Report: 17 microsieverts/hr detected on cars from Japan — Russia rejects shipment

Published: August 11th, 2011 at 11:57 am ET


Column of the Day: Boycott Japanese products, Fukushima Diary by Mochizuki on August 10, 2011:

Today, Russia rejected importing cars from Japan because they detected 17uSv/h. […]

Does anyone have a link to other reports about this finding?

Published: August 11th, 2011 at 11:57 am ET


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24 comments to Report: 17 microsieverts/hr detected on cars from Japan — Russia rejects shipment

  • Toadmac

    Looks like the dock workers in Australia had good reason to be concerned when unloading cars from Japan!

    Perhaps the workers should have insisted they drive away in one of the vehicles and followed them to see how safe they really were?

  • James Tekton James Tekton

    One can only wonder what is coming from Japan to the usa that is NOT being checked.

  • 1984

    maybe this can help the situation

  • TraderGreg

    That’s a lot of radiactivity – 149 mS per year. Congratulations to all new owners of the Japanese cars. I hope they do not drive a lot.

  • alasanon

    Russia doesn’t take this sh!t!! yea!!

    p.s. I researched Toyota parts…all are made in USA, except for Prius and Yaris–inconveniently, just 2 of the best cars in the world for reliability, value, low maintenance, low emissions, and great fuel efficiency, especially in this economy!… I guess stock up on whatever is here now & check certified titles for used vehicles.

  • Undertow

    Most Honda radios are made by Alpine. Alpine’s main factory is 25 miles south of Fukushima Daiichi, located inside the Fukushima prefecture.

    Alpine supplies to several other auto manufacturers as well, but their main customer is Honda.

    Most Sharp TVs are manufactured about 75 miles southwest of Fukushima Daiichi, as well as other products made by Sharp.

  • a female faust a female faust

    ok — 17 microsieverts = 0.017 millisieverts — “The worldwide average background dose for a human being is about 2.4 milli sievert (mSv) per year” says wikipedia.

    why did russia reject the cars again?

    • byron byron

      See Trader Greg’s comment. Multiply by hours in a year if you want to compare with background in a year.

    • john lh john lh

      0.017x 365 DAYS=6.205 mSV/ year

      That is why Russia reject

      • byron byron

        The reading was for one hour so multiply that also. So John, it’s worse than 6.205 mSV/ year. Times 24 hours is just around 149 mSV that Trader Greg noted. Granted one isn’t inside of their car continuously but several times background for those who use their cars a lot..
        This is just the start because a lot of other products are going to be showing higher levels also. Still want to buy a Sharp TV really cheap? 😉

  • a female faust a female faust

    and do not get me wrong, i want to be among the first to freak out if its called for. believe me.

  • Bobby1

    This report was in Yahoo news Japan:

    Google translate link not working.

    •  [Moscow newsletter] Russia far East customs authorities in the vessel entered port in coastal provinces slavyansk Harbor 10, revealed that high radiation dose has been detected from the cargo Japan car. Interfax reported.
       The ship arrived from Maizuru port (Maizuru city, Kyoto Prefecture). Customs authorities from one according Japan car up/h 340 times usually exceed 17 microsievert radiation are measured. It is said that these cars are sent to Japan.


  • WindorSolarPlease

    Russia rejects shipment, this is good that they rejected radiation things from Japan.

    I wonder how long this will last, before corporations demand products from there?

    I’m afraid that Governments will cave and allow these products in.

    They just might eventually change the amount of radiation that is acceptable.

    We’ll probably be glowing anyway, what’s a few more rad’s. Ugh..

    Even US products are sometimes made with Japan’s component pieces. How would we know where the pieces come from?

    Since they are finding radiation in shipments, then shipments should be stopped.

  • jtb

    I Googled ‘Chernobyl cancer million’…

    Apparently, Greenpeace estimated 6 million eventual deaths from cancer caused by the blowout there.
    (I had heard on a Link TV documentary the statement of “almost a million”)
    What’s the actual number? I don’t know. But to paraphrase an old quote:
    “a million here, a million there… pretty soon we’re talking real death.”
    And Fukushima is now known to be far worse than Chernobyl, right?
    Didn’t some gang kill six million people just a few decades ago?
    If I recall correctly, they hunted them down and put them on trial.
    My mind is having a hard time comprehending how identifiable political/nuclear policy makers are going to really just skate away from all of this Fuku nightmare…
    I guess well see.

    • arclight arclight

      from my understanding there are three reports one by the iaea which i believe to be humbug! one by greenpeace 2006 i believe and a 2011 report by russian scientists..some good links for you to get your bearings!


      “The IAEA/WHO reports estimate the collective dose to Belarus, Ukraine and Russia is 55,000 person sieverts, which is the lower end of a range of evaluations reaching over 300,000 person sieverts. The IAEA/WHO restrict their time estimate to 2006, and fail to present estimates for European and worldwide collective doses: these are significant limitations.

      The most credible published estimate for the total worldwide collective dose from Chernobyl fallout is 600,000 person sieverts making Chernobyl the worst nuclear accident by a considerable margin. Of this total collective dose, approximately:

      36% is tothe populations of Belarus, Ukraine and Russia;
      53% is to the population of the rest of Europe;
      11% is to the population of the rest of the world.9”

      and heres a link to the 2011 report by Alexey V. Nesterenko, Vassily B. Nesterenko and Alexey V. Yablokov

  • Fukushima Diary

    2 時間前 … Today,Russia rejected importing cars from Japan because they detected 17uSv/h. ( source). Radiation doesn’t get attached to only cars. …

    Mochizuki Iori’s daily column from Japan – August 10 … –

    1 日前 … Today,Russia rejected importing cars from Japan because they detected 17uSv/h. Radiation doesn’t get attached to only cars. …

    • WindorSolarPlease

      Quote from xdrfox. This is so true:
      Radiation doesn’t get attached to only cars

      If the people in Japan, can see that the shipments are not be excepted by other Countries.

      This has to tell them that, it is unsafe for them being there also.

      • maaa

        Seriously, trust the Russians. They’ve gone through Chernobyl and have done radation experiments with humans in certain villages. I really hope we can see some Russian whistleblowers. To me, they know everything about dangers of radiation.

  • Everything in Japan is toxic. Do we want that here? Petition the President with me.