Highest fallout levels in Tokyo since soon after Fukushima crisis began

Published: April 27th, 2013 at 6:02 pm ET
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Title: 環境放射線測定結果 – 1か月毎の降下物の放射能調査結果
Source: Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Public Health
Date: April 2013
h/t Fukushima Diary

See also: Japan Study: Fukushima fallout "unlike the past nuclear accidents" -- Radioactive silver prominently observed

Published: April 27th, 2013 at 6:02 pm ET
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70 comments to Highest fallout levels in Tokyo since soon after Fukushima crisis began

  • nedlifromvermont

    Radioactive pollen … radioactivity: the gift that keeps on giving …

    Thank you GE, thank you Tepco …

    All Tohoku, contaminated …

    peace …


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  • Our entire West Coast is contaminated by fallout from Fukushima.

    A massive leak pours radioactive materials into the atmosphere, poisoning our food and water.

    http://www.fairewinds.org/content/cant-win-change-rules

    http://www.naturalnews.com/040058_Fukushima_radioactive_nuclear_leak.html#ixzz2RQC8crvm Our lives are at hazard!

    See http://www.aesopinstitute.org for more information including a New Fukushima Fix – look unde MORE on that website.


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    • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication

      @Mark Goldes

      And you will note that nothing whatever is being done by our government to prevent it.


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      • We Not They Finally

        oK how do you prevent the inevitable? Especially when their protectionism of the various industries that would crumble the moment the Truth comes out? There are no easy answers.Once the doomsday bomb went off arent we all doomed? How do we save the DNA not only of the human species but all of the species…>>How do we save the food chain? How do we save the Oceans that produce 70& of all oxygen?


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  • GEe, how did that happen?

    IMO – Dispersion is a myth.
    It ONLY spreads or relocates.

    Accumulation because of daily massive releases of radioactive contamination is more the reality.


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  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    Interesting that, rather than the 'accepted' theory that there was a 'spike' of radiation after the initial explosions that eventually died down to a lower, yet consistently higher and growing level, we now have official documentation that the levels of radiation in Tokyo are now as high as they were in the week after 3/11.

    Tokyo (and most of the rest of middle and probably southern Honshu) is now, with combined aggregate background and further release from Fukushima, almost at par with the worst of the initial radiation spike, when rod pieces were still in the air.

    They will now start the climb over the initial release, steadily and accumulative.

    Unimaginable that the world doesn't do something for the people that live there. We are just going to watch them cook.


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    • combomelt combomelt

      If I may ask?… Could you please put these numbers into some kind of perspective for everyone? mb something like…
      1.How about if this story was actually about my living room, for example, at 10ft x 10ft x 10ft? What concentrations of these lovely listed elements do these #s really represent?(the whole bequerel thing makes my eyes glaze over every time, sorry, its been explained but still it comes in lots of variations) And then by extension,…
      2.Would the provided scenario also equate to someone's living space exposure in/around Tokyo, or are these measurements from street level? Tops of buildings? Soil? groundwater? car air filters? etc…. Thank you in advance


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      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        Forget all that.

        It's like a forest fire, centered in Fukushima. The fire is massive, and spewing a constant stream of clear, radioactive ash. This ash, of course, is heavier around the site of the fire, but is still rising into the jetstream and blowing around the world, and has been for two years. The fire, and the ash, will continue to burn for hundreds of thousands of years.

        The firemen, spraying water on the fire, are washing out a tremendous amount of ash into the ocean – incredible amounts of this radioactive ash. It is already killing off every layer of the ocean's foodchain.

        The deadly ash will only continue to get thicker and thicker, everywhere on the planet, as the fire continues to rage out of control. The ash falls into the rivers, polluting our drinking water supply. The ash falls on the farm fields, polluting our food. We breathe it in daily.

        After a fire burns through millions and millions of acres of thick forest, there is no way to measure the ash created. You just know there was a lot of ash sent skyward.

        Fukushima has the thickest layer of ash, followed by the middle of Japan, which includes the 30 million inhabitants of Tokyo. They are eyeball deep in the ash, and their lungs – as are all the rest of the world – are full of this radioactive ash.

        The ash next came heaviest to the US and Canada, on the winds and currents. We are chest deep in ash, and it's rising daily. Soon we will drown in this ash.


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        • Time Is Short Time Is Short

          This invisible ash is full of hundreds of radioisotopes – some of the most lethal being uranium and plutonium.

          There is no escaping this radioactive ash. It's everywhere, circling the globe, slowly shutting out our view of the sun, choking us to death.

          We don't know when the larger part of the Japanese population will begin to suffer openly from their massive exposure to this ash. It is clear that we in the US and Canada will not be far behind in displaying similar symptoms. We do know that the Japanese children are the hardest hit, as ours will be.

          We also know that there is no serious attempt being made to stop the forest fire, or contain the ash. If no attempt is made to stop a forest fire, we know it will continue to burn, until it runs out of fuel. In this case, the fuel will last for hundreds of thousands of years.

          Some can say everything is fine, some can say it's bad, but there is no escaping the truth that this fire is the worst fire to ever happen in the history of this planet, and we as a species will not survive it. No species will.


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          • jump-ball jump-ball

            Thanks for giving the invisible radiation a tangible reality. I have long been admiring the heroic financial and engineering efforts that will result in the 600X600 foot plus Novarka Arch sliding on rails and covering Chernobyl in just 2years.

            With tepco/japan doing comparatively nothing, I am envisioning French Novarka proposing the construction of a series of even larger arches, to be built in Tokyo and affected northern areas, not for the purpose of containing radiation, but for safely containing people and farms, and keeping the rising and otherwise unstoppable ELE radiation on the outside.

            Oh wait…it will be GE building the domes…"We Bring Good Things Inside"


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          • combomelt combomelt

            I get it. Crystal clear. Any pro-nukers care to spin this? Thank you TIS


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    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      @TIS, the levels are not higher than a week after the meltdowns, but higher than June 1st, 2011. It's interesting though that we didn't see such a remarkable spike last year.


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    • We Not They Finally

      It's not just that. Apparently the high Cesium-134 (which only has a half-life of 2 ears, unlike cesium-137)is proof that it is freshly-fissioned radiation, NEW ONGOING SPEWING, not just (let's say) that radiation migrated from another location in Japan.


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  • CB CB

    There have been a lot of earth quakes off just off Tokoi.


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  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    On 3/11; 15-28 Nuclear Reactors/SFP’s In Japan Were Damaged, Not 3 or 4 ; via @AGreenRoad
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/14-nuclear-reactors-at-4-japan-sites.html

    Tokyo; Is It Safe To Visit or Live In? via @AGreenRoad
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/tokyo-is-it-safe-to-visit-or-live-in.html


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  • eatliesndie eatliesndie

    Holy crap!. This is very serious. How can this data be ignored or explained away? Everyone in Tokyo is currently being nuked, but not just Tokyo, because this air has travelled to get to Tokyo it will be affecting a very large area. There will be millions of people inhaling this dangerously polluted air. Not only that, but this "plume" will soon reach other countries, and their people, and all life….
    Why do we put up with this? WAKE UP JAPAN! WAKE UP! WAKE UP! WAKE UP JAPAN, it's all in your hands – The people of Japan need to stand up and wake up or we are all going to die.


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    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

      +311 on the hot ca-ca! ~ I see the recent fecal offerings in the form of Japan "amazingly" being barely hit by the impacts of Fukushima which stood up "so well despite the level of damage expected following 311 magnitude events,etc." and I think to myself "yeah well if that's true then it's only because of those prevailing offshore winds blowing it mostly into the Pacific Ocean and obviously well beyond what they "claim" were the expected fallout impacted zones" I'd say up until now maybe given the implications my theory holds that I suggest it's possible that Japan would follow the USA & Canada regarding the order of the nations under a multi-pronged nuclear assault from more or less spewing, crusty,old,crumbling NPP's in widespread operation against sound logic and as someone else said in another thread "against the usual human instincts of survival,self-preservation especially when their own children are at risk of harm via whatever foul crap they're up to"(my version anyway,lol) My point being that I question their true origin(?)! I actually wonder sometimes if we weren't invaded & enslaved to "mine" radioactive materials and other space alien needs(?)!! In retrospect I realized it didn't make ME crazy for harboring such ideas as options for finding explanation for the actions of those of "our" species responsible for ALL of "THIS"!! I'm ashamed to be associated by presumably similar DNA of the same humanoid species. I' betting the China EQ is…


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      • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

        >>cont'd>> may well be what's hitting Tokyo if not yet another ongoing nuke FUKUp happening in Japan or as it was suggested-"the Spring pollen count" may now be measured with a Geiger Counter(?)!! Who knows?? everybody gets nuked until the global economy and wealth/power structure order is sorted out amongst the sons of jackals?!! Lotta good people getting FUKuD!! Too many!! Stories li9ke this article are just the start of the beginning of the grotesque world radiation is poised to mutate everything in nature that we have known & may well be the last generations to know what was once and what was lost that none of the generations of the beings radiation mutated forms we evolve into will ever know…


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    • We Not They Finally

      The people of Japan cannot control this. They need to be educated themselves. Certainly no one should be murdered without at least knowing who is doing this and how. That's the core of human dignity, whatever happens to their collective medical health.


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Nuclear is ruining the planet and wrecking life.


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  • Ongoing, accumulating for 779 days!

    That's 2 years 1 month 17 days

    FALLOUT circles the globe approximately every 40 days.

    It has now circled the planet almost 20 TIMES spreading through various transport vectors the multiple types of radioactive 'goo' and collecting more each time around.

    :| Transport vectors: Air, Rain, Dust, Soil, Plants, and Animals.
    (Pretty much everything that encounters the unseen 'goo of death'.)


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  • ftlt

    The really scary thing is it is ignored by 99.999% of the world's media… This info is just not getting out..


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    • andagi andagi

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      Folks are reading ENENews!! Keep reading, posting, sharing ENENews -generating change worldwide, 24/7! ENENews is only going to become more important. I am so thankful for all brilliant minds here! Thank you Admin!
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  • Ancient Voices

    rense.com

    NEW
    Yoichi Shimatsu
    Japan Update
    4.22.13
    Free MP3 – Listen


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    • We Not They Finally

      Yoichi Shimatsu is very good, and very courageous, as he goes back and forth to Japan (he's based elsewhere in Asia, maybe Thailand.) He's Japanese-American, but when he lived in Japan he was editor of the Japan Times.


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  • Jebus

    It's still a global event.
    It's still a global issue.
    It's still a global catastrophe.

    Fukushima’s Catastrophic Aftermath: The Dangers of Worldwide Nuclear Radiation

    “Should the public discover the true health cost(s) of nuclear pollution, a cry would rise from all parts of the world and people would refuse to cooperate passively with their own death.” – Rosalie Bertell

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/fukushimas-catastrophic-aftermath-the-dangers-of-worldwide-nuclear-radiation/5333138


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  • Sol Man

    We can look forward to the earth being full of mutations until they can no longer live. Give it some time to realize the full horror of what is taking place.


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    • We Not They Finally

      Then it will be "they don't know why," and they are going to "study" it. Like we're still told nothing about the dying sea lions in California, much less whether they've been tested for radiation. What's escalating now will take intensive education for people and whole ecologies in a progressively debilitating state. And the culture is so dumbed-down as is, that it is hard to know what/if social structure will support or foster that.


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  • In response to a Hawaii based news blogger who puts full effort into his work, he asks an innocent question….are we in danger from Fukushima.

    I answered with the following.

    —————————————————————

    I have been measuring radiation regularly on Oahu since about 9 months after Fukushima when I got my first Geiger. I ending up shipping that one to a Japanese family with young kids who really needed it. Then I bought another.

    Oahu has been steady at around 12000 clicks per 8 hour period. That is 25 clicks per minute.

    Amazing, in round numbers, Oahu in the last 3 weeks has been 14400 clicks per 8 hours, or 30 clicks per minute

    This is a stable 20% increase, probably due to radiation in the water finally making its way here. this will be cesium and strontium, as well as uranium and plutonium ALL which are quite nasty.

    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2013/04/report-from-steadily-increasing.html


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    The rise of radiation in Tokyo is disturbing. The increase is HUGE.

    And it coincides with the USA increasing allowable levels of radiation in food and water.

    The fight to control the meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi is not looking good.

    Is the Northern Hemisphere inhabitable? . . if so, for how long?


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  • Ancient Voices

    I was corrected by an enenewser for saying the Southern Hemisphere is safer WAS I wrong?

    Does anyone know if Arnie ever moved there?


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    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Fairewinds Associates' address is still on the U.S. East Coast, so he's likely still there (Vermont?)


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    • We Not They Finally

      Helen Caldicott said she would move her whole family to Australia (where she is from originally)if SFP4 collapses. But for all we know, it has ALREADY collapsed, or parallel damage is just as bad. It's getting difficult to plan….


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      • 16Penny 16Penny

        Which is why we need some agency in Japan that is independent of their governments influence, outside of Tepco's and Yakuza influence and impervious to pressure from any Nuclear organization but still has the knowledge base to comprehend the situation. I don't know where we would find someone let alone several someone's that have the ethics and the level of understanding required and still be stupid enough to run towards the "forest fire" as it was described by another poster.


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      • Sickputer

        WNTF sez: "if SFP4 collapses. But for all we know, it has ALREADY collapsed, or parallel damage is just as bad. It's getting difficult to plan…."

        SP: Maybe it never collapsed, but 95% of the fuel rods burned into sludge?

        There were those massive smoke releases in March 2011 (not seen on video, but described) and then the big burnouts the second week of June 2011, the fires in December 2011 through February 2012.

        Nuck's video of big criticality June 24, 2012 (advance to 25 seconds in)

        http://youtu.be/k3X-aFxx4JE

        Nuck's video of the massive Unit 4 fire on June 29, 2012 (advance to 3:27 into clip)

        http://youtu.be/BGJfxmlP-rw

        SP: Does Unit 4 has much left to burn?


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  • Fukushima’s Catastrophic Aftermath: The Dangers of Worldwide Nuclear Radiation

    By Stephen Lendman
    Global Research, April 28, 2013
    In her book titled “No Immediate Danger: Prognosis for a Radioactive Earth,” nuclear power/environmental health expert Rosalie Bertell (1929 – 2012) said:

    “Should the public discover the true health cost(s) of nuclear pollution, a cry would rise from all parts of the world and people would refuse to cooperate passively with their own death.”

    In her article titled “Radioactivity: No Immediate Danger,” she coined a new word. “Omnicide” describes the ultimate human rejection of life. It’s “difficult to comprehend,” but it’s happening, she said.

    She called industrial radioactive pollution “cumulatively greater than Chernobyl. We are now in a no-win situation with radioactive materials, where (it’s) acceptable to have cancer deaths, deformed children and miscarriages.”

    Industry propaganda falsely claims nuclear power is clean and green. The nuclear fuel cycle discharges significant amounts of greenhouse gases."

    [...]


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  • Ancient Voices

    Soon after 3/11 it was reported that an abberrant wind current had headed to Australia with Fuku radiation. Does anyone remember that?

    Once again, do y'all agree with me that on the whole South America is safer given the prevailing pattern of the atmospheric circling and of the ocean currents?

    BTW I am glad G.Research carried Lendemann's article. He's a really good guy in his 70s devoting his retirement to getting the word out. But it upsets me that he picked up the naturalnews article about new massive spewing into the atmosphere: if you read Mike's source, a Singapore paper, it addresses solely the underground storage leaks. Mike added the atmospheric part/no idea why, do you?


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  • Jay

    Shades of Japan to help us understand their actions :

    Governor of Tokyo in New York Promoting 2020 Tokyo Olympic Disses Istanbul, Says "Islamic Countries Are Fighting With Each Other , and They Have Classes"

    " … At several points in the interview , Inose said that Japanese culture was unique and by implication superior , a widely held view in Japan .
    He noted that the political scientist Samuel P. Huntington wrote in his book “The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order” that Japan was unlike any other culture … " …

    http://ex-skf.blogspot.ca/

    … and others call me a goyam or an infidel !

    BTW , what does it take to be " Unlike any other culture " ??
    Selling radiactive food to the population/kids ? Dumping radiaoctive water in the Pacific ? Looking for a 'Battery Transport Permit ' when the reactors are melting ? Singing-without-an-orchestra and bukake ? 62.7 % of the voters setting in the Office this year a nuke-friendly government after the Fukushima event two years ago ?

    Ya , trully Special !


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  • Sickputer

    The bad thing about the bioaccumulation of radioactive isotopes in highly populated central Japan is that authorities do little to protect citizens who can't evacuate.

    One key example…it is hardly known among the affected public in contaminated zones yet widely known among medical doctors who specialize in radiation effects that radioactive cesium can be as conducive to thyroid cancer as radioactive iodine. As such, the prophylactic administration of potassium iodine is a smart health policy on a regular basis for every human in harm's way. Even the industry whores at WHO speculated on this in their IAEA-tainted 2006 twenty-year report on Chernobyl:

    "There is some indication that iodine deficiency at the time of exposure may increase the risk of developing thyroid cancer among persons exposed to 131I as children (Cardis et al 2005a, Shakhtarin et al 2003). Conversely, prolonged stable iodine supplementation in the years after exposure may reduce this risk (Cardis et al 2005a)" [pg. 7].
    http://depts.washington.edu/epidem/Epi591/Spr09/Chernobyl%20Forum%20Article%20Cardis%20et%20al-1.pdf#page14

    SP: The Japanese government has no interest in supplying citizens with the protective supplements or even offering advice on how much people who buy their own supplies should ingest for the next 500 years.

    More on the WHO report to follow…


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    • Sickputer

      The 2006 WHO report was also notable for dismissing the possibility of other solid cancers (or vascular diseases and leukemia):

      "Although ionising radiation has been shown to increase the risk of cancers at many sites, data from Chernobyl on cancers other than thyroid cancer are very sparse (UNSCEAR 2000).
      No significant increase in the incidence of solid cancers (defined as all cancers excluding haematological malignancies) was seen in a cohort of over 55 000 Russian liquidators (Ivanov et al 2004) or among.residents of the contaminated region of Kaluga in Russia (Ivanov et al 1997)." [pg. 10]

      SP: Then in the VERY NEXT paragraph the WHO Don't Knowits proceed to contradict their own words:

      "Analyses of rates of breast cancer among subjects included in the Ukrainian Chernobyl registry indicated a significantly increased incidence compared to the general population (Prysyazhnyuk et al 2002). Increases in the incidence of breast cancer over time were also reported in the Mogilev region of Belarus (Ostapenko et al 1998). Both of these reports are difficult to interpret, as no information about radiation dose level was available. A more detailed ecological study was therefore conducted to describe the spatial and temporal trends in breast cancer incidence in Belarus and Ukraine (Pukkala et al 2006). A large increase in breast cancer incidence was found in all areas of Belarus and Ukraine, reflecting improvements in cancer diagnosis and registration."


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      • Sickputer

        The WHO nucleocrats also spit on the leukemia research of Noshchenko:

        "Only two case–control studies of childhood leukaemia have been published to date (Noshchenko et al 2002, Davis et al 2005). A significant association between leukaemia risk and radiation dose to the bone marrow was found in Ukraine but results are difficult to interpret due to problems in the selection and comparability of controls in Ukraine. No significant increase was seen in Belarus or Russia.
        Thus, the current information is scant and conclusions cannot be drawn about possible increases in childhood leukaemia following the Chernobyl accident." [pg. 9]

        SP: If you read Noshchenko's comprehensive report we find his information methodology was NOT SCANT and by building on the research of David the medical conclusions were certain:

        "A significant increase in the leukemia risk, particularly myeloid leukemia, was observed 1–5 years after the radiation exposure" [pg 2]

        http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/store/10.1002/ijc.24834/asset/24834_ftp.pdf?v=1&t=hg33wcb1&s=61167010104d4d601b5a9605a7ab9f70d0bbf803

        SP: The WHO liars will not escape the verdict of history.


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Btw, if Tokyo is this bad after two years, how long will it be before the southern tip is contaminated. Seems it could be calculated, based on recent findings.


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