The research center consisting of lobby, 2 laboratories, 1 library, 1 meeting room, 1 storage and toilets, involved 8 practitioners that are 6 researcher and 2 technicians. Other than that was operates by humanoids and robots. In the research center we have the total of 5 humanoid; 1 receptionist, 1 maid and 2 laboratory’s assistants. Next to the research center is teahouse, perhaps the most critical facility out of all. The corridor connected the research center to another meeting room, this meeting room were made especially for visitor. On the left side is Press conference room which was first used the same date as its opening. Next from meeting room is the teahouse room, it is the place where visitor communicates with the humanoids.
After the tea ceremony was done, the room that was surrounded by close partition can be sliding open, and then you can see factory and the robots that were working……
We started to complete the production of the first lot of bamboo fiber on November 9, 2019 and first lot of material on November 15, 2019.On December 25, 2019, we manage to successfully recover the leaks of 4 reactors in Fukushima daichii nuclear power plant.
To be continued......