4 microsieverts per hour at primary school in Tokyo -Nikkei (VIDEO)

Published: October 17th, 2011 at 2:50 pm ET
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TOKYO, Oct. 18 –  A radiation dose of 3.99 microsieverts per hour was measured at a primary school in Tokyo Adachi-ku, reports Nikkei. Here is the Google Translation:

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Residents were measured from their own “is greater than 1 micro sievert per hour,” who said about five locations, measured again on the 17th Ward. The highest point in the other 0.95 micro sievert.”

SOURCE: Below 3.99 micro sievert gutters adjacent small pools in Adachi: Nihon Keizai Shimbun

h/t M.H.

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Published: October 17th, 2011 at 2:50 pm ET
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39 comments to 4 microsieverts per hour at primary school in Tokyo -Nikkei (VIDEO)

  • Grampybone Grampybone

    4 microseiverts of what type of radiation? It would be good to know what kind of waves these readings are being reported for. If it is cesium it is a very serious situation. They still have yet to release the information for gamma emitters such as plutonium. Where there is smoke there is fire. I am guessing the plutonium emissions are serious as well yet there is so little information on how much is being read from these locations considering the radiation meters are reading for Iodine and Cesium.


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    • Exactly…

      Id like to know about the strontium and polonium levels as well.


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      • And neptunium and americium as well as several more extremely volatile isotopes. Theres no end to this list really…

        I have not seen one report on polonium to date.


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        • I also wonder what new isotopes have been created / detected…

          There could even be products more dangerous that plutonium circling the globe at this point. Unfathomable god particles, wreaking havoc on all humanity…

          Oh the joys of nuclear power, With all its depth and wonder!


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        • jimbojamesiv

          And, one has to imagine that the governments have been actively monitoring, tracking, mapping and studying what is, and has been, going on?

          I’d even go so far as to say that governments have either squirreled away troops underground or moved them to the southern hemisphere, and, if you ask me, perhaps south and to the east of Japan, such as Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, maybe even Sri Lanka.


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  • Anthony Anthony

    Radioactive emissions from Fukushima plant fall: TEPCO

    2011-10-17 17:30

    TOKYO, October 17, 2011 (AFP) – Emissions of radioactive materials from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have been cut by half over the past month, its operator said Monday.

    Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) also said in its monthly review of work on the Fukushima Daiichi plant that it was on track to bring damaged reactors to a stable “cold shutdown” by the year end.

    In a regular joint news conference with the government, TEPCO said that the temperature of the three damaged reactors was below 100 degrees Celsius (212 degrees Fahrenheit). Keeping them there is a key requirement for cold shutdown.

    The company warned, however, that a large tsunami remained as a major risk for the work at the Fukushima plant, which has been hit by countless aftershocks since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

    http://www.mysinchew.com/node/65279


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    • oscar419

      there must be a definition or two of “stable” I am missing out on here…


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      • Anthony Anthony

        Here’s what another article is saying:
        **In its monthly assessment of conditions at the plant, which was heavily damaged by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, Tokyo Electric Power Co. reaffirmed its commitment to a safe shutdown of the plant’s three damaged reactors by year’s end, which should allow the government to relax evacuation orders for some residents.

        Safe shutdown refers to a condition where fuel is sufficiently under control to stop the reactors from heating up.

        “It is our mission to allow the earliest possible return of evacuees to their homes,” said Yasuhiro Sonoda, a member of parliament responsible for managing the Fukushima crisis. **

        http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204479504576636503693856820.html


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    • farawayfan farawayfan

      Yes, it’s very easy to obtain cold shutdown when the reactor corium has left the building. TEPCO continues the lies, governments support them and MSM pushes them. Sad, and likely hopeless.


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    • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

      From Reuters..”Our latest measurements show that radiation from the damaged reactors is 100 million becquerels per hour, which is one eight-millionth of the amount measured soon after the accident,” Tokyo Electric Power’s (Tepco) vice president Zengo Aizawa told reporters during a monthly review.

      ..so it was 200 million becquerels per hour.. …1/8 millionth of the amount measured soon after..

      math mind… what does all this mean?


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      • I don’t think we know for sure but here are what Dr. Busby and Arnie Gunderson had to say about releases

        Dr. Chris Busby stated that plant emissions were reported to the Japanese Prime Minister by Tepco to be 10 to the 13 becquerels per hour.[i]

        Likewise, during an interview with Dr. Helen Caldicott, broadcasted online in September of 2011, Arnie Gunderson stated that he had been told that Fukushima was currently emitting a gigabecquerel per day (gigabecquerel or GBq 109 Bq), in radiation, which he described as over 2 billion decays per second a day.[ii]

        [i] Dr. Christopher Busby interviewed by Russia Today (RT) and uploaded to YouTube “Christopher Busby: Chernobyl-like radiation found in Tokyo,” [RussiaToday] YouTube (uploaded 2011, August 17): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNzDg4O9dkw.

        [ii] Helen Caldicott interviews Arnie Gunderson: “Arnold Gundersen with a Fukushima update,” If You Love This Planet (2011, September): http://ifyoulovethisplanet.org/?p=4952.


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        • Cataclysmic

          That means that the amount of damaged fuel is staggering in respects to chernobyl.

          That is really all we can elaborate on… As there is no efficient rate of comparison at this time…

          Chernobyl X _____ = ? (apocalypse?)


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  • Grampybone Grampybone

    ARRAGH! This damn media blackout is seriously pissing me off!. The radiation reports keep pouring in about new findings yet TEPCO and other government organizations keep turning a blind eye to the facts. I wish there was some way to get the dangers into the minds of the people. I realize its a matter of patriotism to keep silent in Japan about the situation of radioactivity found at these locations, but this will start killing people as they remain exposed. Nuclear decontamination is a total pile of road apples! The more they wash and remove contaminated soil the worse it gets. You can burn paper waste, but burning nuclear waste is just releasing it all over again and changing the molecular structure. I remember when sulfur 35 was detected in California and I then knew that burning the waste would create new radioactive particles that emit waves undetectable by regular Geiger counters. This mess is just being made worse day by day.


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    • Grampybone

      Does burning create new kinds of radiation? So burning cesium-137 produces something new?

      And what does it produce?

      Uh oh…


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      • I agree grampybone.

        however to correct you: I realize its a matter of patriotism to keep silent in Japan about the situation of radioactivity found at these locations, but this will start killing people as they remain exposed.

        It has been killing people since day 1.

        The walking dead of janobyl.


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  • theonlyjesse

    ” Stable ” does not mean what so many believe it means, that it’s over.
    ” Stable ” means it is not getting worse in obvious ways, depending on the article you read the situation is either stable or critical. BUT, if it’s critical and not getting better nor worse, ( because they won’t check ) that indicates stability to these wrong decision-makers.

    Just my rambling barely-awake yet opinion.


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    • moonshellblue moonshellblue

      Yes, it’s like stating a patient is in ICU but in stable condition thus still serious but with nuclear power? I read somewhere that the plants are considered stable according to the temperature of the reactor core which has decreased because they are not where they are suppose to be. So how do they obtain a reading for the temperature of the corium? Once again excuse my ignorance but I don’t understand how they could obtain an accurate temperature.


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      • theonlyjesse

        I forget what it is precisely now but they’ve changed what a “Cold shutdown” is by definition, to be anble to claim the temperature has gone down. Well duh, A) You’re not checking where you’re supposed to and B) Is what’s left of the cores not currently tunneling beneath the ground as I write this? What use is checking the top of something when all the activity is well below ground by now?


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        • FaraFola

          they’ve changed what a “Cold shutdown” is by definition

          Maybe Tepco’s leaders should shutdown in cold. There were many warnings conserning plant between 2000-2010. It’s was known, that plant could not handle quake. many knew…

          Maybe somebody proofs someday, that fuku was a corpse before Tsunami even hit the coast. Cooling systems was cracked already after quake


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  • jimbojamesiv

    But, it’s not from Fukushima, yes?


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    • theonlyjesse

      I’m sure someone brought a few bottles of 65 year old Radium, I mean, where else could Radiation come from, right? it’s never the most obvious, logical source, so it can’t possibly be the Fukushima plant.

      I should stop posting sarcastically, shouldn’t I?


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  • OneWhoRelates

    At this level ~2.10 sieverts/lifetime this is 4 times the mandatory Chernobyl evac level.


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  • FaraFola

    A few things to remember about the radiation

    Cesium still found a masses, half life only 8 days. So Fuku is alive and breathing

    Tokyo Readings is getting higher day to day. Distance between Fuku and Tokyo 238.34 –> think about the “road” there. maybe some hot spots!!??

    1,2,3 is melted, some or all trough vessels. There’s now way to handle reaction until coriums gets groundwater –> then happens something. If lucky, temperature will drop, if not we see more steam with high readings.

    Also reported that something happens no:4. What’s that? Maybe active pool with fresh fuel

    Most sad thing is, that there’s a huge masses of deadly materials all over japan and Pasific Ocean. No man can predict a future. Decontamination is a joke. How to clean lakes, groundwater, Tokyo water supply, mountains, where these deadly rads will spread again with rain and wind.

    Reading has been worse day to day now. How tepco manages to clean a hole southern hemisfere?

    Everybody near Tokyo should now count 1+1 –> 4 2.10 sieverts/lifetime this is 4 times the mandatory Chernobyl evac level. It’s not even highest reading counted. It looks like a death sentence, and nobody vaät leave a legacy like this to own dhildren

    I’m so f***in angry of these idiots. Fuku had many warnings and time to fix systems and improve plant. Money talks peoples, Stockholders have to keep happy…

    What is a price of this holocaust, a hole world will suffer long time


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  • StillJill StillJill

    And yet I’m sure the ‘stockholders’ are still sleeping well at night. Their consciences were killed decades ago.


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  • StillJill StillJill

    Indeed they will Au!


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  • stock stock@hawaii.rr.com

    4 micro Sv * 8760 hours in a year = 35 milli Sv per year, that is alot.

    Depends on what type of radiation also of course, although the Sv is already corrected to reflect damage to human systems, but sure would be nice to know what animal you are dealing with. That said, at 35mSv per year, everyone should get the heck out.


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  • pg

    Dont read the news, use common sense. Tokyo is seeing EVERYTHING. Alpha, beta, gamma, Cesium, Americium, Uranium, Plutonium, Strontium, xenon, you name it.

    They had 4 to 8 nuclear reactors explode and or melt down, exposed active rods, leaking cooling pools, dropped grid, several China syndromes, billions of gallons of leakage into the Pacific, thousands of spent rods burnt, blown up or exposed, and ocean currents, winds, typhoons, rains, to scatter this everywhere.

    Oh yeah, did I mention those reactors are only 150 +/- miles away?

    Unless they emptied those plants BEFORE the tsunami, or God is intervening, Tokyo is toast. Find a new island somewhere, buy it, relocate…before such a beautiful people turn into nuclear creatures.

    Sorry for being so crude, I’m not the type to beat around the bush. I am much more for ACTION.

    “A prudent man sees a potential disaster and prepares. A foolish man does nothing and parishes in its wake”….

    wake up.


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  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    Well done, give the bastards a good headache!!
    Please keep us updated!


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  • oscar419

    yeah I think something about some cores being MIA is not really making it safe for return of anyone. I stopped wondering why there has not been a mass evacuation earlier in this game, maybe I am missing something but it seems like the Japanese leadership is a day late and a dollar short.


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  • Good for you Coldfyre for fighting the corrupt and lazy journalists.

    Everyday I check the Japanese media for news on Fukushima to post in my blog and everyday I find more propaganda yet the media are not clever enough to stop running stories that contradict their dominant story that all is well in Fuskuhima land.

    Every now and then stories slip through the editorial process about new findings of Iodine-131 (with a 8 day half-life) and continuously increasing contamination (as Moonshellblue points out)

    The narrative of cold shutdown is echoed in the US press. The Wall Street Journal insists in their articles that it was a “partial meltdown” despite the various stories that ran in the Japanese press that it was a melt-out (aka melt-through)
    http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/glaring-propaganda-in-wall-street.html

    It is unbelievable that the press simply think people will not detect the blatant lies, but then again, maybe so many people are asleep that they don’t detect them…


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  • moonshellblue moonshellblue

    Not only has the corium left the building but it seems to me that re-criticality is continuing as the detection of iodine 131 is still being found. Perhaps I’m mistaken but the last time I did a search for I-131 TEPCO claimed the amounts were ND as the measurements were detected but low and thus according to TEPCO not a problem. Things that make ya go hmmm. So if I’m correct that re-criticality is still occurring then we are still back in March concerning corium decay. Why would you allow people to come back to such a deadly environment.


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  • I have a feeling the fuel is constantly critical Hence the need to cement the reactor in, while taking this rode will lead to severe implications Being cooling will eventually halter under the conditions that will be created inside the sarcophagus. This will potentially create a bigger problem in the long run…

    Tepco is implying a temporary solution.

    This does not bode well with me.

    In the future we will regret this I assure you.


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