Japan Paper: Professor now reveals “a high level of radioactive materials” detected over 1,000km from Fukushima last April

Published: January 30th, 2012 at 8:07 am ET


Source: Chugoku Shinbun
Date: Jan 26, 2012
Emphasis Added
Translated by EX-SKF

It has been revealed that the suction survey at an atmospheric observatory in Nagasaki City, about 1000 kilometers from Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, showed a high level of radioactive materials one month after the nuclear accident. Toshihiro Takatsuji, associate professor at Nagasaki University reported at an international symposium by Hiroshima University Research Institute of Radiation Biology and Medicine (RIRBM) held on January 25 at Hiroshima University in Hiroshima City.

Professor Takatsuji measured the amount of radioactive cesium in the air captured by the air suction apparatus and on the filter paper at the suction entrance […]

The week beginning on April 6 registered the highest level of radioactive cesium […] 11,300 becquerels/kg […]

Professor Takatsuji pointed out that on April 6, 2011, the wind reached from Tohoku to Kyushu (where Nagasaki is located) in an arc sweeping the Pacific side of Japan […]

The professor said, “Even if the amount in the atmosphere is low, it is possible that radioactive materials accumulate in the air filters.” The symposium will continue on January 26.

EX-SKF adds:

  • No information about cesium-137
  • Professor Takatsuji has been featured in a popular weekly Shukan Gendai magazine (as transcribed in this blog) in which, with Shinzo Kimura he assures the readers that the effect of radiation won’t manifest in genes in the next generation, so the fear of expecting mothers in Fukushima is overblown
  • But even the two admit that by continuing to live in the areas with elevated radiation levels the gene mutation which normally happens after 10 generations or more may happen within a few generation

For comparison, here is a survey using October dust samples by France’s ACRO:

Published: January 30th, 2012 at 8:07 am ET


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7 comments to Japan Paper: Professor now reveals “a high level of radioactive materials” detected over 1,000km from Fukushima last April

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    How casual they are..when discussing gene mutation…when their future generations are born mutated..they will become ..part of the scientific study….statistic.
    The professor’s own life..a mere statistic.
    In April?…any scientist worth…their labcoat…would insist on more current readings.
    Where is the radiation now..Professor?

    • lam335 lam335

      Yes, it’s immoral. They think genetic mutation is no concern if it’s going to be a few generations into the future. It’s like a temporal “externality”: push the cost off into the future–so long as the scientists believe they won’t have to confront the victims face-to-face, they can just push it out of their mind (and conscience)–as if those people who will be affected in the future will not be real human beings too.

      These nuclear apologists are characterized by a thoroughly morally impoverished culture/ethos. Anyone who downplays the significance of the radiation’s impact on people is helping to provide cover for the industry and is therefore complicit in its ongoing crimes.

  • StillJill StillJill

    Very true lam335! There are ONLY two camps here. Either one is part of the solution,…or still part of the problem.


    I am sick and tired of these “professors” and other so called “experts” coming out 9 months later with their damn findings. Did TEPCO stop the payouts to these people? Is that why they are finally releasing their findings???

  • radegan

    “We have found a blob on the camera tapes that we believe was a bird flying through the area in early April and unfortunately, some particles from the reactor landed on the bird’s wings and were carried by the bird over 1000 km to Nagasaki City before the bird died. We can confirm this because we found a few feathers at the site in Nagasaki City that were the same color as the blob on the camera. By law, the particulates belonged to the bird once he decided to take them away offsite thus there is still no proof of any contamination for which TEPCO is responsible beyond the 20 km zone .”

    (Pssst…TEPCO….you sure you don’t want to hire me as a PR consultant?

    • And the radiation found outside of the plant is all from the nuclear bomb tests done many years ago, so whoever finds the radiation OWNS it. The government and plant operator are not responsible or liable.

      Since this bird is not controlled by the plant or government, that radiation now belongs to Nagasaki residents..

      Enjoy.. Have a nice day..

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  • http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/17194336

    IAEA and offical government representatives held a symposium on Fukushima…

    The WHO representative reported that there were NO GLOBAL EFFECTS from the Fukushima disaster.. and said that citizens needed to be reassured…

    Radiation panelist/expert reported that OFFICIALLY; there have been NO HEALTH PROBLEMS. NO CONTAMINATION has been detected SO FAR, among over 100,000 people screened by the Japanese authorities, at 1:02.33 . NO ONE was found with reading over the 100 m/Sv limit detection established by government for citizens exposure. A few were found over 100 mSv, but with clothing removed, the amount reduced below this amount, so ZERO citizens were found with ‘unsafe’ levels of radiation.

    They also reported that out of all of the workers at the plant, LESS THAN 100 Fukushima plant workers have received over 100 mSv exposure so far, most had less than 10 mSv total exposure. Table/graph at 1:04.24, since the accident to now.

    Radiation risk has been nominalized, averaged for sex, age, and LIFETIME RISK. 1:20.44 graph/table.. This puts all ages and sexes together into one pot and treats them all as one person. This is how the ICRP, IAEA, WHO and all authorities ‘treat’ radiation risk.

    They do not care about increased risk for much more sensitive kids, babies, or fetuses, because they are ‘averaged’ out. Just because the risk is 100 times greater for a baby, and 1,000 times for a fetus, it does not matter. If a baby is born deformed or a fetus is miscarried, that statistic is ‘averaged out’, and does not matter.

    If kids develop lesions in their organs and they die from heart problems at 50 Bq/kg exposure, (far below their safety standard) that also does not matter, because the statistics averaged that out too.

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