Radiation triples at Tokyo monitoring station — Levels spike at multiple locations in last two hours

Published: May 2nd, 2012 at 1:42 pm ET
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Title: 東京都新宿区・足立区・品川区のリアルタイム計測放射線量ガイガーカウンター Shinjuku Adachi Shinagawa Tokyo Japan Geiger Counter 放射能 高精度測定 ゲルマニウム半導体検出器による超高精度測定・核種分析
Source: Security Tokyo
Date: May 3, 2012

Adachi

  • 0.37 microSv/h @ 12:30a JST (11:30a ET)
  • Average: 0.10 microSv/h

Shinjuku

  • 0.18 microSv/h @ 2:15a JST (1:15p ET)
  • Average: 0.055 microSv/h

The only other monitor at Security Tokyo (Shinagawa) shows no spike.

h/t Anonymous tip

View charts here (Unable to post images due to copyright); Available for next ~8 hours

Wind Patterns (h/t Bobby1)

Published: May 2nd, 2012 at 1:42 pm ET
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32 comments to Radiation triples at Tokyo monitoring station — Levels spike at multiple locations in last two hours

  • arclight arclight

    WARNING AND SUMMARY 021200.
    WARNING VALID 031200.
    WARNING IS UPDATED EVERY 6 HOURS.
    GALE WARNING.
    DEVELOPING LOW 996 HPA
    AT 33N 136E SEA SOUTH OF JAPAN MOVING EASTNORTHEAST SLOWLY.
    WARM FRONT FROM 33N 136E TO 32N 140E 30N 142E.
    COLD FRONT FROM 33N 136E TO 29N 136E 26N 130E 25N 121E.
    WINDS 30 TO 40 KNOTS WITHIN 600 MILES OF LOW EAST SEMICIRCLE AND 300
    MILES ELSEWHERE.
    WARNING.
    DENSE FOG OBSERVED LOCALLY OVER SEA OF OKHOTSK NORTHERN PART OF SEA
    OF JAPAN MIDDLE OF SEA OF JAPAN EAST CHINA SEA NORTHERN PART OF SOUTH
    CHINA SEA.
    WARNING.
    DENSE FOG OBSERVED LOCALLY OVER WATERS BOUNDED BY 34N 135E 32N 140E
    30N 143E 26N 142E 26N 130E 28N 135E 34N 135E.
    WARNING.
    DENSE FOG OBSERVED LOCALLY OVER WATERS BOUNDED BY 42N 143E 45N 150E
    50N 156E 60N 164E 60N 180E 45N 180E 40N 154E 38N 150E 39N 142E 42N
    143E.
    SUMMARY.
    LOW 1012 HPA AT 58N 154E EAST SLOWLY.
    LOW 1012 HPA AT 56N 164E EAST 10 KT.
    HIGH 1012 HPA AT 18N 138E ALMOST STATIONARY.
    HIGH 1040 HPA AT 44N 176E ALMOST STATIONARY.

    http://www.jma.go.jp/en/g3/index.html

    oddly the wind is from the south east??

    http://www.jma.go.jp/en/amedas/000.html?elementCode=1

  • Bobby1

    The smokefest at Fuku has reached Tokyo. Here is the wind direction (Fuku at upper right corner):

    http://www.jma.go.jp/en/amedas/206.html?elementCode=1

    • arclight arclight

      yep that shows a path sw from diachi then turning to tokyo!

      strange the other monitors have not picked it up?? is it high and falling with the fog/percipitation?

      • arclight arclight

        maybe more sensitive instrumentation i think.. that explains the safecast readings.. maybe delays between data points that miss the peaks.. they may be trained to erase the peaks as washout or instrument failure.. 🙁

  • SteveMT

    For one year, the wind has been very kind to Tokyo. That time should have been used to prepare for today. What is the plan that was formulated during the past year? ______ Thought so.

  • Gotham

    When did the cedar trees release their pollen?

  • CaptD CaptD

    The CCW flow of air combined with these heavy rains will tend to ever increase the both the "fallout" from the radioactive refuse burning and the ongoing radiation from Fukushima in Tokyo (and Northern Japan)!
    +
    Remember they are still dumping radioactive sludge into Tokyo Bay; that are is doomed for at least several decades…

  • SteveMT

    (5-1-12)"TEPCO Gone On Vacation": What a coincidental time for TEPCO to be unavailable.

  • Now that's a spike! More than triple. Take a look at the actual charts.

    * 0.37 microSv/h @ 12:30a JST (11:30a ET)
    * Average: 0.10 microSv/h
    [ an increase of 3.7 ]

    * 0.18 microSv/h @ 2:15a JST (1:15p ET)
    * Average: 0.055 microSv/h
    [ an increase of 3.27 ]

    The Charts – from Title link:
    http://securitytokyo.com/

  • CaptD CaptD

    Why is the radioactive decontamination of Northern Japan being referred to by the nuclear industry as "cleanup"? This is yet another PR attempt to put a smiling face on what for hundreds of thousands of people is a nuclear nightmare! The Gov't. has not even revealed what their isotopic analysis has found, mostly talking only about cesium which has been widely spread due to the reactor explosion, the triple meltdowns and of course the burning of radioactive tsunami debris…

    From 1/11/12:
    It is quite possible that the radioactiv­e steam “event” that many have been warning about, has indeed started to happen and it is now “venting” radioactiv­ity into the atmosphere over Japan! The wind charts for the last few days will tell the tale as will the future… http://www­.zerohedge­.com/artic­le/interac­tive-japan­-wind-map

    • "yet another PR attempt.." That's right CaptD.

      or… One could call it a BIG FAT LIE!!!

      Cleanup? Cleanup what? They've got to stop the spewing first.

      You can't mop the bathroom floor if the toilet is still overflowing. I mean, you can, but it won't do any good.

  • GreenBay

    I live in Richmond BC, on the West Coast of Canada, and for the last several months radiation level at my home ( in the kitchen area is from 0.20 – 0.46 uSr/h)It is probably coming from new tiles. In other rooms it is around 0.12 – 0.15 uSv/h…

  • StillJill StillJill

    Good to know, thanks GreenBay! Good detective work too on figuring the new tiles into the equation!

  • rooks rooks

    The rain is coming down hard here and will keep raining for three days bringing radiation back down again and again. Thank you Tepco for killing my throughts re rain.

    • rooks,
      How you holding up rooks ?
      We are in this together it's a small world !
      You are welcome to come and spend some time here you know this, it's sunny here ! !

      • rooks rooks

        Hi edrfox, we are leaving. Wife's green card application is being processed and trying to secure support in the states to move all of us. Thank you for asking!

        • rooks,

          The light is on for you and yours here, You have quarters for a new start ? You do here if needed ! Yahoo me if you need me ! That is good news, but gov. is slowwwwwww !
          Have you new job possibilitys ?

          • rooks rooks

            @xdrfox, we need help. Do not have a job but could stay at my mom's house in KS while looking. How do I yahoo you? Anyway, I resigned effective June 29th here. I am tired of watching this here.

            • StillJill StillJill

              GREAT news rooks! Sorry that sounds so COLD. I can only IMAGINE how hard and confusing this time must be for you and yours! But change is the only constant, when you really think about it. We're as stuck as our attachments. You are loosening yourself up.
              This is a very spiritual thing, yes?
              Freaky spiritual.
              The very best kind!

              Buckle up my friend,…one hell ofa ride! 🙂

              • arclight arclight

                take care rooks

                hope all goes smoothly

                peace light and love to you and yours

                🙂

  • StillJill StillJill

    Das NICE! 🙂

  • Sickputer

    Wind forecasts for Tokyo:

    http://www.weather-forecast.com/locations/Tokyo/forecasts/latest

    http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Tokyo+JAXX0085:1:JA

    SP: Not a good place for 37 million people to be hanging out, but it is what it is.

    The wind and rain are a deadly combination over the next ten days. Where is the great samurai warrior who could mobilize millions of workers to Fukushima Daiichi to try and save the Nihon people? Is there not anyone willing to try and save the people of mother earth who will die from toxic radiation?

  • StillJill StillJill

    Yeah,…but 'he's' busy waiting and hoping someone ELSE will do it first.

    Or,…forces greater than us are applying forbearance?

    Weird ass'd shit these days,….passes for normal.
    I'm lost,….but getting used to it! 🙂

  • mvogell

    What are the wind patterns like for Hawai'i from Japan? I know the ocean currents come from the east and thinking the wind might too. Washington isn't the best place to be any more and storms only take a few days to reach the east coast of USA so not much better there either.