Follow-up to: Asahi reports on highly radioactive mysterious bacteria around Japan -- Children touching it, baby strollers nearby -- Gov't claims "no immediate effects on human health"
A source in Japan with a background in nuclear engineering writes:
In this case, Asahi’s (AERA’s) report is correct, because [Minamisoma city council member Koichi] Ooyama’s data was about mixtures of the black substance and the black soils. This is a reason why Asahi called the samples “soils.”
Mr. Ooyama himself has not collected real black substances. Still, he is picking samples which are mixtures of the substances and soils, or only soil.
Basically, Asahi’s newspersons are gathering information about the real substance from several other sources. In short, they might know that Mr. Ooyama had only mixtures, not real substances.
Oyama wrote just a few days ago (translation by Dissensus Japan):
I felt a sense of caution over today’s TV-Asahi report and articles of Asahi-affiliated Weekly AERA, as well as those who are involved in such press reports.
The authorities want to make people believe that the black materials, which release an intense radiation, is not a living thing (alga) but the soil. That is why the topic about biological concentration is not covered in media. Do they want to get rewarded by lying to the mass?
- Report: Algae is bio-concentrating radioactive material in Japan cities -- Sucking in radiation from walls and asphalt -- Strontium may be absorbed most
- SOS from Local Official: I can't take it any more! "Black dust" over 5.5 million Bq/kg -- They're going to do what? Spring athletic meets? Swimming pool opening?
Published: June 16th, 2012 at 10:47 pm ET
- Source: “Real” mystery black substance NOT yet measured — Possibly 20,000,000 Bq/kg of cesium — Many times more radioactive than local official’s sample — “It is too dangerous and must be analyzed by public institutions” (PHOTOS) April 29, 2012
- Source: Over 500 microSv/h detected from black substance (PHOTO) April 27, 2012
- HCR: Mystery black radioactive powder detected outside school — Local official posts 3 videos of black substance (PHOTO & VIDEOS) February 24, 2012
- UPDATE: Original mystery black substance was never tested — Much more radioactive than official’s black dust — Detector shows 95,880 cpm — Up to 60,000 cpm in beta — New alpha info February 17, 2012
- Local official detects 130 microSv/hr from black substance on roadside — Japan TV starting to cover mystery? (VIDEOS) March 19, 2012