Report: 49 Million+ Bq/m² of cesium in Namie machi — Detected over 20km from Fukushima plant

Published: November 23rd, 2011 at 2:59 pm ET


SOURCE: Namie machi, Fukushima is 33 times worse than Chernobyl, Fukushima Diary, November 22, 2011:

  • “Result shows the worst contaminated area in Fukushima is 33 times worse than Chernobyl”
  • “It proves Fukushima is something nobody has ever gone through”
  • “In Chernobyl, area contaminated worse than 1,480,000 bq/m² was defined as the worst red zone, ‘immediate mandatory evacuating area'”
  • “Fukushima is ‘the next level’ of Chernobyl apparently”

  • Survey via Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  • Soil contamination data taken from June 1 – Nov. 22
  • 760,000 Bq/kg (equal to 49,400,000 Bq/m²) of radioactive cesium was detected in Namie machi, 22km northwest of Fukushima meltdowns


Published: November 23rd, 2011 at 2:59 pm ET


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5 comments to Report: 49 Million+ Bq/m² of cesium in Namie machi — Detected over 20km from Fukushima plant

  • TheMysticWizard1

    Never fear! Return home and remain happy and there will be no immediate threat to anyone’s health. You’re all perfectly safe.


    I feel so bad for us all. No matter where we live this is just getting worse by the day. Sadly the Japanese government won’t help these people leave or even allow them to in some cases.

  • Grampybone Grampybone

    The reality will sink in really soon because at 3 times Lethal Dose (LD the manifestation of toxic substance in humans will be sped up. Data regarding the accumulation of radioactive materials in a body at 3 times the rate of Chernobyl is not something easy to calculate, but we can at least try to determine the speed of health decline. At 10 cubic feet per day a human ingesting levels this high could face extremely accelerated decay of tissue especially in children. Japan is practically blinking with radiation scaring off aliens and these idiots keep saying it’s fine to pack up and go home. Looks like the symptoms of the walking dead will manifest sooner than I expected. Grampybone be CancerBone spirits be tellin me…

  • dosdos dosdos

    I’ll say it again, Fukushima is the worst nuclear disaster in history. Period.

  • This is just based on cesium analysis In soil. Doesnt include air, water, food, ocean contamination, uranium, plutonium, strontium, neptunium, americium, etc etc I think there are like 60 more components.
    So based on Ministry’s report, cesium in soil alone, 33x worse than Chernobyl.

    if we add the above items
    air contamination
    drinking water

    for each element off the top of my head
    neptunium (which decays into plutonium also)

    forget the 60 or so others…
    plus add SOIL to above elements also…
    My math=24 factors of possible contamination x 33 (x) = 864 x worse than Chernobyl.
    Finnish scientist Arto Lauri estimated 300-1000x worse than Chernobyl.

  • OOPs forgot the strontium, aka “bone killer”

    strontium air food water ocean soil, 5 x 33 (x) = 165

    864 + 165 = 1029x worse than Chernobyl.

    Still in the ballpark with Arto, remember there are like 60 other goodies that blow out of reactors also I didnt factor in.
    And again, that is assuming the ministry’s numbers are correct…its probably 3 or 10 or 1000 times worse than what they are saying.