Japan Paper: Radiation failing to drop in Fukushima towns, despite ‘decontamination’ — “Levels haven’t changed at all”

Published: June 27th, 2013 at 11:58 am ET


Title: Fallout decontamination efforts falling short
Source: Jiji
Date: June 28, 2013

‘Cleaned’ Fukushima municipalities find radiation failing to drop

[…] In the town of Hirono, where most of the 1,908 households have supposedly been decontaminated, many are finding the radiation levels haven’t changed at all. […]

If radiation levels don’t drop enough in the first round, more decontamination may have to be considered, [Senior Vice Environment Minister Shinji Inoue] said, suggesting a second round might be offered after the program is reviewed this summer.

But since the ministry hasn’t explicitly promised to do such work again, municipalities are increasingly concerned about the future of the decontamination process. […]

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Published: June 27th, 2013 at 11:58 am ET


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13 comments to Japan Paper: Radiation failing to drop in Fukushima towns, despite ‘decontamination’ — “Levels haven’t changed at all”

  • weeman

    Never to be decontaminated, you can decontaminate the area but unfortunately the contamination is on going and re contaminated by wind and rain etc, never mind that we still have criticality on going at the plant.
    Get the hell out of Dodge, you can not clean up it is perminently in ecosystem.

  • You don't have to be a rocket scientist. Mostly all their doing is power washing buildings given the pictures I've seen. I remember driving a chemical truck. If something spilled on the floor the best thing I could do for myself was to leave the spill alone. To sweep it up would mean some of the chemical dust in the air I was forced to breathe in the box of the truck. So I would just leave it alone and step around the mess.

    Japan is engaged in disaster control mode. Pretending to fix a problem that they know can't be fixed. A large population on a small island. Trying to keep as many people as possible in a contaminated area. No immediate danger. Cancer in ten years.

  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    Trying to decontaminate Fukushima, or any other lethal radiation-saturated area, is known technically as "pissing on a fan".

  • We Not They Finally

    Will they be RE-decontaminating people's homes (not possible anyway) before or after the residents fall fatally ill? Or have a genetically damaged child? Or are sterilized by the radiation?

  • ftlt

    How do you clean it up???

    This comes from a fairytale mindset – that things will always get better…

    That "life should be good not better" is the only way for humans to go forward..

    On any day, on NPR, you will hear of some story of a new life prolonging miracle drug research.. Never minding or questioning that millions must suffer or even die to avail the means to produce/provide it for the special few who may ever benefit from it…

    We are a mad and myopic species …

    "Let them eat radioactive cake" will be the mindset of the special ones behind their lead lined walls in the not too distant future – if we stay on this path…

    Soon, the "yuppie" NPR breaking medical research stories will be on cures for radioactive exposure – of course, for the special ones… Right!!

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    It's just a good show..to appease the people…and make plenty of money for the private contractors.
    That's all.
    The corium has left the building..situation ongoing.
    How is decontamination possible?

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Radiation is continuously emanating from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

  • nedlifromvermont

    Decontamination???? Yeah, right.

    They learned about the biological vectors at Oak Ridge.

    Some honest scientists (a la Gofman) tried to warn us.

    It doesn't work.

    GE brings really really really bad things to life.

    Radioactive Japan.

    Kill Nuke … all Nuke … bombs and especially civilian NPP's.

    They were never, ever needed. Big time fraud. Waste of money, lives etc.

    Stupid smart people … engineer fraudsters … big money wankers …


  • jec jec

    The victims in Fukushima must be starting to feel radiation illnesses, one being loss of energy. They are getting so tired, and its so difficult to fight. Their doctors are not helping, their hands are tied by the government. The victims will die sooner than they should, death causes will be called mental 'depression'. A "clean" way to end a life instead of blame to the government. Sad.

  • Corium has left the building

    "Money set aside to help earthquake, tsunami and nuclear victims has been allocated to power companies, officials in Japan said Friday, a move that could fuel fury among people who lost their homes.

    About 10 billion yen ($100 million) of the 25 trillion yen pledged for disaster recovery over several years has been reserved to offset costs for utility companies that were ordered to shut nuclear power plants in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster."


  • Putting more people at risk with this decontamination theory!!!


  • the ongoing situation of lethal doses of radiation and the "no immediate threat" is one of the biggest reasons I ignore a lot of the top gamers in the alternative news. like Jones and Corbett and Riviero.
    James Corbett lives "in the sunny climes of western japan" and just had a child,his first and likely last. Surrendering the child to the nuclear nightmare of japan is a form of kamikaze/hari kari mental illness I just can't comprehend.
    I saw Tokyo is vying for the olympics for 2020,, the insanity of it all just boggles the mind.