Report: City of 290,000 people 60 kilometers from Fukushima meltdown is in danger — Extremely high radiation detected, along with Cobalt-60

Published: June 21st, 2011 at 5:46 am ET


Radiation in Japan: Greenpeace Detected Cobalt-60 and High Radiation “Hot Spots” in Fukushima City in Fukushima, EX-SKF, June 20, 2011:

Very rough, partial translation of the Shukan Gendai (June 24 Issue) article follows:

Fukushima City [60 kilometers from Fukushima meltdown, pop. 290,000 people] is in danger
Extremely high radiation detected
Our urgent, special report reveals

More than 10 times the radiation limit. Even cobalt-60 was detected. Children should be evacuated immediately, but the government says nothing, pretending not to know anything […]

[Seiichi Nakate, head of the Fukushima Network to Protect Children from Radiation] did his own measurement before the surface soil removal started at Watari Junior High. The soil around the warehouse near the parking lot measured 360 microsieverts/hour.

This time, the survey team measured the soil after the surface soil removal. It was till 45 microsieverts/hour, about 12 times the limit. […]

Read the EX-SKF report here.

Read the Shukan Gendai article here: Fukushima city population of 290,000 is in danger from a nuclear power plant 60km — Detect abnormal amount of radioactive material — Urgent investigation found Scoop Google Translation

Published: June 21st, 2011 at 5:46 am ET


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100 comments to Report: City of 290,000 people 60 kilometers from Fukushima meltdown is in danger — Extremely high radiation detected, along with Cobalt-60

  • Could the author tell us exactly what all the results were…?

    10 times over the limit in fukushima…
    Tokyo got half of that… (5times over).
    Seattle got half of what tokyo got… (2.5 times over).
    Seattle is 2.5 times over the limit… I’m guessing this does not only apply to just cobalt…

    Also is this 10 times over the insanely high limit?

  • If you want to try a cool experiment at home…

    1.Take a 5 gallon bucket…2.catch the rain water… (this will also work if you have water that collected already outside)…3.Put a gold fish in the bucket, also a snail (it will leach the mildew).
    4.See how long they live… 5.extra credit. U stream and record your findings, document the entire thing via web blog… If it kills the fish, thats a good indication to stay out of the rain…

    • matina matina

      will do
      good to see you back on tacoma

    • gerryhiles

      Sorry Taco, but this time you have really become ridiculous.

      I have previously not criticized you and your often wild pseudo-scientific proclamations (because some have been reasonable).

      However you are now WAY over the top with your “goldfish in a bucket”.

      “Leach the mildew” (the snail). OMG.

      Total nonsense. A water snail might eat algae, but never “mildew”.

      And you have forgotten to feed your goldfish, so it would die of starvation, long before radiation got to it.

      BTW I kept and bred goldfish for many years, albeit in ponds, not a bucket.

      I note that you copy and paste a lot of your “scientific stuff” Taco, but when you let loose on your own stuff – goldfish ffs – it is just histrionic nonsense.

      Fukushima is, without doubt, exactly what rational people say it is, e.g. Arnie Gundersen.

      There is no need of you Taco, nor HAARP and other totally unscientific scare-mongers.

      Yes Fukushima probably marks a signicant continuation of life-extinction … a dramatic episode in the pollution of this planet since the Industrial Revolution began.

      In that sense, Fukushima is nothing new.

      I knew all this since I was little more than a child and when, in England, I saw one of the first nuclear power stations being built at Dungeness.

      • alexa

        Tacoma is right about a lot of things. And she is practical – which is very important in this situation.

        Also, pay attention to what is happening arround: At work, one of my colleagues who plays tennis all the time is tired, another one lives close to a cement plant (more dust) and is now caughing continuosly and will see a doctor and another one has big sores on her lips from eating California greens.

    • cmarks48

      tacomagroove keep writing, I like reading your information.
      Sometimes it takes realy ridiculous ideas to solve problems. Did you know that some SMART scientists thought that Einstein was an idiot. But, later he proved to be right. IT IS ALWAYS OK TO EXPRESS YOUR IDEAS RIGHT OR WRONG. THAT IS CALLED FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

    • Cindy

      I’m not dead yet …

      We live on rain Catchment here in hawaii…

      Along with 70,000 other households …

      • alasanon

        Cindy, are some areas better than others? My friends are taking their honeymoon at Maui and they want to have (I presume) healthy children! Everyone has different risk standards, but….??

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

    Scary. Red flashing light in the Waste Radiation Facility. TEPCO livecam

  • Atlantis

    Cobalt-60 : the area is doomed for centuries. One of the nightmares of nuke.

    • Even Atlantis deep down under ocean cannot be saved from the scourge of Cobalt-60. Pray how much of Co 60 has been released so far and whats the ongoing rate for centuries? From Fukus and all the others like Calhoun etc. Poor sea creatures and the World…Please shut down all nukes all over. Free speech and prayer.
      My spiritual revelation read says:
      There is no pure reason for the non-harmonised;
      Nor for the non-harmonised is there concentration;
      For one without concentration there is no peace;
      And for the unpeaceful how can there be happiness?
      If there is no happiness, the Jap doc says radiation is sure to be deadly, so he meant at least…
      As far as concentration goes, the human being works at the rate of 1000 Megawatts per square kilometer but the nukes give negative energy and power to the society outside of the nuke cult.
      And then the cumulative effect of all these is more dams and quakes and clime change so the water needs are met in modern civilisation…understand now at least why god created trees…
      CobaLT-60 AND 250 others or 400 others created by man infinitely more than the natural… death- extinction comes as the end…its so difficult if not impossible for God to move the soul from the dead to the about to be born because the birth may not be healthy..Stop nukes NOW and entomb them. The salty reactors of Fuku are there — nay of Japan in plenty. Atlantis come up!

  • Blondie Blondie

    It’s a travesty that people aren’t being evacuated! Someone needs to go to jail for crimes against humanity.

    All that talk about legal limits and official safety limits is hogwash, too! As soon as the levels detected surpass the “approved safety levels” they simply raise the approved safety levels! It’s the crime of the century. No… it’s the crime for ALL centuries here after!

    • BetaFlare

      The club of R0me plan, 90% pop reduction blessed by Pope. The Adolph gas oven salesman saint (p0pe) – work for the humanity sake.

      You are an xtra mouth, waste. For the hi “humanity” …

      Your true eternal value is found from opposite direction: None of the rich can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him: For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever…

      Luckily theses “humanists” have already been condemned, verdict passed, implementation waiting – for the books to be opened.

      • StPaulScout StPaulScout

        You are insane, go away….

      • alasanon

        Strange…all the Catholics I know are the most compassionate, Pro-Life-ANY life, non-greedy people you could ever meet!

        Maybe we do need to call in some powerful Pro-Lifers on this! Fukushima has become the unpermitted, unmedically authorized KILLING of perhaps millions of much-wanted babies!! 🙁

        And Japanese children are so adorable!! I know all kids are, but Japanese kids, especially!!! Crazy cute in a crazy situation…

        • alasanon

          I think that’s why the mainstream media won’t show any more photos of what’s going on with Japanese families now. The kids are so cute there that the average American would FREAK OUT about the danger they’re in!!!
          (not to mention how it could play out for own kids!…)

    • CaliMom

      Exactly! Everyday, I pray for some wisdom to come over these leaders, so that they can make some rational and compassionate decisions for their fellow citizens. I’m not having much luck it seem. I shall continue my prayers… 🙂

  • Steven Steven

    Fascinating link from the UK, check out this statement:

    “a joint paper to Sage from the Office of Nuclear Regulation, the Met Office, the HPA and Rimnet stated: “The mechanism that could lead to a serious release remains unchanged, ie molten fuel coming into contact with the concrete base of a pond or reactor causing an explosion.”


    “A fear raised in one document was that spent fuel rods might overheat, melt and slump to the bottom of their storage pools where enough could gather to “go critical”, that is, restart nuclear reactions. The likely result of that, the paper states, would be releases of fresh radioactive material, “which could continue for some time”.

    Link is here:

    • Steven Steven

      btw there’s another document linked from that page, some sort of Brit emergency action plan. At one point it reads:

      “Protective action criteria

      The UK has well-proven criteria for taking protective measures in the event of a serious radioactive release. The emergency protective measures that are most helpful in providing protection against exposures to a dispersing plume of radioactive material immediately before and during the first day following arrival of such a plume are:

      . evacuation (best carried out before the plume arrives)”

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

    TEPCO live cam:
    You can see on time lapse live cam TEPCO 19:00-20:00 starting about 1.09 and can still see one lsrge red flash just before the black and white starts soon ater 1.09

  • Fall out man!

    Remember milli is a thousandth that’s 1,000th
    and micro is a millionth that’s 1,000,000th.

    So 360 micro Sv / h = 0.36 milli Sv / h

    After about 3,000 hours (or 4 & 1/2 weeks) that would equal 1 Sievert. 1 Sievert of radiation leaves a person with a 50/50 chance of surviving in the short term if they get medical treatment. If they survive, their life will be short and miserable.

    While someone lying down on that ground for over 4 weeks is not likely, it does illustrate how badly contaminated it is. Obviously if a kid breaths that playground dust in, then that contamination will keep radiating them for life. That is a disaster in a playground.

    • CaliMom

      What a completely awful thing it must be for these parents living this very real nightmare. They’ve gone from worrying about if their little ones ‘will scrape their knees at school today?’ to ‘I wonder how much radiation they will receive at school today?’. Ugg.

      • brydie

        Probably they are also worried what their kids will contract (tumor, lukemia) whether they will die or suffer all their lives, whether the parent will contract something and be unable to care for the child…. leaving the child alone in the world. All very real concerns. Dear people of Japan I love you I am sorry this is happening to you. Take the time now to act, soon it may be too late. Make the world know.

      • alexa

        In my case I am worried if my kid will survive or not. He had another nose bleed today (and he stays inside in Toronto). There are days when he looks pale.

    • StPaulScout StPaulScout

      3,000 hours is 125 days, 4 and 1/2 MONTHS, not weeks.

      • ItsJustMetal ItsJustMetal

        so they have accumulated about 1 sievert already. almost. Is the entire country delusional or something? U can almost guarantee people have already died from radiation exposure. Do they really expect to hear about that? It will take mass extinction for people to truly realize. Im pretty sure that’s when its too late. Then wut country is going to accept these people when they have that much radiation inside them. I remember my grandfather had to ingest some type of radioactive stuff for an exray and they told him not to hug anybody for a while. Wont absorbed radiaiton affect people arround them?

        • Blondie Blondie

          “U can almost guarantee people have already died from radiation exposure. ”

          That thought struck me when I read this;

          “Whereabouts of 30 nuclear power plant subcontractors unknown: Health Ministry”

          “The whereabouts of about 30 subcontractors who helped deal with the crisis at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant is unknown, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said on June 20.

          The workers are among some 3,700 who worked to control the disaster in March, the month the plant was struck by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami.

          The workers’ names were listed in records showing that they had been loaned dosimeters, but when the plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), contacted the companies they were associated with, the companies replied that there was no record of those workers.”

    • Prestigious doctor: US nuclear ‘Baby valley of death,’ Millions to die (video)
      June 20, 2011.
      Continue reading on Prestigious doctor: US nuclear ‘Baby valley of death,’ Millions to die (video) –

      • Anthony Anthony

        Wowza!! ***Dr. Mark Sircus bearer of tragic radiation news

        Sunday, the prestigious Doctor Mark Sircus released a new report concurring with a host of scientists and other doctors giving evidence that people of Japan and United States have been subjected to dangerous levels of radiation since Fukushima nuclear plant meltdowns, and also subjected to a tight cover-up by authorities and media, the result of which will be millions of baby deaths and new cancer victims. Japanese and American children are already suffering with symptoms that appear to be the first signs of Radiation Sickness.

        “Finally, three months later, we are getting some numbers on what the real dangers are. And finally we can begin to understand the enormous cover-up of the nuclear doom that is reaching lungs all over the west coast of America, Canada, Alaska, Hawaii and at least half of Japan!” stated Dr. Mark Sircus. ***

        Continue reading on Prestigious doctor: US nuclear ’Baby valley of death,’ Millions to die (video) – National Human Rights |

        • Another truth teller with his colleagues, we must thank them, now help get some of these folks out of Japan, I take care of a few Orphans !

        • Anthony Anthony

          ***No way to avoid tiny hot particles

          “After the first week, officials had enough information to call for evacuation of a wide area in Japan and also Hawaii, Alaska and the entire west coast of North America,” said Dr. Sircus.

          All of northern Japan and the U.S. west coast should have been evacuated according to Dr. Sircus, admittedly “as impossible as evacuating the entire planet or the entire northern hemisphere.” ***

          Continue reading on Prestigious doctor: US nuclear ’Baby valley of death,’ Millions to die (video) – National Human Rights |

        • tony wilson

          give it a few days..his data will be shown as faulty,mistake ridden,flawed and dubious.
          his computer will be shown that he received money from hitler,saddam and king tut..women will come forward and say he sent them naked images 15 years ago.
          they only just reported it because they have been so shocked all of this time.
          a child hood sweetheart from 40 years ago will say i called the cops on this freak.
          i give him 3 weeks before he admits the report was wrong or he will soon be on suicide watch in der pen with mounting sex crimes allegations against him.

          • ItsJustMetal ItsJustMetal

            WTF? I cant believe people actually have time to read the info and then try to discredit it. We are all laughing at you. There is no such thing as a bad idea. Only bad actions. Where do u fit in?

          • Anthony Anthony

            I think you’ll find tony is on OUR side!

          • tony wilson

            king tut and hitler died quite a long time ago.check the dates on google : )
            my not so subtle point was that these types of rare people either get reputations destroyed or neutralized.
            sorry my black wit can be confusing to some..

        • arclight arclight

          and in hushed corners the markets stir

          shhhhh! hush now my children read the comments

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

    You can still see the flashing (irregular) light in the Waste Radiation facility on the TEPCO live cam:

    You just can’t see that it is red. There are also extraneous sporadic flashes other places from the bushes.

    • SnorkY2K

      It is summer. Those may be fireflies. They could also be artifacts of radiation on camera.

  • matina matina

    only effective protection measure is permanent evacuation, there is no point in sitting and counting exposure, we are fooling ourselves if we believe in anything else……

  • SnorkY2K

    I have seen no mention of the safety of the onsens or baths that are around Fukushima City. The natural hot water baths have been attractions for centuries and are among the beautiful sites in Japan. Entire towns are built around the tourist industry for onsen visitors.

    I developed several systems that would remove the fallout from water. But, in 1993 our equipment could not handle water above 109 degrees F. and we had to use heat exchangers to keep in range. What levels of remediation would be acceptable for tourists and still provide safety.

    Loosing the Japanese Onsen would truely be loosing something precious.

  • level change with the wind and condition of whats being emited from 4 reactors and fuel coolent tanks.

    rognosis is initially estimated by the time between exposure and symptoms, the severity of those symptoms, and by the lymphocyte count during the initial 24 to 72 h.

    Ionizing radiation is emitted by radioactive elements and by equipment such as x-ray and radiation therapy machines.

    Types of radiation: Radiation includes

    High-energy electromagnetic waves (x-rays, gamma rays)
    Particles (alpha particles, beta particles, neutrons)

    Alpha particles are energetic helium nuclei emitted by some radionuclides with high atomic numbers (eg, plutonium, radium, uranium); they cannot penetrate skin beyond a shallow depth ( 2 cm), where they collide with the nuclei of stable atoms, resulting in emission of energetic protons, alpha and beta particles, and gamma radiation.

    Gamma radiation and x-rays are electromagnetic radiation (ie, photons) of very short wavelength that can penetrate deeply into tissue (many centimeters). While some photons deposit all their energy in the body, other photons of the same energy may only deposit a fraction of their energy and others may pass completely through the body without interacting.

    Because of these characteristics, alpha and beta particles cause the most damage when the radioactive atoms that emit them are within the body (internal contamination) or, in the case of beta-emitters, directly on the body; only tissue in close proximity to the radionuclide is affected. Gamma rays and x-rays can cause damage distant from their source and are typically responsible for acute radiation syndromes (ARS—see Radiation Exposure and Contamination: Acute Radiation Syndromes [ARS]).

  • TraderGreg

    360 uS/hr will translate into 3.14S/yr.


    .36*24*365=3,153.6 mS/yr = 3.15 S/yr

    That’s terrible dose. Even if kids are exposed to it 8 hr per day, as opposed to 24 hrs per day.

  • Anthony Anthony

    Fukushima report shows nuclear power can never be safe and cheap

    The first “independent” review of the safety failures during Japan’s nuclear disaster reveals some chillingly obvious “lessons” to be learned

  • Anthony Anthony

    Lessons From Zion: How to Dismantle a Nuclear Power Plant
    By Nicholas Jackson

    Jun 20 2011, 9:24 AM ET 19

    It will take ten years, but we finally have a solution for isolating the radioactive waste that’s been floating in a pool for more than a decade

  • Anthony Anthony

    **All of northern Japan and the U.S. west coast should have been evacuated according to Dr. Sircus, admittedly “as impossible as evacuating the entire planet or the entire northern hemisphere.”

    “Avoiding exposure is always the best plan but there is no way to avoid breathing in air contaminated with tiny hot particles. Inhalation issues are much more frightening than ingestion issues because you can pick and choose what you eat and drink but you can’t buy bottled air.”

    “Nuclear Toxicity Syndrome,” one of the books authored by Dr. Sircus, is about “how to survive in nuclear and chemical hell,” he says. Dr. Sircus, a founding guide of Gulf Coast Barefoot Doctors, deliverers of Detox Survival Kits to hundreds of Gulf Of Mexico BP oil and Corexit poisoned survivors.**

    Continue reading on Prestigious doctor: US nuclear ’Baby valley of death,’ Millions to die (video) – National Human Rights |

  • Anthony Anthony

    Fukushima Disaster Failures Kept Behind Closed Doors at UN Atomic Meeting
    By Jonathan Tirone – Jun 20, 2011 9:44 AM PT


    Fukushima Failures Kept Behind Closed Doors at UN Meeting

    Members of the International Atomic Energy Agency team look at the No.3 reactor building at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power station in Fukushima, Japan. Source: Tokyo Electric Power Co. via Bloomberg
    Integrity’s Price on Nuclear Energy From June 20

    Play Video

    June 20 (Bloomberg) — John Price, a principal at Integrity Partners Inc., discusses the outlook for nuclear energy regulation as the International Atomic Energy Agency begins a closed-doors inquiry on the Fukushima Dai-Ichi crisis. He speaks from Melbourne with Linzie Janis on Bloomberg Television’s “Countdown.” (Source: Bloomberg)
    Policy Adviser at Chatham House Malcolm Grimston

    Policy Adviser at Chatham House Malcolm Grimston. Photographer: John Cobb/Bloomberg

    The United Nations nuclear agency’s decision to hold talks about the Fukushima disaster behind closed doors this week ignores the “blindingly obvious” need for greater transparency, said a former official in the U.K. atomic industry.

    “People deserve openness from the industry and its regulators,” Malcolm Grimston, a former information officer at the U.K.’s Atomic Energy Authority who is a London-based policy adviser at Chatham House, said in a June 17 interview. “It is blindingly obvious that greater transparency is needed.”

  • Anthony Anthony

    Should US West Coast residents be worried?

    While people like Arnie Gundersen have tiptoed the answer to whether west coasters should be worried about Fukushima fallout, Dr. Sircus answered more bluntly:
    “I am afraid I will have to be brutally honest and be the bearer of really terrible news. The information coming out about hot particle concentrations near Fukushima, Tokyo, and now Seattle tell us that not only should all those populations be worrying but their governments should have been issuing evacuation orders months ago.”

    “Because of the jet stream in April, after the large explosions that destroyed three reactor buildings, it was as dangerous in Seattle and much of the west coast of North America as in Tokyo.” (Emphasis added)
    According to Dr. Sircus, the average Tokyo resident is thought to have inhaled 10 “hot particles” per day throughout April 2011. Inhabitants of Fukushima were estimated to have inhaled 30-40 times more than that—up to 400 hot particles per day every day that month.

    In Seattle, WA, it is estimated that the average person absorbed five “hot particles” per day during April 2011, or 10 “hot particles” per day if athletes working out.

    “These invisible atomic particles become lodged in your lungs, intestines, bone or muscle.”

  • maaa

    I think I have around 600 particles for my 2 months stay in China.

  • arclight arclight

    qoute with links
    “I’ve met Dr. Caldicott on April 9th, 2011, in Berlin, during the IPPNW congress.
    Her is my footage of her speech:”
    i especially like the last part of the last video, very inspiring, from a cmment on this link

  • jump-ball jump-ball

    Everyone in Japan needs at least 3 daily servings of this link: some of us elsewhere, here in CA for one, don’t have any such locally grown item:

    • jump-ball jump-ball

      For decades in the last 50 years, the u.s. coastguard, with cooperation from their federal overseers, conducted the clandestine practice of dumping used batteries into the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, nearby to navigation buoys, while American civilians were being fined $500 or $1000 for discarding gum wrappers on the interstate highways.

      Any doubt about what government does for themselves, and what they do for you?

  • AustralianCannonball

    This is not my latest video but relates to Fukushima City which is the city in this article.

  • a female faust a female faust

    Radiation Effects Experienced Personally & Some Also By People With Whom I Am Personally Familiar, by Johanna Faust

    … metallic taste in mouth (all); bad muscle cramps, especially ones that will not go away for a long period of time (cesium); swollen lymph glands; loose or suddenly painful teeth; hives (iodine). the last two especially in those with known iodine allergies. go to a doctor and get tested — don’t say its about radiation — see if your iodine levels are unnaturally high.

    stay out of the rain. do not wear shoes at home. damp dust and wear a good particulate mask and gloves and eye protection when dusting. spray water after cleaning to help dust settle (important). eat lots of tumeric and get you iodine levels up with ki or kelp if on west coast, idaho, pennsylvania, or any place with known high levels. avoid milk and organic mushrooms, strawberries. wear gloves when changing air filters.

    …strange headaches that i have been getting. …center forehead behind eyes pressure, same on both side, not throbbing, painful. … lastly, a metallic taste in the mouth: reminded me of a time when i had chrome or keys or plated steel in my mouth as a child, thinking about something else, suddenly realized it. and the horrible taste. kept coming back no matter what i drank or rinsed or brushed with. this has happened recently only once, in early May, when i…

    the rest is at