NHK Special: ‘Unexpected finding’ revealed in Tochigi Prefecture — 17 times radiation limit in front of school (VIDEO)

Published: August 12th, 2012 at 1:33 pm ET


Title: Fukushima Radiation Fallout : Mapping the levels of local radiation
Source: Green Style Japan
Date Aired: Feb. 09 2012
Date Uploaded: Aug 11, 2012
Uploaded by: MissingSky101

Nasu town in Tochigi Prefecture is located ~100 km from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant

At ~1:30 in

Detailed measurements revealed an unexpected finding — Some places where rainwater accumulated had extremely high concentrations of radiation. The ground right below the traffic signal in front of the school had 17 times the limit.

At the bottom of a hill, soil decontaminated 3 months ago returned to a high level.


Published: August 12th, 2012 at 1:33 pm ET


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29 comments to NHK Special: ‘Unexpected finding’ revealed in Tochigi Prefecture — 17 times radiation limit in front of school (VIDEO)

  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    This constant string of bad news is going to expand and continue for 40 million years plus.

    I just don't see how the world's governments can allow the world's children to be constantly exposed to this, and not tell their parents – at the least – how to minimize their exposure.

    Infanticide, mass murder, genocide, what else do we call it?

    • rambojim

      Arrogant and brain-dead leaders of a now toppled country..

    • hbjon hbjon

      We call it a battle. In one corner we have the ruthless, merciless, unyielding, Fuku Monster. And in the other corner we have humble, smiling, peaceful, generous, kind, and unaware people who never heard the bell ring. They don't know how to put up their dukes. It's impossible to fight an insidious enemy like what we're all up against.

      • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

        All attempts must be made to fight this "battle"..despite almost complete handicap.( sad)
        Of course many reasons.
        But ..I'll offer a personal one.
        I will always battle on..because..when my children and their children ask me ..what I did..what I tried to do to stop this..
        ..I want to be able to tell them ..I gave it everything I had.

      • rambojim


        You're right of course. Would you not like to get every Japanese citizen by the neck and just shake some sense into them. Their government has done everything for them all these years,even taught them how to think.They are like little lost lambs that don't know their way home. They are sweet,kind of heart and loving people I am sure.The government of Japan should be ashamed of themselves for what they did not do. The USSR did a hell of a lot more by relocating thousands of their citizens after Chernobyl. The government of Japan did nothing…

      • jump-ball jump-ball

        @hbjon: "It's impossible to fight an insidious enemy like what we're all up against.":

        Oppressed citizens of middle-east-north-african MENA dictatorships have been expressing the same futility for decades, but the 2011 self-immolation act of one person, Mohamed_Bouazizi, set off a tinderbox of public resentment that quickly overturned three insidious neighboring regimes.

        My guess is that it will take a similar tragic individual act or incident to bring the increasingly pent-up Japanese civilian anti-nuclear awareness to the point of open revolt against the otherwise insidiously impossible forces of the corporate-government enemy:

    • BringoutYourDead

      Profit, is what's it's called. We humans just live for today. Why should we worry about those we leave to clean up our mess?

      It sucks, but it is the truth. A very sad, and cold truth. I wish it was not so, but wish in one hand and shit in the other, and see which one fills up first.

    • kintaman kintaman

      Humans will not be around long enough to report this.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Unbelievable that a country would risk (their country) by allowing nuclear plants.

    • many moons

      It's not the country, it's the greedy MF who have found any way they can to grab money…they don't care about their life or anyone elses….they care about money and embrace the illusions that follow a lot of money without work or responsibility….several generations of arrested development in powerful positions ready to throw anyone under the bus for money.
      No responsibility or respect for others.
      If politicians and leaders had to take a vow of poverty the world would be managed in a different way.

  • StPaulScout StPaulScout

    We, the entire northern hemisphere, are already fucked. Get used to it. Reactor 3's SFP 'should be in the middle of the picture somewhere but we don't see it', AND it ejected almost all of it's core. Huge amounts of spent fuel and active core were vaporized, aerisolized, turned to dust, whatever you want to call it, and are now being deposited everywhere the wind blows. Party on dudes!

    • rambojim

      I think I'm going to tell the little lady to squeeze into the hot pants she bought in 1974,make a half gallon of very dry martini's,light up the $18.00 Cuban I've been saving for a special occasion, and party like its 1999!!

    • Jebus Jebus

      ya, party like a childs life is worth $9.99 🙁

      the world is broken…

      • StPaulScout StPaulScout

        "party like a childs life is worth $9.99 "

        You came up with this comment based on WHAT that Rambo and I said? Has it occured to you that maybe, just maybe, there is absolutely nothing anyone can do about any of this?

        • rambojim


          Amen brother….

        • Jebus Jebus

          Nope, just expressing my frustration. I'm kinda snarky today.

          And yes, there is nothing that any ONE of us can do individually, except keep trying to wake people up.

          • StPaulScout StPaulScout

            I say let em sleep thru it. A bunch of them being oblivious to the facts won't be such a bad thing. After all, if the ship is sinking and there will be NO survivors, let them go thru their motions. I do belive that wich I say. I do believe 3 will kill us all.

            • Jebus Jebus

              I'm tryin to keep my glass half full, cause if we all give up, my first comment to this thread is validated.
              I do not want that to be true…

              • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

                I too try to keep on keeping on. Got mildly told off this week at the coffeeshop. I was describing some of the images of the children recently born in Chernobyl. A man (55 yrs old) at the table spoke up saying he had nothing to do with those birth defects & didn't cause Chernobyl or Fukushima so stop talking about it.

                But even though there are those refusing to listen at all, other friends & I talk at length about world issues.

                Always keep in mind as we know at some point at least some of the truth gets out. So if you have spoken to one person, who later will see a news article, they will remember a bit of the info you shared. This will help them see the bigger picture a bit.

                I simply cannot know what I know & not warn people. Otherwise I am no better than all the people who know & will not speak up or out to protect the children.

                Just imagine if a large group of scientists, Doctors, Government officials, & various specialists & professors agreed to speak out as one…& did what was required to remove children from hotspots. Roll out the army, use its resources to supply food & shelter in no time at all.

                After that they could worry about permanent shelter. But those children would be away from those hotspots.

                • Time Is Short Time Is Short

                  There are those that feel compelled to speak out, and there are those that feel it's better to let the unknowing die unknowing.

                  We are all compelled to do what we feel is right. Is there any one correct answer? No.

                  Will the truthtellers run into a deeply rooted attitude of denial from most people? Absolutely. Telling people the whole of living life on this planet is in the process of dying an ugly death is not something they want to hear, even if they know it's possible. There is a global subconscious refusal to accept what is happening. Only a very few have the strength to deal with this.

                  I think we have all been through the abyss on this, and most of those still here have made it through, but not without a tremendous amount of pain and suffering. We have lost some, and we wish them well. A few will come back.

                  This is something mankind has never had to deal with – its' own extinction. And not just us, but every living thing. This isn't the result of a cosmic event that no one could stop, this is the result of a few people deciding nuclear weapons, and that which is required to support them, is allowable, knowing this outcome is entirely predictable.

                  Imagine these increasingly accurate news headlines in Japan blasted across every newspaper in the world. Things are going to get much worse.

                  • CBuck CBuck

                    This is like a horror movie. Since finding ENENews, I have been glued to it, trying to find more information on what is going on and what can be done. Thank heavens there are so many knowledgable people on the subject who post here.
                    I regularly post a link to this page on my facebook and send it to family and friends. Pretty much I'm starting to become "the crazy cat lady", to a lot of people. They simply don't dare to accept it or they think it is paranoia.
                    That is the scariest part of all…the facts are right here to see but nobody will open their eyes.

  • arclight arclight

    Secret food sampling in Japan, findings concur with Greenpeace findings!
    MIRMC a collection of nuclear and health related professionals that have access to a spectrometer have been double checking food contamination.. Their findings concur generally with Greenpeace findings they say!
    MIRMC Report 1. Comparison with Greenpeace

    Video here.. testing milk

    Published on Aug 12, 2012 by guardianofmiyagi

    and a link here to the Greenpeace information

    Greenpeace puts pressure on Japan to tighten radiation restrictions after more than half of tested seafood shows up positive for radioactive cesium
    Monday, October 31, 2011

    Learn more:

    anyone got info on recent greenpeace testing?? last i know of was october!

  • Jebus Jebus

    According to this guy, it's time for lunch…

    Food for thought from Japan's no-go zone, Fukushima

    BITE into the char-grilled pork with salt and wasabi at Kenji Suzuki's Tokyo restaurant 47 Dining, and you can taste the delicate flavour that comes from the special herbs fed to the pigs.

    The meat is delicious, but when you tell other people you are eating here, they may raise their eyebrows, especially if they are Westerners.

    Suzuki opened 47 Dining – which serves only food from Fukushima prefecture – just a few months after the tsunami amid concerns about the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident.

    Caesium is an herb now?

    • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

      "you can taste the delicate flavour that comes from the special herbs fed to the pigs"…had to read that twice, thought they were serving up politicians & Tepco CEOs…my bad 😛

    • chrisk9

      I have eaten Fukushima's pork many times and it is wonderful. Did not know they were fed a special diet of herbs. When we were young a lot of the sushi and sushi mi was a little scary to us at first. So we could always fall back on the great pork that was served. Sadly will never be eating it again.

  • Sol Man

    This event is proof that we live in the worst of times. We have allowed the corporations' demand for profit to be placed above the welfare of our brothers and sisters, and even worse, the needs of our progeny. The CU decision by the shallow 5 on the SC of the U.S. is proof certain.

  • chrisk9

    It is sad that the man in the video thinks that it is possible to reduce the radiation levels to near zero. Decontamination work is very hard to do in a closed off room. Harder to do in a closed off and controlled exterior area. And absolutely impossible in the real world and communities.
    This is basically dust. Try removing all the dust from your house. Then make believe that some of the dust particles are hotter than others. But then use meters to detect the hotter particles that must be very close to the particles to detect them. Finish your cleaning and open the drapes to see if any dust is left floating about. Then run around the room and see if more dust is seen. Now survey the room again and check the cracks or uneven surfaces. Now rinse and repeat for days. One could even steam clean the room. You will gain on the problem but very slowly. Now how long will it take for the next house, the playground, the country?
    The increased readings outside are coming from different sizes and strengths of hot particles. Some are small and not very important, others are dangerous to get on your skin or to ingest. Clean all you like but it is not going to get better. Rain and weather will slowly send some of this through storm drain and blow somewhere else, but it is not going to just be cleaned up or disappear on its own.

    • many moons

      Decontamination works well…it's a matter of defining an area and eliminating everything in it. With, Decontamination, the problem is where do you put the contamination that you have taken from one area…that means contaminating another area or recontaminating that other area.
      That's where the problem lies…and in all that shuffling of contamination it might get spread around a little too.
      The true definition of futile.