Title: Concentration of Strontium-90 at Selected Hot Spots in Japan
Source: PLoS ONE
Authors: Steinhauser G, Schauer V, Shozugawa K
Date Published: March 7, 2013
Southern wind directions and rainfall explain the relatively high activity levels in the remote hot spot in Kashiwa and Yokohama, which are located close to Tokyo. Accordingly, also local environmental conditions seem to be responsible for the surprisingly low contamination levels at spots [...] quite close to the damaged reactors of Fukushima NPP [...] Our results once again evidence that distance from the source alone is no sufficient factor for the prediction of a contamination level at a certain spot after a nuclear accident.
- Soil sample from Kashiwa, a Tokyo suburb: 827,000 Bq/kg of cesium (827 Bq/g)
- Soil sample taken 1.9 kilometers (1.19 miles) from Fukushima Daiichi: 249,000 Bq/kg of cesium
Taylor Wilson, nuclear scientist on Third Eye Weekly, Sept. 12, 2013 (at 51:15 in): In Japan there is […] a serious problem — What especially got washed out in the rain in Japan and then concentrated in low-lying areas. There are significant contamination problems throughout Japan, even in Tokyo for example, major metropolitan area.
Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds’ chief engineer on KZYX’s Renewable Energy Hour, Sept. 9, 2013 (at 58:30 in): Tokyo is contaminated. […] We were working with an embassy […] in Tokyo during the accident […] They sent us the filters for a period of months and I’ve got the numbers. Tokyo was heavily contaminated in April, May and June of 2011.
See also: Japan Prime Minister's Fiction vs. Fact: Fukushima contamination has never done any damage to Tokyo; Radioactive water at plant was "blocked" -- Study: Tokyo was contaminated -- Experts: Radioactive water is constantly flowing out to sea and almost impossible to stop
Published: September 23rd, 2013 at 2:13 pm ET