Researchers: Radioactivity of 6.15 Million bq/m² detected 60 km from meltdowns

Published: October 21st, 2011 at 11:11 am ET


The Deutsche Presse-Agentur is reporting, “Researchers have found up to 6.15 million becquerels per square metre of soil in Fukushima city, 60 kilometres north-west of a nuclear power plant.”

“The measurement is four times higher than the levels used to declare mandatory evacuation areas around Chernobyl.”

Read More: Critics urge Japan to widen nuclear evacuation zone

Published: October 21st, 2011 at 11:11 am ET


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9 comments to Researchers: Radioactivity of 6.15 Million bq/m² detected 60 km from meltdowns

  • Dr. McCoy

    Death becomes us.

  • slinky

    Wow – these are stunning independent reports that are not coming out of the Japanese Government. If reports like these are accurate, the poor Japanese should not be silently told to fall on the sword and move back to these areas!

  • In the face of extinction, it is only logical to locate a suitable planet in which to establish a human colony.

    • aldo aldo

      Did they say 6.15 Million bq/m² ?

      • arclight arclight

        “Research carried out by the Dutch Government Committee for the Measurement of Radioactive Material reports that in the area around the nuclear power plant this cesium descended at a level of 2 million Becquerel per square meter (Bq/ m2); on the total surface area of Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Poland and Rumania, there was an average fall-out of 20,000 to 30,000 Bq/m2. Then follow Finland, Sweden, Norway, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland with 5000 to 10,000 Bq/m2. According to the above Committee, the Netherlands is, on average, one of the countries with the lowest amount of fallout: 1800 Bq/m2. Not only was the amount of cesium fall-out in the Netherlands much lower than in the area around Chernobyl, but also the amount of radioactive iodine. The total fall-out of iodine in the Netherlands measured 11,400 Bq/m2, while in Kiev on one day – 2 May 1986 – there was a fallout of 87 times as much.”

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Do to a slight miscalculation…the Humans fail to have that capacity at this time.

    Although that Virgin airlines guy is arranging space rides..for a few million a pop.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    …. Let’s not forget the doomsday plane..l’avion pour le jour de ruine
    They have their own behinds sorted…endlessly mid-air… circling the earth…overseeing the destruction they have caused.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    …we’ve got to save those shiny medals and shiny boots….to hell with the people..I guess.

  • Hopeless contamination levels !