Mainichi: Highly radioactive gravel used at local schools — Anger and anxiety spreading

Published: January 18th, 2012 at 9:04 am ET


Title: Anger spreads as radioactive gravel traced to schools, public road
Source: – The Mainichi Daily News
Date: January 18, 2012

NIHONMATSU, Fukushima — Anger and anxiety are spreading here after highly radioactive gravel from inside the Fukushima nuclear disaster evacuation zone was traced on Jan. 17 to several construction projects in the city, including at local schools. 

According to the Nihonmatsu Municipal Board of Education, the stone was used in earthquake-proofing projects at the city’s elementary and junior high schools. […]

Staff at Asahi Elementary School taking radiation readings along the school route detected emissions of 0.36-0.60 microsieverts per hour — or about the same level as the surrounding area […]

Parents apparently asked that the road be torn up and the contaminated stone taken away, among other demands.  […]]

Read the report here

Published: January 18th, 2012 at 9:04 am ET


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7 comments to Mainichi: Highly radioactive gravel used at local schools — Anger and anxiety spreading

  • or-well

    The news rolls on
    with nuclear horror.
    What new nightmare
    will come tomorrow?
    Are our plans for
    the future hollow?
    Some days it’s more
    than I can swallow
    that we let the pigs
    in power wallow
    grunting and snorting
    at the trough –
    have we had our fill
    as they kill life hallowed
    oinking “Not enough!”?
    When do we “trophy” them –
    mounted and stuffed?

  • jec jec

    The children need to wear personal radiation badges, each and everyone. THEN you have proof of exposure with all the hotspots..its the only way. Use sdomething like a RADTriage (TM) badges, sew into clothes to prevent teachers or others to remove or hide the situation, and protect your children! And yourselves. 30 dollars is cheap. There are lots of personal radiation badges, they can be sent in the mail, the size of a credit card, with sensors that change color based on radiation accumulated. Please…

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    New Tweet:
    (Reuters) – Japan will allow nuclear reactors to operate for up to 60 years in revised regulation­s on power plant operators even as it looks to SHIFT AWAY from atomic power in the wake of the Fukushima disaster.

    The move on Wednesday, which marks the first time Japan will set a limit on a reactor’s maximum lifespan, comes while the country debates a new energy strategy that is expected to give a greater role to RENEWABLE, CLEAN ENERGY SOURCES.

  • DukeNukem4ever DukeNukem4ever

    … 0.36 to 0.6 (or 0.7+ … right on the ground)… well that is what background rads in my neighborhood in Chuncheon, South Korea are … interestingly, there is a ton of gravel mixed in into the asphalt in this neighborhood and every building has a granite facade to boot … other areas in town (in which I could not see any embedded bits of gravel in the asphalt and where house facades are covered with other materials) have a background radiation level around 0.22 – 0.32 (uSv/hr) …

  • DukeNukem4ever,

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