Science Journal: “Worrisome picture of contamination” in Japan — Hot spots “surprisingly far” from Fukushima plant
Citizens Find Radiation Far From Fukushima, Science by Dennis Normile, June 17, 2011:
Frustrated by a dearth of information on what happened to all of the radiological isotopes released from the ravaged Fukushima nuclear power plant, civic groups and individuals have been monitoring radiation on their own. Collectively, they have produced a worrisome picture of contamination throughout eastern Japan, with some hot spots surprisingly far from the crippled reactors.
- Study shows soil contamination from Fukushima meltdown comparable to Chernobyl: Kyodo May 24, 2011
- “A sign that a grave contamination is in progress in Tokyo” — 2,300 Bq/kg of radiation detected in soil near plant in Koto Ward June 7, 2011
- Iodine-131 found at nuke plant on Japan’s west coast — Cobalt-58 found at nuke plant in southeast Japan May 26, 2011
- Radiation hot spots found in Tokyo — 3.5 times limit set by Japanese law (MAP) June 18, 2011
- NHK: “High levels of radioactivity found extensively” — Japan says air 150 km from Fukushima plant is as radioactive as areas close to meltdown July 20, 2011