Photo: 400+ microsieverts per hour at elementary school 60 kilometers from Fukushima Daiichi

Published: September 12th, 2012 at 11:15 am ET


A = Date City; Square = Fukushima Daiichi (Source: Google Maps)

Published: September 12th, 2012 at 11:15 am ET


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15 comments to Photo: 400+ microsieverts per hour at elementary school 60 kilometers from Fukushima Daiichi

  • chrisk9

    Next to or in the drain. Most certainly one hot particle. Could be anything including a fuel fragment. This is what they do not want to talk about. There are these particles all over the country. Walk over one -no big deal. Walk over one, get it stuck to your shoe, take it home-bigger deal. Get it stuck to your shoe, take off your shoe,get it on your hand-bigger deal yet. Get it stuck to your shoe,take it home, take off your shoe, get it stuck to your hand, make dinner, and get it into your dinner-huge deal.

    • andagi andagi

      Dear Chrisk9,
      Great post! Should be a public service announcement! Very effective, similar to 'this is your brain on drugs (egg frying) …any queations?' Thanks!

  • harengus_acidophilus

    426μSv/h ~ 3.7Sv/year

    Sounds like: "Darwin award, category group challenge"

    Incredible, I'm speechless…


  • TheWorldIsFüküd

    Holy god…

    Even at 2 microseivert Id be out!

    Can someone please explain to me why there arent nuclear protests in the States?

    Its like no1 gives a Füku…

    Ugh Im scared this sh¡t is going to happen in the US any day now…

    All it its is one EQ… and boom millions of lives affected…

    • Arizonan Arizonan

      Actually there are regular nuclear protests in the States, and people regularly go to jail for anti-nuke work. See the online and FB paper, The Nuclear Resister. They have been publicizing anti-nuke protests since the 70s, and are still the main source of info on protests here. Fantastic publication.

    • Radio VicFromOregon

      Lots of protests. Very little media coverage.

  • weeman

    Tell me their is no students at this school please.


      There ARE students at this elementary school, and it is only one of many places with micro hot spots like this. The man who took these photos is from Fukushima and he is involved with the class action lawsuit against the government and TEPCO officials as well as some specialists including Shunichi Yamashita.

      Another man, who evacuated from Tokyo and moved to western Japan, just took this 0.65μSv/h measurement in Shinjuku-ward, Tokyo, a few weeks ago.

      • Sickputer

        Thanks FRCSR…the blog is interesting.

        The .70 reading in the second photo is at Takadanobaba station also in Shinjuku-ward and it is famous as the "birth place" in 1963 of Astro Boy. We could use his help. *;-)

  • Estimating1 Estimating1

    Please watch this documentary and use the energy to get invovled. Look at what men and women and childrren are doing in India this week. We need to stand up for what is right!! Or we will pay later!
    let me kow what you think…

    • chrisk9

      This is a great documentary, gut wrenching and very sad, but great. Shame on the Japanese and TEPCO for allowing this.

  • GlowInTheDark GlowInTheDark

    400 mcSv/h is only less than a half of 950 mcSv/h found in Minamisoma-city. Yamashita would probably say it's only 9 times more than 100 mcSv/h safety level which he suggested.

  • I was thinking about Princess Diana last night, wishing she was alive today because she was one of the most outspoken celebrities who used her position for the good of humankind. The most famous woman in the world would not have sat in silence as millions of people were poisoned by this catastrophe. Sadly, there is no one willing to follow in her footsteps, not even her children.

    Where is Angelina Jolie? She goes around the world touting CFR BS about saving the children and refugees, and yet she and her more famous husband have not said a peep.

    The Huffington Post listed the 11 Most Inspiring Celebrity Activists Of 2011. Justin Beiber, Lady Gaga, Bono, Scarlett Johansen, Angelina Jolie, 50 cent, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, Elen Degerneres and Sheryl Crow – and these people have remained silent about the worst catastrophe facing humankind. Sheryl Crow was urging everyone to use a single piece of toilet paper to save the environment (while flying around the world as a Global Warming activist) and yet she says nothing. She had a brain turbo that she says was caused by cell phone use, and yet she says nothing about Fukushima that will cause death by cancer for hundreds of millions of people.

    Sadly, we live in a time where society takes its cues from celebrities, yet there is no one with the courage and intellect to take on Fukushima. These kids at this school will be dead within a year or two and no one "important" gives a…

  • Urban27

    To be around that school makes 0,4 mS x 8760 hours = 3500 milli Sieverts = 3.5 Sieverts per year..
    I think it is 175 times the limit..

    • Half of the children in the area have enlarged thyroids. They have been eating and drinking radioactive food for a year and a half and breathing in radiation 24/7. How long will these schoolchildren survive? What is their real accumulated exposure? Why is the evacuation zone minuscule compared to Chernobyl? Who is going to help these children?

      Via Wiki: Doses greater than 1 sievert received over a short time period are likely to cause radiation poisoning, possibly leading to death within weeks.

      How much longer until tens of thousands of children die of radiation poisoning or cancer? TEPCO said they will run out of workers in 5 years. I can imagine them using these dying children as slave labor, figuring that they will die anyway, so what is the harm in a little more radiation? Is that why they remain silent?