Asahi: Western Tokyo may have been contaminated when radiation plume fell to ground after Reactor No. 2′s core was exposed, says Japan prof.

Published: October 27th, 2011 at 8:00 am ET
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Excerpts from The Asahi Shimbun’s Oct. 24 AJW article Expert: Radioactive materials reached Kanto via 2 routes

  • “Hiromi Yamazawa, a professor of environmental radiology at Nagoya University, said the first radioactive plume moved through Ibaraki Prefecture and turned northward to Gunma Prefecture between late March 14 and the afternoon of March 15. Large amounts of radioactive materials were released during that period partly because the core of the No. 2 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 plant was exposed. “The soil was likely contaminated after the plume fell to the ground with rain or snow,” Yamazawa said, adding that western Saitama Prefecture and western Tokyo may have been also contaminated.”
  • “Earlier this month, the prefectural government asked 35 municipalities to decide whether radioactive materials will be removed. High radiation levels were detected in Minakami, Gunma Prefecture, known as a hot spring resort. Mayor Yoshimasa Kishi said the town could be mistaken as a risky place if it decides to have radioactive materials removed.”
  • “In Kashiwa and five other cities in northern Chiba Prefecture, radioactive materials need to be removed over an estimated 180 square kilometers of mainly residential areas.”

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13 comments to Asahi: Western Tokyo may have been contaminated when radiation plume fell to ground after Reactor No. 2′s core was exposed, says Japan prof.

  • Bekrl Bekrl

    What a fucking joke! MAY have been exposed??? I love how these type of articles don’t seem to understand that the severely damaged reactor facilities are completely open to the air, are pumping out radiation everyday… also the ongoing burning of radiation is constantly pumping out and spreading radiation everyday! Its so useless to point out these historic facts of how radiation spread when the facilities exploded… when there is radiation spilling out everyday!

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  • Sickputer

    Yes those will be “hot” springs indeed. Perhaps they can get Cohen of Don Luckey to serve as their greeter on the theraputic benefits of radioactive springs.

    I also like thd “Bend it Like Beckham” climatologist who works so hard to justify his belief Tokyo was magically spared the worst by divine winds. It is dubious science studying plumes…boots on the ground should tell the tale.

    Trying to decontaminate a nation from invisible particles in the environment is a fruitless idea. The efforts do more harm than good and waste vital resouces that will bd needed later for the nation’s survival. Perhaps they need some advice from Belarus because both countries now shsre do much common history. Enormous losses in WWII for both countries and now a shared experience with radioactive fallout. Your answers to your questions may be found ther and you probably won’t likd what you hear.


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  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    Don’t know if I’ve said it today (I surely thought it):
    I love you, enenews.


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  • Steven Steven

    “Mayor Yoshimasa Kishi said the town could be mistaken as a risky place if it decides to have radioactive materials removed.”

    That statement doesn’t even deserve a response, but I’ll make one anyway. Mayor Yoshimasa Kishi, if by chance you read this, give yourself a slap from me, a good hard one. Anyone here will confirm that I’m always polite, but in this case I’ll make an exception – you are a fool and you need to resign your post immediately.


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  • truthseek truthseek

    I cannot believe what I am reading, it is beyond amazing. The Japanese government is upstaging every other foreign government (especially the US) in its ineptness in approach and damage control to large scale business running amuck and completely out of control. Everything has become an illusion to foster a sense of acceptance.


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    • I am not sure the Japanese government is more inept than the US or Canadian governments.

      We most definitely have accumulating contamination in these latter countries and our governments have done absolutely NOTHING.

      Remember when a survey of radioactivity was done along the state of Washington coast back several months. We never heard a word because “national security” was at stake.

      Remember when some official accidently let loose that a thyroid dose had been calculated for children in Alaska from the radioactive Iodine?

      No word was forthcoming. Nothing about precautions. Nothing about testing.

      Truly, I think that the US and Canadian governments are actually less proactive.

      The reason is that the Japanese citizens are getting activated and are doing their own testing and then demanding their government step in.

      Granted their government has lied and foresaken the populace, but I think the US and Canadian governments are lying more (that there is no risk at all)…


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