It was this February when the super-radioactive and mysterious ‘black dust’ found in Minami Soma City in Fukushima Prefecture was in the news.
[...] it was considered to be specific only to Minami Soma. However, I’ve been told that ‘black dust’ exists everywhere in Tokyo.
[...] about 10-minute walk from the JR Hirai Station. We found the ‘black dust’ on the playground near the public housing. There were several drifts near the fence, and they looked like just ‘black soil’. When I took a closer look, they were revealed to be something like a dried moss or mold.
[...] Shukan Spa that will go on sale on May 15 has the article ‘Radioactive black dust striking the Tokyo Metropolitan area’, which will report on the danger of the substance [...]
Ayako Ishikawa, head of citizens’ group in Tokyo
- We found something that looked like ‘black dust’ near the Hirai JR station in Edogawa-ku. We collected the sample and and asked Professor Tomoya Yamauchi of Kobe University to measure the radiation. The result was that it had the maximum 243,000 Bq/kg
- If you look carefully, ‘black dusts’ are everywhere in Tokyo
Published: May 15th, 2012 at 7:33 am ET