Asahi: High radiation levels found at possible Olympic sites — Japan Professor: Radioactive materials have spread throughout greater Tokyo; Region remains in “emergency situation”?

Published: October 8th, 2013 at 4:22 am ET


Title: High radiation levels found at possible Olympic sites; Tokyo dismisses data
Source: Asahi Shimbun (Weekly Aera)
Author: Shoji Nomura
Date: October 8, 2013

A citizens group said it measured high radiation levels at candidate venues for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but the metropolitan government disputes the data and the International Olympic Committee has shown little interest. […]

The group said some of the potential venues for the Summer Games had radiation levels exceeding the Tokyo metropolitan government’s standards for decontamination […]

Kunikazu Noguchi, an associate professor of radiation protection at Nihon University

  • “There is no doubt that some Olympic venues with higher than normal airborne radiation levels have been contaminated”
  • He believes that radioactive materials have spread throughout the greater Tokyo metropolitan area
  • “In both the Tohoku and Kanto regions, we are now at a stage of moving from an emergency situation to a more normal one”
  • “In order to move back to a normal situation as quickly as possible, the basic principle for radiation protection is to quickly decontaminate any area where readings exceeding 0.23 microsievert per hour are found”
  • “Saying there is no problem without even measuring for radiation is the same response as the Democratic Party of Japan government immediately after the Fukushima nuclear accident”
  • “As host nation for the Olympics, it is imperative that radiation levels at the venues be released to the world”

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Published: October 8th, 2013 at 4:22 am ET


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32 comments to Asahi: High radiation levels found at possible Olympic sites — Japan Professor: Radioactive materials have spread throughout greater Tokyo; Region remains in “emergency situation”?

  • nedlifromvermont

    NEWS FLASH!! Science experiment underway in Tokyo: "To See If An Olympic Athlete Dies Like A Starfish" … seriously folks, check out the meeting in NYC and Boston, today and tomorrow, with Arnie G. and Gregory J. and others I just posted in the "Upcoming Meetings" forum … organized by some SONGS folks … late posting but could be very lively … Any who can come on short notice are welcome … and media contact for live streaming is:

    peace folks!!

    • dharmasyd dharmasyd

      nedlifromv..–Do you have a better link for the live feed. I can't find it on the OlivePR site. The most recent bit there is a Labor Day beach clean up event. TY!

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Nuclear has to go.

    The radiation is not wanted.

    Leaders get your act together.

    Abandon nuclear as Germany is doing.

    They're smart. We're dumb.

  • zardoz2012 zardoz2012

    If I were a young child training for the 2020 Summer Olympics I would quit now and find a different hobby other than being a professional athlete.

    At the 2020 Summer Olympics everyone loses.

    • Phil Shiffley Phil Shiffley

      If I was the parent of an Olympic hopeful I probably would already be talking to my child about the issue.

    • dharmasyd dharmasyd

      I think we should all mail this information to the new US Ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy. I'm going to do that. I also know several folks involved in Olympic sports. Will send to them also.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Love science experiments! We might as well all go! Thanks for the info!

  • pkjn

    Cesium Found In Children’s Urine Shows Ongoing Widespread Problem In Japan
    October 7th, 2013 SimplyInfo
    The acceptable amount of radioactive cesium in human urine is zero. The substances (cesium 134 and 137) does not exist in nature and cause damage to the human body.
    Also in 2013 a group in metropolitan Tokyo continued to find cesium in children’s urine. While they tested fewer children the amounts and instance percentage appears to be about the same as they found in 2011 and 2012. The Tokyo metro findings for 2013 were between .04 bq/kg to .43 bq/kg

  • or-well

    For the little kids who'll have no chance to be Olympians.
    I don't do this to entertain you.

    The TepJGovCo Baby gets the Olympic Spirit

    "Hi Everybody!
    Look – they gave me an Olympic Torch –
    LED and battery so I don't get scorched!
    And I got a TV so I can watch –
    as I'm not allowed out past our porch
    because dirt is now something kids shouldn't touch –
    but we'll all feel good seeing others play sports
    and we can dress up in T-shirts and shorts
    and run and jump around in the house –
    except I can't –
    as my nose bleeds if I do too much –
    but they say it's OK
    as hormesis makes babies strong
    so I'll be an Olympian before too long!
    Remember – in Fukushima there's nothing wrong!
    Let's sing the Tokyo Olympic Song!"

    "CUT! How in Hell do cartoon babies get sick?
    It's Sad Spirit Crime to mess with these scripts!
    Someone get our Yakuza Liason on this!
    We'll reshoot – without the Hormesis bullshit –
    and no hint there's anything wrong with kid!"

    or-well says "That's what happens
    when you use contractors
    and even cartoon lies
    can't hide bad character
    in upside-down nuke-world
    full of psychopath actors."

  • Sickputer

    Good posts Ned and Orwell…

    The starfish extinction (melting like "goo" off the North American western coastline according to recent reports) brings another vision to mind courtesy of the recent Wizard of Oz discussion ( you really need to see that classic anne):

    Wicked Witch (I'm melting!)

    And if Abe only had a brain….

  • mairs mairs

    The corruption is never-ending, isn't it. The Olympic Committee shows little interest. Of course. You bastards.

  • MichaelV MichaelV


    The following email came this morning:

    HELLO EVERYONE:     TODAY and TOMORROW there are powerful events in New York and Boston with great experts focussing on Fukushima.  Please attend if you can and let others know:     DR. HELEN CALDICOTT has appeared on my Solartopia Green Power & Wellness Show at the Progressive Radio Network.  She was absolutely riveting.  For a truly educational hour:     WE HAVE PASSED THE 70,000 MARK on our petition.  Please do keep spreading it around.  It is having an amazing impact and will change the world!     MORE THAN 6,300 HAVE VIEWED OUR FUKUSHIMA YOUTUBE:     Tomorrow I will have an article on Prime Minister Abe's request for global help at Fukushima.  
    Until then….we WILL heal our home….HarveyW  

    • MichaelV MichaelV

      There are many media outlets today: social media, MSM, alternative media. Only here on ENENews has the demand for international intervention been clearly articulated.

      Good work is being done here and I would encourage you to remain firm in seeing this problem solved. The bickering and infighting is idiosyncratic among mammals and more so with certain primate groups; I only ask it be kept to a minimum.

      Otherwise, floggings will be instituted and won't end until morale improves

  • bwoodfield bwoodfield

    "In order to move back to a normal situation as quickly as possible, we simply increase the amount of acceptable radiation contamination"

  • ftlt

    Well MLB and the NFL have not backed off up until now..

    Wonder if there are MLB games there next year to kickoff the new season – like over the last few years…

    Also wonder if the if the MLB All-Stars go there again in the fall ever again..

    The cat is out of the bag now…

    • ftlt

      MLB will not play in Japan in 2014… It will kickoff in Australia… This does not mean they will not return to Japan as it was previously scheduled ..

      But I have my doubts that they will be returning soon given the recent publicity about FUFU and the rest of Japan

  • natano natano

    if anyone is curious about where we went wrong here it is:

    doesn't say much about nukes but it does explain how industry controlled media can brand itself as liberal, and why people think they are making their own decisions when in fact they are responding to propaganda. Collective denial is a safe place. ENEers can make some easy money by betting that there won't be many olympic athletes showing up, to what should be considered an evacuation zone, for some heavy breathing without masks and the proper safety gear. And we still have a few years of fallout to accumulate. We have become destroyers of sanity and good worlds. Holding the olympics in Tokyo is a bad joke.

  • ftlt

    I believe that the Olympic Committee will review the venue given the recent revelations…

  • Sickputer

    Do we have any reader in central Japan who can verify whether Tokyo authorities are still burning nuclear debris from Fukushima Prefecture? I know they have been dumping the contaminated ash into Tokyo Bay. I heard they were going to burn through 2014.

  • Sickputer

    "The equestrian events for the Games are to be held on an artificial island known as Dream Island.."

    SP: Interesting history of that contaminated venue at the Kiwi link.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      "The equestrian events for the Games are to be held on an artificial island built from waste landfill in the Tokyo district of Kōtō."

      They left out the adjective "nuclear". I think it is more accurate to say: nuclear waste landfill.

  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    Send the US Olympic committee an email with your concerns. How they absolutely cannot put our athletes in harms way like this. I did. 🙂

  • Cancel 2020 Olympics In Tokyo Japan – Dr. Mita Calls For Evacuation Of Tokyo; via @AGreenRoad

  • Alan Reid Alan Reid

    Once the Olympics in Japan date draws a bit closer the realization that the majority is willing to just watch from afar and avoid going to Japan at all the whole Japan 2020 issue is going to become a lets have the 2020 game somewhere else more profitable. I have zero doubts about this. I am willing to bet that if the date is 2019 when this is done israel is going to yell out we'll host. I think that is why the IOC chose Japan they knew that it was not even close to a viable choice for a games to he held there.

    • Kevin Blanch is also predicting the games will not be held there, so you are in good company.

      But 10 million tourists went to Japan last year, and most of them went to Tokyo…

      The news is not getting out.

  • Alan Reid Alan Reid

    Oh I'm not predicting i am GUARANTEEING no games for japan. Economics prove it is not a viable venue. Would you go? Just the dangers of a flight to Japan would be enough for me to pass over that show.

  • Alan Reid Alan Reid

    I wonder if i can get insurance coverage including coverage in case of contamination from Fukushima with a plane ticket to Japan to watch the games?

  • They can't even keep up with the radioactive sludge problem. Remember the screen shot from the Tomokia intersection cam? All the trucks had big tanks on them. The guys pumping the crud out of the drainage system all had hazmat suits on. A couple also had oxygen respirators.

    There will be no Olympics there.

  • And the clock ticks down…Still no action on the CSFSU but the games are seeing a darker horizon.