Experts detect 5 times higher radiation levels in Tokyo than announced by government

Published: May 20th, 2011 at 9:24 am ET


Katsushika Toukyou radiation dose experts remeasured five times the government announced, Yahoo Japan (Zasshi News), May 20, 2011:

Google Translation

[…] In addition, the numbers will be announced in Tokyo in Shinjuku has become 0.0632 (same). Rest assured that I thought, and 0.114 or less, the figures being published really sucks, “error” was. Mr. Wakabayashi said Itirou Hazime Atomic Energy Research Institute, Kinki University lecturer.

“The ministry has published the collection of a number of measures coming from all over the place. I decided not to measure the location, are Toritsuke public facilities and research facilities on the roof of the instrument I also ” […]

“The accident occurred more than two months. Radionuclides released into the atmosphere to fall to the surface so that most measurements near the surface, indicating a higher number than that measured on the roof of the building There are “(Dr. Wakabayashi)

Mr. Wakabayashi is a volunteer recruited by education officials and nuclear radiation, radiation dose monitoring conducted throughout the country. 100cm from the ground measurement locations were measured for uniform, came out higher than the measured data in most areas of ministry.

Measuring the ministry in Tokyo on May 10 (Shinjuku) the value of 0.0662 for the values ​​measured by his colleagues and Wakabayashi .124 twice. Katsushika Ward in Tokyo, but came out the same even 0.359 times higher than the corresponding values ​​of 5. […]

h/t Anonymous Tip

Published: May 20th, 2011 at 9:24 am ET


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61 comments to Experts detect 5 times higher radiation levels in Tokyo than announced by government

  • My head hurts,…..I simply can not go down ONE MORE RABBIT HOLE!

    • Cassie

      I had such a headache last night.
      Not sure if it was all the fighting on the site
      or the radiation. 🙁

      • Moco

        Don’t argue with the trolls. Shun them out, or cuss them out and move on. Every forum has them and after awhile the good members start to enjoy trashing them and treating them like the sick little bugs they are.

        • Cassie

          I try to follow the rule of not feeding trolls. 🙂
          Maybe this site needs a few mods.
          Also a better way to track posts.
          My wish list.

    • sweet pea

      This should be posted on this site as News}
      TEPCO chief’s resignation unlikely to bring necessary reform – activist — RT aee video

  • Cassie

    BTW you were right.
    Sun and blue skies here today.
    With haze.

    • Anthony

      Here on west coast yesterday was a glorious day. Super blue ultra clear skies – minimal clouds and noticeable lack of the new dark streaks of late…. first day no sore throat or dry mouth for me too! Oddly yesterday I shifted from irritated throat to ragweed allergies as if over night. The sour taste in my saliva and mouth has gone. I will pay attention to next cloud system that comes in. Because of the clean sweet air yesterday my friends said they understood better my observations of the clouds since 311. The few cumulus clouds yesterday were normal and super-white and clean – very different than the dark streaked hanging clouds. Enjoy the nice day … for me I forgot about this mess for a few hours. Our lives HAVE been changed already you know…. at least today is looking sunny again. I have to keep all my life open and breathing is what the sunny day taught me yesterday. If the weather is nice (southern hemisphere?) you could potentially not even believe there is nasty air up here. You will probably really notice when you get a NICE day instead!

      • Cassie

        Same here in Ohio, sun and blue sky.
        Everyone rejoicing and so happy.
        But there is a haze.
        After so many weeks of dark cold winter like skies in May.
        Sore throats still here.
        Everyone has noticed the very odd weather here at this point.
        No one except yours truly suspects radiation plumes.


  • xdrfox

    In April They found higher levels in school yards in Tokyo that contamination was higher then the some workers were being exposed to at some areas at the plant 90 Km. away !

  • Curious

    Any comments about the corium spreading in the basement, outlined in the section titled “Meltdown” on this page?

    Are there basements under the reactors at Daiichi? Wouldn’t they be full of water –> explosion?
    Wouldn’t the corium + oxygen in the basement = explosion?
    If there is nothing but concrete under the reactors, could the corium become absorbed slowly as it spreads downward/outward?

  • Darth

    As you watch the following video when Paul Gunter of “Beyond Nuclear” share his point of view – know that the USA recommended a 50 mile radius evacuation zone (80 km) not long after this disaster began. I guess now the real recommended size of the evacuation zone should be more like 300 km or 180 miles in radius.

    Fukushima TEPCO Lies; Meltdown Mayhem on 17 May 2011

  • Pu239

    Noone wants to admit that Tokyo should have been evacuated weeks ago.

    Fair statement? Fearmongering?

  • Cassie

    I have been arguing about this point.
    Tokyo has 13 million people, one of the largest cities in the world.
    Where do you put them?
    And how?

    BTW the rich already left.
    Right after the earthquake.

  • Pu239

    Well, we do have the technology:

    “Others are engaging even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves. So there are plenty of ingenious minds out there that are at work finding ways in which they can wreak terror upon other nations. It’s real, and that’s the reason why we have to intensify our efforts, and that’s why this is so important. ” – Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen – April 28th, 1997


    • Kay

      @Pu 239 THANK YOU! This is the kind of post I want to see more of here, a direct quote, followed by a link to a person speaking who is not afraid to show their credentials.

    • Anna

      ” Others are engaging even in an eco- type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves.”

      For all we know, there could be HAARP wars going on right now in the USA. Why would the US Govt keep these stationary bad weather patterns on certain parts of the USA? To make sure it brings down radioactive rain on it’s own citizens? Some will say it is tied into getting the population down but what if it was the result of two HAARP systems gently opposing each other?

      • terraohio

        I agree with you… techtonic weapons and weather warfare including weather modification. The problem is we don’t know who the bad guys are or maybe we do know…

    • Annonymous but active commentor

      I sent this quote to my friend that has a few patents in this field. Also the commanding general over the Alaska Army Guard told me and others in his presense that HAARP in Alaska is a weapon. This quote solidifies all that quite a bit. I think a similar effect like Normalcy Bias never made me really believe it 100%. I absolutely do now.

  • Dr.Stranglelove

    What part of: “rabid lying weasels” didn’t you understand?

  • terraohio

    This may be a dumb question, but can trees or leaves protect you in some way from radiation? Can the leaves absorb some of the radiation from the atmosphere?

    • mothra

      No, but fresh oxygen is nice. Especially since phytoplankton in the Pacific and Gulf are affected. Phytoplankton produces 1/2 the world’s fresh oxygen. Radiation harms trees too – ash varieties are highly susceptible.

  • Darth

    Talking about radiation – here is an unprecedented clean-up operation of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan which was 100 miles off the Japan coast on 13 March when it hit the shit-storm…

  • lode

    what goes up, must come down. Rainy season is coming to Japan. I predict higher levels of contamination then.

  • Darth

    19 May 2011 Inspector Measured Radiation levels in light rain in Saint Louis, MO. -it’s 37 times background levels…

    Here the EPA tax dollars are not at work for the citizens but are at work for the criminal elite banksters, politicians and media.

    In Japan I guess you could characterize this “slow death march” as a kind of ritual hara-kiri. But what should we call it in the USA? Ritualized dumb and dumber?

    It reminds me of the Native Americans reaction to the white man “a people without a vision perish”.

    • TX

      They lied to us about the need to kill hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan, and now Libya. That’s like the triple crown of warmongering lies! (& throw in the phony WMDs!)
      I guess they figure that we’re so desensitized to it by now…

  • reader

    tokyo is going down…

  • Anthony

    ‘Fukushima Daichii Fuel Assemblies
    On 3/18/2000, the New York Times printed the following summary of the number of fuel assemblies in the reactor vessels and spent fuel pools of the six reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi facility.

    Reactor 1: 400 in reactor vessel and 292 in spent fuel pool

    Reactor 2: 548 in reactor vessel and 587 in spent fuel pool

    Reactor 3 with MOX fuel: 548 in reactor vessel and 514 in spent fuel pool

    Reactor 4: 0 in reactor vessel and 1,479 in spent fuel pool

    Reactor 5: 548 in reactor vessel and 826 in spent fuel pool

    Reactor 6: 764 in reactor vessel and 1,136 in spent fuel pool

    Common storage spent fuel pool: 6,291

    The New York Times has indicated that the rods in the common storage pool “have cooled enough to pose little threat of igniting.” The Times indicates the temperatures of the assemblies in the spent fuel pools in reactors 5 and 6, which were both shut down before the quake, have risen from 77 degrees F, the normal temperature, to 145 and 140 F. More recently, the Fukushima Daiichi reactor operators have indicated electricity and thus fuel pool cooling have been restored to these reactors, both of which were not operating at the time of the earthquake and tsunami. The main danger of a meltdown is in the reactor vessels of units 1 – 3 and the spent fuel pools of units 1 – 4, having a combined inventory of 4,368 assemblies. Each assembly contains approximately 10,000 curies of Cs-137, providing an approximate inventory of 43,680,000 curies in the assemblies most at risk. A worst case scenario release, as at Chernobyl, would probably involve no more than the release of 30% of this inventory, or 13,104,000 Ci. This compares with a source term release at Chernobyl of 2,700,000 million curies (Aarkrog 1994). The current situation at the Fukushima Daiichi facility is unknown; hopefully a worst case scenario accident involving meltdown of all four reactors will not occur.’

  • Anthony

    Title: NSF/Tokyo Report: Japanese Government Organization for Science and
    Date: November 12, 1997

    The National Science Foundation’s offices in Tokyo and in Paris periodically
    report on developments abroad that are related to the Foundation’s mission.
    These documents present facts for the use of NSF program managers and policy
    makers; they are not statements of NSF policy.

    Report Memorandum #97-11 October 17,1997




    U.N. launches study of Japan nuclear crisis

    “U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the United Nations would undertake “a U.N. system-wide study on the implications of the Fukushima accident” and present the findings at a high-level meeting on the implications of the crisis to be held during the annual U.N. General Assembly meeting in September…”

    i’m anxious to see what their findings are.

    • anne

      They can start off by denying TEMPCO the chairman position to any of its committees, especially the one on human rights issues.

  • Anthony

    “I don’t think the end of Fukushima accident is in sight”
    permalink email story to a friend print version

    Published: 25 April, 2011, 17:47

    ” “What is very clear from what happened in Fukushima is the Japanese, neither the utility nor the government, really had a well worked-out and thought-through emergency plan to deal with a catastrophic event like this,” he said. ”

  • Anthony

    Japan’s nuclear leak into ocean at catastrophic levels
    permalink email story to a friend print version

    Published: 21 April, 2011, 19:39
    ‘The Tokyo Electric Power Company says radioactive substances that leaked into the sea at the damaged Fukushima plant over six days in April exceed the annual allowable limit by 20,000 times.

  • xdrfox

    May 21. 2011 1:00AM .President of nuclear plant in Japan quits
    Responsibility for damage by tsunami his, utility head says
    Yuri Kageyama/ Associated Press
    Tokyo— The president of the Japanese utility that runs a tsunami-devastated nuclear plant resigned in disgrace Friday after reporting the biggest financial losses in company history, saying he was stepping down to take responsibility for the ongoing crisis.

    Tokyo Electric Power Co. President Masataka Shimizu, criticized for his

  • Steve

    Radioactive particles in the air from Fukushima hitting Japan and the U.S. are easily dispersed. Most will fall as in rain. A few will be inhaled into lungs and cause cancers. An example as a average human hair is 45 microns wide and one speck of radiation dust is about 5 microns wide. So a tiny speck of radioactive dust is all it takes to lodge in a lung to cause cancer. Latency can be as short as 2 years or 10 years. Particles from Fukushima have covered the U.S. mainland for several months and continue to do so. Radiation readings are proof that particles are pervasive. Every CPM tick from a Geiger counter is a piece of dust particle giving off a little atomic bullet. That piece of dust may give off particles for thousands of years. It matters little weather you are outdoors or indoors, as the dust is everywhere. The worst zone is 150 miles radius from the Fukushima plant in Japan where every person will have millions of particles lodged in their lungs. Decidedly half of the population of Japan will be seriously health affected as very well the future children.

    Protests, discord and collective organizing against Corporations and Governments to restrain citizen litigation are reasons for these institutions to restrict information and produce a culture of propaganda that all is well and not of concern. The Nuclear industry is a huge money making Corporate and Government supported entity. The Mainstream Media supports the propaganda as the main source for the common citizen. The exception is the Internet, which is of concern to these institutions as they are trying to dilute the information to mislead and confuse the truth. You will never prove that the effects of Fukushima compromise your immune system. After several years if you get cancer you have no recourse against these institutions, and expected to die peacefully.

    • Poor Daddy

      Its always those fucking little “no-see-ums” that kick your ass hard. Better to be hit by a truck.

  • Yes Poor Daddy–I was thinking the very same thing late last night–Death by a million papercuts–inside! 🙁

  • Anthony

    Japan defends holding back nuke data
    Official says high March radiation level hidden to avoid panic
    Keith Bradsher, Hiroko Tabuchi and Andrew Pollack New York Times

    ‘But Hidehiko Nishiyama, deputy director general of Japan’s nuclear regulator, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, said that his agency did not expect another big escape of radiation from Dai-ichi, saying that “almost all” the material that is going to escape has already come out. He said the rate of radiation release had peaked in the early days after the March 11 earthquake, and had dropped by 90 percent since then.’

    From The Detroit News:

  • Anthony

    The lowdown on sieverts and a healthy diet


    ‘It was during that decade of the ’80s, when the prevailing talk here was of Japan the “economic juggernaut” taking over the world, that I overheard more than one American ejaculating, “Yuk! Eat raw fish?!” ‘
    Story suggests eating Fukushima sushi is ok!