Japan Professor: Gov’t afraid to tell truth — Radiation 10 times higher than officials claim on Sept. 30 near Kyoto, 500 km from meltdowns

Published: October 1st, 2011 at 12:11 pm ET


Environment | Japan’s 3/11 Radiation Refugees, Linda Moulton Howe, September 29, 2011:

[… O]ne concerned university professor in September 2011 near Kyoto [500km from Fukushima] is measuring ground radiation where he lives in Otsu-City, Shiga Prefecture, at around .4 microsieverts/hour. That is at least ten times higher than the 0.03 microsieverts/hour background level the Japanese government asserts. That misinformation, the professor [Frank E. Daulton, Ryukoku University in Kyoto] says, is because the Japanese government is afraid to tell the truth. […]

h/t Anonymous tip

“The only way to understand how the government can present false data showing absolutely no effect of Fukushima in Western Japan — knowing that some day the lie will become apparent — is that things are far worse than anyone has imagined. Indeed in Japan, one does not tell someone with cancer than he/she has cancer; it may ‘upset’ them too much. I think, in the future, we will be given a similar excuse for the current cover-up.” -Prof. Frank E. Daulton, September 8, 2011

Published: October 1st, 2011 at 12:11 pm ET


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84 comments to Japan Professor: Gov’t afraid to tell truth — Radiation 10 times higher than officials claim on Sept. 30 near Kyoto, 500 km from meltdowns

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    FACE TO FACE I missed from the 28th. These guys have a great idea. Not only contact the MSM, contact their Sponsors telling them we will boycott THEM and their products until they ALL START TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT THE RADIATION FROM JAPAN.


  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    Could it also be from another source?? As not everything is too “peachy” in Japan…

    Btw – Theypoisonus, make yourself seen!

    *peach 🙂

  • What’s gonna happen when 100 million Japanese citizens demand to be relocated to North America?

    • larry-andrew-nils

      i’ll take some.

      • westcoastgirl westcoastgirl

        Hi, nice to see you posting, larry-andrew-nils. Stilljill and I were wondering where you had gone to.

        • larry-andrew-nils

          yeah, i’m here every day.

          i stopped posting complaints because i have that counter going to occiferdave and then it’s coming here.

          i am waiting.

          i don’t know what to think anymore.

          i’ll test my area when i can and then i’ll feel like i know how fukushima has affected me.

          i am indoors with my filters. they’re just activated charcoal for getting the smell out of a marijuana grow-show… but i hope they work.

          i will test this filter that i have been sucking air into the house with… i hope it is ok.

          so i wait for this and it keeps me quiet.

          i’ll get noisy if my readings demand noise.

          i’m no longer afraid to die anyways.

          when i do write, emotions come and they don’t have a base to cling to. fears are there from word of mouth that it should be there.
          i really need to see readings to know how to feel.

          i feel that high readings will make me very angry toward the government of canada.

          i need to see my local readings in person.
          i am somewhat skeptical.

          well, this post was probably too long.

          • westcoastgirl westcoastgirl

            So far, my geiger counter readings have been pretty normal. But it seems like people have found high radiation in Canada.

            But there has definitely been an increase of cesium (and sometimes iodine, probably other stuff, too) in the bay area. I’m sure I haven’t gotten all the areas.

            I did test a water filter, though, and it was not too bad.

          • Steven Steven

            larry I think what you are doing re the GC’s is admirable, but – and I hate to ‘but’ after a statement like that, sorry – but I think the nuclear science people have sold us a bag of kangaroo feathers there mate. Not saying the things are totally useless, just that they don’t tell the full story.

            I can see the possibility of initially concerned citizens doing some tests and relaxing after getting moderate readings. Meanwhile the occassional plutonium ‘fuel flea’ or whatever drifts past your face undetected – hopefully not inhaled.

          • StillJill StillJill

            Larry,…you are so NOT alone! There must be levels to Fuku acceptance,…and I’m stuck in between two such levels it feels. As another cancer buddy,..you understand the ’emotional toll’,….indeed, they come in waves now, rendering me an emotional basket case.

            The past 10 days or so have been harder than my solitary cancer march these past 2.5 years! I am breathless with emotions,…only God can help me, ‘us’ now.

    • gr81 gr81

      We ship the free-loading, ungrateful, genocidal islamic death cult OUT, and ship an equal number of Japanese IN.

      We do the same with ALL other ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS!

      Unfortunately America may not be able to afford all 100 million if that is a real number.

      I’m sure several other countries will be willing to do the same!

    • many moons

      They would probably prefer to go to South America. Southern Hemisphere has much less of their pollution.

      • arclight arclight

        hi many moons
        unfortunately, the winds from japan are currently spewing into the southern hemisphere….no where to run, so to speak, peace!

  • dka

    agree, boycott will have a powerful effect.
    I am boycotting all products from Japan and asking all my friends and family to do the same.

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      Yeah if one of you great writers could write a FORM LETTER that we all could send. Sign it: WE WANT THE TRUTH TRUTHERS. 🙂

      • Whoopie Whoopie

        “Just gimme the Truth!”
        “All we want is the Truth!”
        John Lennon

      • Erin

        White House petition – End nuclear power – please sign!

        Hi Whoopie and everyone — please sign and spread the word if you agree and can find the time! Opening the discussion in the WH is one small step in getting our govt. to tell the truth.


        End the use of nuclear energy in the United States.

        The best available science has taught us that radioactive substances are extremely hazardous to human health. Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, the ongoing crisis in Fukushima, as well as recent U.S. nuclear accidents can leave no doubt — nuclear energy is neither safe nor clean. Please end the use of nuclear energy, and use the funds currently invested in advancing nuclear power to support safer alternatives, such as wind and solar.


        If anyone here has time to spread this around, I’d be grateful. Unfortunately, I just don’t have time to publicize this much at all. This week it’s plumbing problems and a sick child — “real life” just doesn’t give me enough hours in a day. So, if you support this petition, please spread the word!

        Thanks very much!


        Dear friends,

        I wanted to let you know about a new petition I created on We the People, a
        new feature on WhiteHouse.gov, and ask for your support. Will you add your
        name to mine? If this petition gets 5,000 signatures by October 30, 2011,
        the White House will review it and respond!

        We the People allows anyone to create and sign petitions asking the Obama
        Administration to take action on a range of issues. If a petition gets
        enough support, the Obama Administration will issue an official response.

        You can view and sign the petition here:


        Here’s some more information about this petition:

        End the use of nuclear energy in the United States.
        The best available science has taught us that radioactive substances are
        extremely hazardous to human health. Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, the
        ongoing crisis in Fukushima, as well as recent U.S. nuclear accidents can
        leave no doubt — nuclear energy is neither safe nor clean. Please end the
        use of nuclear energy, and use the funds currently invested in advancing
        nuclear power to support safer alternatives, such as wind and solar.

        • Whoopie Whoopie

          Thanks Erin. I will sign and SPREAD IT AROUND.
          Great work!! I’m so EXCITED!!

        • lam335 lam335

          I agree with the ultimate goal of ending all nuclear power, but I’m concerned that this petition is too general and non-specific to have any actual effect. The odds of them immediately shutting down and decommissioning all reactors is zero. If we said not to fund the building of any more (and to put that money into renewables instead) or not to continue renewing existing reactors’ licenses beyond their originally intended lifespan, that might be somewhat more likely to get results. Alternatively, Beyond Nuclear this summer had an email petition calling specifically for the immediate shutdown of all GE Boiling Water reactors with the Mark I containment (i.e., all reactors identical to those that failed at Fukushima).

          I don’t mean to disrespect your efforts, as ending all nuclear power is also my goal, but the question that occurs to me is: is the purpose of this petition merely to express our feelings about nuclear, or are you hoping that it might have at least a shot at achieving some actual results. If the latter, I do think a petition that spells out more specific goals would be more effective. I actually think a petition that calls for shutting down all the BWR Mark I’s probably has the best chance of getting serious consideration by people in Washington at this time (though even this thought is probably wishful thinking).

          • lam335 lam335

            My comments above are in reference to the petition that says “Please end the use of nuclear energy.” I think the other petition linked above, which specifically calls for shutting down “aging” reactors, is somewhat more effective since it points to some particular things that we want the government to do (though I’m still very pessimistic about whether the NRC will actually be persuaded).

          • Erin

            While I share your pessimism about the chances of getting the NRC to make any changes, I think both petitions are important in terms of starting the discussion. Even 50,000 or 500,000 signatures won’t end nuclear energy here, but I believe the more signatures we collect, the more seriously the WH will take the issue.

            In any case, thanks to everyone who’s looked it over and considered signing. And if you don’t like my wording — please PLEASE write your own and get them talking about the dangers of nuclear energy in the WH!!! The only reason I submitted this petition is that I couldn’t find another one asking them to do away with nuclear power completely, and I personally believe that’s what needs to be done.

            Oh, and thanks for the other link Whoopie — I signed on.

        • lam335 lam335

          okay, I signed both. Here’s another I found re: ending subsidies for new reactors:

          The Fukushima nuclear disaster has forever destroyed the myth that nuclear power is clean or green: clean energy plants do not explode and release toxic radiation across the globe. That this accident occurred in a highly-industrialized country using U.S.-supplied technology only underscores the inherent danger of nuclear power.

          For the past two years, you have requested that Congress increase the funds available for loans for new nuclear reactor construction by $36 Billion. Congress has not done so.

          We ask you now to end taxpayer support for new nuclear reactors. Specifically, we ask you not to request any additional funds for the Department of Energy’s nuclear loan guarantee program, nor for the research and development of new nuclear reactors, in the FY 2013 budget and future budgets.


          • Erin

            Re: petition to end funding new reactors

            Thanks a bunch – for the sigs and the link! Just signed on, too.

            (Sorry it took me so long to notice your post, and my apologies to anyone else I missed or will miss in the future!)

    • many moons

      Ditto and I think we should insist they not burn their toxic radioactive waste.

    • StillJill StillJill

      That’s just because they simply CAN NOT fathom someone caring about something without getting paid somehow!

      • Whoopie Whoopie

        They are sick, aren’t they SJ. Glad to see some new posters there. I’m holding back awhile and see how it develops. Got to get off here so prob wont be til later.

    • many moons

      Whoopi it’s probably the trolls only line of defense, calling others trolls!

      • Anthony Anthony

        Yeah Whoopie I agree with many moons on this one. I would personally just address their accusations with a simple yet sassy:

        “Takes one to know one.”

        Assholes. Pardon my french indeed.

  • Daruma

    if you tape Kansai contamination on youtube search bar, you easily fall on his videos. I already saw them and it’s really informative. I am agree with him on most of the things he pointed out, but i personally don’t think there is a huge need to evacuate western Japan (at least not yet). What is the most shocking about this news, it’s the fact governement just hide stuff about contamination in western Japan,but we all know the reason why.. Plus people from western Japan aren’t concerned much about contamination, in Kansai where is kyoto and shiga prefectures, foods coming from eastern Japan are actively and openly sold. Most of people just don’t care, because they are used to think what is sold to them is just safe. Although there are more and more people fighting for safety about foods and school meals (yes even in school meals, it’s affected by cheaper foods from eastern Japan). People should take more and more precaution even in western Japan, on west coast of america and canada there were found some really high levels of contamination due to rain and jetstream, somewhere it’s even worse than in kansai area but there is coming the problem with foods…

    • Daruma

      Japanese governement tries since the beginning of the accident to sell foods from contaminated area throughout japan even in okinawa. There are many ingredients coming from most affected areas (which are among the most powerful agricultural centers in Japan, Tohoku for example mainly lives by agricultural stuffs) the governement tries to diluate with other less contaminated things. Example they mixed rice from fukushima with rice from Niigata, they also make eat hays from Miyagi to beefs coming from safer zone like Matsusaka beefs in Mie prefecture or Kobe beefs from Hyogo. if Singapore finds some irradiated foods from Hyogo it doesn’t surprise me at all, knowing the actual politics of japanese governement about foods… it is more and more hard to find safe foods in Japan and in area like in Tokyo it’s already herculean to find safe foods. There are not enough movements for stopping this, or when there is governement doesn’t listen them or simply conceal them… It’s really worrying stuff, so yeah i am agree with this man, a growing exodus will happen in the future if nothing is done for it..

      • Whoopie Whoopie

        Thanks for that Daruma. Exodus is right. Scary to think about – but it WILL happen, I’m sure.
        Close the borders, lock up shop…throw away the key.

        • Daruma

          you’re welcome Whoopie. For the moment i personally think people should move on western Japan and western Japan people such the ones living in Shiga should be more careful about radiation… it’s not a dangerous area like eastern Japan (Tokyo is far much dangerous zone than kansai for example, living in kansai is way much safer) but they mustn’t underestimate risk.. The should at least take precautions, dealing with radiation… recently in Kansai area, they had an event about promoting Hokkaido foods, but some people were really worried about this because there is simply no way to know if it’s really from hokkaido or just false labeled… Someone from Kyoto told me it’s even quite hard to find locally grown foods. Adding the fact japanese governement is mixing radioactive foods with non radioactive ones. This is just pure madness but i got a good news, someone posted a japanese article about school meals in kanto area on facebook, it was saying an independent group of parents pressure mayors from kanto area a lot for giving safer foods for children. Now they will be labeled correctly (I hope so) and it will be only western japan foods (kyuushuu, shikoku, chugoku or kansai) or some foods coming abroad

      • alasanon

        This sounds like a replay of Chernobyl… I have a friend from Moscow. She grew up carefully checking labels and confirming the source of each thing she ate or drank in Russia. She still does it reflexively as a habit, although she now lives in a “safe” part of Europe. Gratefully, she’s very healthy and such a talent!
        If only U.S. American citizens would realize that we are now the Europe on the map, the next continent to receive fallout, as during the Chernobyl accident…
        But, Fukushima Daiichi is more radioactive, ongoing for over a half a year, AND yet uncontained… :/

  • StillJill StillJill

    Yes,…and we will immediately see the Border Control agents really doing their job,…they will close the borders! Orders will be given to ‘shoot to kill’!

  • dka

    Can we go pick it up in order to make a small bomb? Or a few poisonous potions?

    To let people living there is insanity.

  • What’s he know, he’s just a professor.

    …Tepco are nuclear specialists, they would never lie or exagerate because they are trustworthy…..Just like the
    World Banksters.

    red red wine

  • arclight arclight

    liked the anti cut and paste software on her site/sarc and only $40.00 subscription!/sarc…then went off to greener pastures…..
    not alot on yer man either?
    somebody better tell him the bad news about australia getting the southerly winds from japan possibly for the winter 🙁 but the usa should be ok…….errrr….never mind….seen any pastures around??

  • Elenin Velikovsky Elenin Velikovsky

    Arc, you ready for this?
    -Human Conduct is Ever Unreliable,
    Until Anchored in the Divine.
    Everything in Future will Improve,
    if you are Making a Spiritual Effort Now.-

    -Swami Sri Yukteswar,
    quoted from Autobiography of a Yogi
    Paramahansa Yogananda.

    This World is Not My Home!
    Attachment Causes Suffering.
    Be Not of this World.
    Man does not live by bread alone,
    but every Word which proceedeth
    from the mouth of God.

    • arclight arclight

      a hindu saying i like is:

      “Living in water and being an enemy of the crocodile is not good”


      oh and 100+ for the post

    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      I have an attorney that makes me repeat ..There is no accounting for human nature.
      Humans are evolutionary failures.
      Futuristic vision never got past the science fiction ..we have read in our youths.
      Bigger guns …same human BS..

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Sometimes ..I muse upon the ancient scholars..Chinese ..Greek..Roman..
    I see them turn away…face into their books..in horror and fatigue from consideration of the affairs of State.
    Centuries of Man’s existence..SPENT….gone wasted…
    With this in mind…so much of this could be passed off…as the plight of human …samo samo…BUT… now the stakes are too high.
    Humans must evolve.

  • WindorSolarPlease

    We knew the levels were higher than reported. However, 10 times higher is a lot.

    Quote: Prof. Daulton is now preparing to evacuate his wife and four children to Australia or the United States.

    I don’t believe these two areas are safe.

    US is getting layers after layers with problems with our own plants and plus US does mine.

    Australia has mines also, and there is a very good possibility they are also getting radiation from Fukushima as well.

    Toadmac is starting to report levels and it doesn’t look good.

    Steven says, possible reason:
    There’s an ocean current that passes near Japan and crosses the equator, circumnavigating Australia.
    From there it seems possible that the natural process of evaporation thence precipitation would visit this obscenity on Australia from the sky, just as surely as if we were located north of the equator under the circulating atmospheric contamination.

    I believe that Toadmac is getting high readings, and I think Steven has the answer for this.

    So, the question remains “Where is it Safer?” I don’t believe it’s the US, Australia, or any where near these currents.
    Either are Countries who have mines, or who has Nuclear Plants.

    • WindorSolarPlease

      Correction…US is getting layers after layers from Fukishima, we have problems with our own plants, and plus US does mine.

      • WindorSolarPlease

        I need an edit button. Can’t believe I spelled this wrong. I have been writing this word for months.

    • arclight arclight

      wsp at the moment the wind currents come from japan , down the chinese coast and into indonesia… that puts it firmly in the southern hemisphere between two major opposing wind systems

      oh and whats happened to the forums page?????

      • WindorSolarPlease

        Hi arclight,

        Does this mean, these currents will now effect the whole Southern Hemisphere?

        Thank You

        • arclight arclight

          i cant find out if these winds are regularly yearly winter air flows..but the current direction can be seen as moving southward along thechina coast and if i connect dots here that is probaly the best migration route for the mutton birds on thier return to tasmania from japan….see nuchs post on the web discussion page…shows birds on reactor 1….alot of birds!! 🙁

          i dont know when these winds will change…it will take a better man/woman than me to work it out….but im keeping my beedy eye on this under reported situation as is toadmac!

          • arclight arclight

            wsp …found your answer!

            “Enhanced cross-equatorial moisture transport due to the southerly surge appears to be linked to precipitation along the west coast of the southern Indo-China Peninsula. A case study of the southerly surge event during August 2000 illustrates the formation of the equatorial clockwise gyre and its convectively coupled equatorial Rossby wave signature.”


          • Steven Steven

            I had a feeling we weren’t going to dodge this bullet.

            A short (approximate) quote from the movie Zulu:

            Trooper: “Why us, Colour Sergeant?”

            C.Sergeant: “Because we’re ‘ere lad… because we’re ‘ere.”

          • WindorSolarPlease

            Thank You arclight Steven, Toadmac, and reVivre for all this information. Everyone does a wonderful job in informing in here. You all are great.

            I was hoping that these areas would be spared longer than this.

            This is an unbelievable time, I can understand why so many don’t want to even acknowledge how bad this is.

            This disaster is not getting better. The longer this goes on, can only cause damage to more and more people. This is definitely a global problem.

            The professionals/officials have data, to bad they can’t do charts on where the heaviest and less radiated area’s are in the world.

            Toadmac..Listen to a Grandma, wear gloves while doing experiments. Be Safe

            Thank You again for all the information

        • arclight arclight

          revivre…nice post! the first link clearly shows air currents moving into the southern hemisphere and dependant on weather systems..gets spread around there!
          the second was harder to understand but large weather systems can send contamination just about anywhere by the look of it….

          • reVivre

            @arclight – yes there’s always an exchange between the two hemispheres, they only take months instead of weeks within each hemisphere. An actual threat to the opposit hemisphere is not given but on the long any pollution will be dispersed world-wide. Except of course for that which had already fallen out before – but by reburning the wasts over and over again Japan will make sure that the radiation will be spead more equitable ;(

            ps: I linked the second one for our special friends in Australia 😉

          • reVivre

            ups – for not to get mistaken: with ‘actual’ I meant direct, immediate or short-term

          • WindorSolarPlease

            I agree, it does look as if weather systems can send contamination just about anywhere.

            Many have picked up and moved to the Southern Hemisphere, it doesn’t look like it will do them any good now.

            I thought there could be some imported food from there that would be safe, guess not.

  • Sickputer

    I like Fukashambles or Nukashima also.

    BTW…anybody up for a trip Tokyo Disneyland? Bring your really thick hazmat suit!

    Chiba Prefecture is latest hotspot…but we unofficially knew that, didn’t we?


  • Arizonan Arizonan

    Stop the nuke-killer corporations! Dr Helen Calidicott speaks at OccupyWallSt.org NY General Assembly Sun. Oct. 2, 7 pm! Live: http://www.livestream.org/globalrevolution

  • Sickputer

    Got caught in the downtime…oh well…

    briefer version:

    Anybody want to go to Tokyo Disneyland? Bring the hazmat suits!

    Chiba Prefecture whose western parts are considered in the Tokyo metro area and the site for Disneyland is now officially a hot spot:


  • Sickputer

    Aerial surveys show radiation in Chiba Prefecture. Parts of Chiba in the west are considered Tokyo metro area and it includes Tokyo Disneyland:


    Excerpt from same article:

    “unconfirmed report of high radiation readings on outdoor seating at Tokyo Disneyland in July”

    SP: Uh oh…now somebody is going to have to answer to the Disney corporation for this!

  • zapped zapped

    I wonder how the rodents and such are fairing so far at and around Fukushima, given they are about 2 to 3 generations into this ie 50 days to mature and 20 gestation periods.Also eating contaminated grain and fruit.And living close to the ground as in the case of mice and rats.
    Could studying them be a prologue to our fate as well?We ain’t mice but hey, just wondered.

  • James Tekton James Tekton

    Yeah, they ain’t tellin us all the truth here either and it isn’t about being affraid.

    This news is not news to many here who already saw this coming and worse still yet to come. What again is our main priority is what is in OUR back yard. Do you know what is in yours?

    We had a busy beaver day in the garden and here is the fruit to share from the new u-tube channel. We spoke to the usage of CPM or Milli-sieverts and felt a check in Milli-Sieverts was in order.:


    And new links to the two albums that have been established here with some new pictures in them:



    Freaks Section:


    Share it all you all want…please…people need to know what the deal is…and it sure is not normal and sure should not be hidden under the carpet by the babylonian govts and bankster controllers any more.

    Of course, all this may be a moot point if this baby (2009TM8) hits the planet which we are not giving any energy into, rather we see these things and continue to think outside of the box.


    Shows this object in RED!


  • Ive been reading everyone’s comments and reading all the headlines, and I have been debating on making my own account to post some of my thoughts too. I’m not a journalist or nuclear engineer I’m just a person. Maybe now I can share some of the news I have come across, and maybe help spread some truth.

    • westcoastgirl westcoastgirl

      Hi,and welcome…any new input and insight is always appreciated! I am definitely no nuclear expert; I have learned more about nuclear power plants (and isotopes, and dangers)than I ever wanted to know on this site.

    • arclight arclight

      welcome to the site, all help is appreciated, 🙂

    • Rosie

      Yes please!

    • Steven Steven

      Hi jake. At some point one of our resident well-meaning but slightly trigger happy sentinels will call you a ‘shill’. Don’t take it personally, explain the offending comment (for the benefit of others – it won’t get the ‘shill patrol’ off your back) and move on.

      There’s a silent majority of quite bright folk here, they don’t give out free cyberhugs (very often) but they are watching, and they know the truth.

    • Misitu

      Welcome, bienvenido.

      Say, ask.

  • Elenin Velikovsky Elenin Velikovsky

    Right On Steven!
    “Zulu” favorite: ” Well they’ve got a Fine Bass Section,
    I’ll grant you that, but they’ve no Top Tenors, that’s for sure!”
    welcome Jake Williams….
    isn’t it funny, looking at the Rad-warning sign you chose
    for your icon…it looks strikingly like Kachina-art.
    Those Hopis are about to be revealed as more savvy than
    the big 2012 Mayan Hype.