ABC: Gov’t says nearly one-tenth of Japan has been contaminated by radiation from Fukushima

Published: November 22nd, 2011 at 3:06 pm ET


Nearly a tenth of Japan contaminated, ABC Australia by Mark Willacy, 22 Nov 2011:

Japan’s Science Ministry says nearly 10 per cent of the country’s land has been contaminated by radiation from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. […]

The Japanese Government says some of the radioactive material fell with rain and snow, leaving the affected areas with accumulations of more than 10,000 becquerels of caesium per square metre.

Imagine the actual percentage…

Published: November 22nd, 2011 at 3:06 pm ET


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35 comments to ABC: Gov’t says nearly one-tenth of Japan has been contaminated by radiation from Fukushima

  • Not honest of Disney being a family company, to omit the ON GOING WORLD WIDE Fukushima tragedy

    I guess the words ‘most’ and ‘March’ give them a heck of an excuse to play a huge hand in the mass media nuclear blackout

  • Flapdoodle Flapdoodle

    Oh, that’s bad. If they say 10% it is likely 40% or more.

    • Steven Steven

      Even if it is ‘only 20%’ the question is ‘which 20%?’. I’m fairly sure it didn’t all come down in one tidy parcel of farmland. Bits and pieces all over the place, and who’s going to check every square inch looking for it?

      Box of kak went bang. Kak everywhere.

  • dpl dpl

    so that’s like 20% of this island

    • Grampybone Grampybone

      20% of the island is a nice estimate. Who knows how much fell on Russia and China yet. We still have no measurement of the amount of radiation that will coat Alaska and Canada’s coast. The estimate of 10% is only based on Cesium too so it could be safe to say 10% of Japan will be contaminated with Cesium. The other isotope travel has not been estimated for the US and Canada because of our buttbuddy trade status with Japan. I’m sure in the next few months when the contaminated water come to shore the measurements will show the true nature of TEPCO’s criminal negligence.

      • john lh john lh

        you are right.

        My dose meter beep once yesterday, it show up to 0.50 uVs/hr in Shenzhen China.

        And now the average reading data is 50%-100% higher than the average of some inland China cities, such as Changsha,which is 0.08-0.14 uVs/hr, Center of China.
        It now read between 0.08-0.17 uVs/hr.., instead of 0.08-0.15 max 3 months back.

        Increase, Increasing..+++++, till end of the time.

        • Au Au

          Hi john Ih,
          Make sure to also post your readings on the Post Your Readings thread. Thanks!

        • ReactorHalfEmpty


          Thanks two tons for posting these cities’ measurements – let me put it this way:
          “you couldn’t have managed to achieve a better close call here”.
          Or, in other words, this is where I’ll eventually be able to contribute measurements, too. Unless events turn fully catastrophic, which I dearly hope they won’t… (especially since my guys _are_ already out there)

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    Oooooo….I LIKE THIS!!
    “changes are on the way. things may remain bumpy for the next day or two but after that the site should be faster and much more stable. once things are working smoothly with the new company, the whole ordeal will be recounted for those interested.”

  • StPaulScout StPaulScout

    The other 30% of the island that is contaminated must be from other reactors they haven’t told anyone about yet……

  • ocifferdave

    Arclight! I found you your dream girl!

    She also talks about fukushima effecting kids thyroids (no wonder what with 10% of Japan being covered).

  • James Tekton James Tekton

    Hello all,

    Here is the real important part for EVERYONE to know and click with:

    “The Japanese Government says some of the radioactive material fell with rain and snow,…”

    Heads up now everyone! Now you have confirmation that this stuff, that is still in it’s entirety totally unknown about, if coming down in the rain and snow.

    There are the different radioactive particles they confirm and talk about being in the environment, but let us NOT FORGET that there are radioactive particles being daily spewed out into the environment that they are not talking about.

    Bottom-line here, BE AWARE that it has now been OFFICIALLY confirmed that “radioactive material” does fall in the RAIN and SNOW!

    Keep those kids indoors when there is precipitation.:

  • James Tekton James Tekton


    Heads up now everyone! Now you have confirmation that this stuff, that is still in it’s entirety totally unknown about, is coming down in the rain and snow.

  • James Tekton James Tekton

    Now dog gone it….where’s a good troll when you want to drive in a stake of truth deep to the heart?

  • john lh john lh

    Dear Everybody on this forum:

    This is no news, it is just like the condolence on a funeral:

    “We would like to take this opportunity to convey our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims.”

    from the very beginning after 3.11,all the dear post and read here on ENENEWS.COM know what will be yesterday, today and tomorrow…

    Unfortunately, we are the victims too…. in this funeral of our own.

  • Dr. McCoy

    I think we are all in agreement that things are usually 10 X worse then what is officially admitted.

    Do the math. Zero % livable. Shame.

  • Grampybone Grampybone

    I got a project for anyone who’s a chemist and has these pieces of equipment – Gas Chromatography equipment and Geiger counter will be a must. Get 1 Ionic breeze air purifier test for 1 hour then GC the dust and tell us what you see has changed in the air and the counts per minute. We need to have this data from all around the US being reported daily from as many cities and towns as we can gather data from. I hope you are interested in taking my challenge. I wish I had lab access.

    • dharmasyd dharmasyd

      I have 2 Ionic Breeze towers and 1 Hepa Filter cannister. But I do not have, and can not afford to buy, a geiger counter. I live in the flatlands of Berkeley, Ca and would welcome anyone who wishes to take readings here. You can reach me at dharmasydatyahoodotcom. Let me know.

  • ocifferdave


    Boil Japan indeed…from the ground up.

  • CindyH

    “RADIATION IN THE RAIN” is the title of Dr. Bill Deagle MD’s presentation tonight on Rense Radio Network.

    Appears he is scheduled as the second guest of three. Show starts at 10:00 PM Eastern. He tells it like it is and pulls no punches.

    Keep your head down everyone.

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    Outnow just discovered some new info about Radiation dated March 2011 which basically says protracted low dose radiation at 1 Sv (by Cox proportion­al hazard model) was significan­tly HIGHER for cancer risk.
    Very interesting. LOWER can mean HIGHER RISK. Whoa…!

  • Anthony Anthony

    Buffett sees investment opportunities in Japan
    04:45 AM Nov 22, 2011
    FUKUSHIMA – Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said yesterday he is unfazed by the recent scandal at Japanese camera maker Olympus and is still looking for investment opportunities.

    “We’re looking for companies that have some kind of sustainable competitive advantage,” he said in northern Japan’s Fukushima prefecture. “The fact that Olympus happens here or Enron happens in the United States doesn’t affect our attitudes at all,” he said, referring to an accounting scandal at Olympus that has raised questions about Japanese corporate governance standards.

    Mr Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, is visiting Japan for the first time to tour a plant of tool maker Tungaloy, after cancelling his trip in March when the country was struck by a record earthquake.

    The factory is 40km from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant that was crippled by the disaster. Tungaloy is a unit of an Israeli firm in which Berkshire holds an 80-per-cent stake.

    “There are lots of opportunities in Japan,” said Mr Buffett. He is interested in “businesses that will be around for many, many decades”.

    Mr Buffett also said yesterday that Europe’s debt crisis had shown up a “major flaw” in the 17-member euro zone system and it would take more than words to fix it. He said he had no idea how Europe’s sovereign debt crisis, which started in Greece two years ago and rages on, would end, though he noted there were good valuations among companies in Europe.

    “Not in the debt space, but in the equity space there are opportunities. I can think of a dozen euro stocks that are attractive … There are stocks I like and wonderful businesses.” AGENCIES

    • Tanuki San

      Who cares about all the people suffering there, let’s look for ways to make money! Way to go Warren Buffett.

  • girlygrrll

    Has anyone run accross a good list of products manufactured near Fukushima?

  • Sickputer

    More Tepco pablum for the masses… Trying to foster hope that your family in Japan might be living in the mythical 90 percentile. The entire island chain is contaminated, clean food and water is virtually inaccessible to the people below millionaire status (many millionaires have fled to Shanghai quietly.. They are not going to die like some hapless idiot TV announcer).

    “Radioactive substances spewed out by the quake-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have likely spread to western Japan and Hokkaido, according to a team of Japanese, U.S. and European scientists.”

  • Hot Tuna Hot Tuna

    They could save a lot of paper by just reusing the old headline, “the contamination is massive, but harmless”.