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New Radiation Results from Elementary Schools: Nagano around 20 times normal at 1.7µSv/hr, 270 km from meltdowns — Tokyo’s Kita Ward at 1 µSv/hr

SOURCE: Nagano Prefecture

Japan Times, Oct. 14 — Kita Ward, Tokyo, detected radiation of 1.01 microsieverts per hour at the bottom of an elementary school downspout on Sept. 28, Kyodo News reported Thursday.

A relatively high level of radiation was also detected at several facilities in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, with the highest reading — 1.7 microsieverts per . . . → Read More: New Radiation Results from Elementary Schools: Nagano around 20 times normal at 1.7µSv/hr, 270 km from meltdowns — Tokyo’s Kita Ward at 1 µSv/hr

WSJ: High levels of radioactive material concentrating in Tokyo, Yokohama — 50 times more than gov’t found — 2.71 microsieverts per hour on sidewalk

SOURCE: Radioactive ‘Hot Spots’ Detected in Tokyo, Yokohama, Wall Street Journal by Juro Osawa, October 12, 2011

Japanese researchers discovered high levels of radioactive material in concentrated areas in Tokyo and Yokohama, more than 241 kilometers away from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, as increasingly thorough tests provide a clearer picture of just how . . . → Read More: WSJ: High levels of radioactive material concentrating in Tokyo, Yokohama — 50 times more than gov’t found — 2.71 microsieverts per hour on sidewalk

Increasing number of horrified parents in Tokyo-area, as young children enjoy “radioactive autumn” outdoors — Accused of being “monster parent” if concerned

SOURCE: How to Enjoy Radioactive Autumn in Japan in Kindergartens and Elementary Schools, EX-SKF, October 10, 2011

In Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa, they all do these fun-filled activities to enjoy and celebrate autumn, just like they did last year and year before, radioactive fallout or not. A minor nuclear accident must not disturb the preset . . . → Read More: Increasing number of horrified parents in Tokyo-area, as young children enjoy “radioactive autumn” outdoors — Accused of being “monster parent” if concerned

Experts: Possibility of evacuating parts of Tokyo can no longer be ignored — Fukushima ‘worse’ than Chernobyl (VIDEO)

Experts: Possibility of evacuating parts of Tokyo can no longer be ignored — Fukushima ‘worse’ than Chernobyl (VIDEO)

Experts say Fukushima ‘worse’ than Chernobyl, Al Jazeera, September 18, 2011:

Experts estimate the radiation leaked from Fukushima nuclear plant will exceed that of Chernobyl.

At 0:37 in

[...] The need to evacuate parts of the sprawling capital of 35 million may have once seemed an incredible prospect but some experts say the possibility . . . → Read More: Experts: Possibility of evacuating parts of Tokyo can no longer be ignored — Fukushima ‘worse’ than Chernobyl (VIDEO)

300,000+ bq/m² of radioactive iodine deposited in areas near Tokyo before end of March: Japan study — Only includes I-131 (MAP)

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Atmospheric behavior, deposition, and budget of radioactive materials from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011, Regional Environment Research Center, National Institute for Environmental Studies, by Yu Morino, Toshimasa Ohara, and Masato Nishizawa, August 2011:

h/t EX-SKF

Figure: Distributions of accumulated deposition rates of I-131 simulated by CMAQ over 11–29 March 2011

. . . → Read More: 300,000+ bq/m² of radioactive iodine deposited in areas near Tokyo before end of March: Japan study — Only includes I-131 (MAP)

Tokyo: Radioactive cesium detected in 53 of 56 samples — Average of 30,032 Bq/m², near Chernobyl’s “Radiation Protection Area” levels

TOKYO METROPOLITAN SOIL TESTING, Radiation Defense Project:

Chernobyl Zoning

1,480,000 Bq/㎡~ (Zone1) Immediate Evacuation Level: forced and immediate evacuation 555,000 Bq/㎡~ (Zone2) Temporay Relocation Level: relocation is obligatory 185,000 Bq/㎡~ (Zone3) Preferred Relocation Level: citizens are given the right to relocate 37,000 Bq/㎡~ (Zone4) Radiation Protection Area: defined to prevent unnecessary contamination

See Tokyo test results here.

. . . → Read More: Tokyo: Radioactive cesium detected in 53 of 56 samples — Average of 30,032 Bq/m², near Chernobyl’s “Radiation Protection Area” levels

Gov’t: South of Tokyo 12,400 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium found next to children’s swimming pool — Radiation measurements nearly doubled over recent 5 day period

High Radiation Right Next to Children’s Swimming Pool in Kawasaki City, EX-SKF, August 19, 2011:

From Kanagawa Shinbun local site [Translation] (8/18/2011):

Kawasaki City announced it measured 0.90 microsievert/hour at the side of the swimming pool in Hirama Park in Kamihirama, Nakahara-ku (special ward), exceeding the target level of 0.19 microsievert/hour set by the . . . → Read More: Gov’t: South of Tokyo 12,400 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium found next to children’s swimming pool — Radiation measurements nearly doubled over recent 5 day period

Dr. Kodama: Tokyo radiation “continuously high” since raining on March 21

Radiation increased to .2 microsieverts/hour . . . → Read More: Dr. Kodama: Tokyo radiation “continuously high” since raining on March 21

10 trillion becquerels per hour of radiation currently being released from Fukushima plant: Researcher (VIDEO)

10 trillion becquerels per hour still being released from Fukushima plant: Researcher (VIDEO)

Christopher Busby: Chernobyl-like radiation found in Tokyo, RT, August 17, 2011:

At 3:45 in

Chris Busby [visiting professor at the University of Ulster’s school of biomedical sciences and scientific secretary of the European Committee on Radiation Risk, a think-tank -Bloomberg]:

I was told by somebody who heard this from a TEPCO official who was . . . → Read More: 10 trillion becquerels per hour of radiation currently being released from Fukushima plant: Researcher (VIDEO)

Book: US gov’t was considering plan to evacuate all 90,000 citizens living in Tokyo — US knew fuel had melted early on via Global Hawk data

US Government Considered Evacuation of 90,000 US Citizens in Tokyo, EX-SKF, August 17, 2011:

From Yomiuri Shinbun [Translation] (10:30PM JST 8/17/2011):

The US government was considering the plan to evacuate all 90,000 US citizens living in Tokyo right after the Fukushima I Nuclear power Plant accident, according to a new book [...] written by . . . → Read More: Book: US gov’t was considering plan to evacuate all 90,000 citizens living in Tokyo — US knew fuel had melted early on via Global Hawk data

Researcher: Tokyo sample had radioactivity levels higher than in Chernobyl exclusion zone — “There’s a very, very high level of contamination even as far south as Tokyo” (VIDEO)

Researcher: Tokyo sample had radioactivity levels higher than in Chernobyl exclusion zone — “There’s a very, very high level of contamination even as far south as Tokyo” (VIDEO)

Christopher Busby: Chernobyl-like radiation found in Tokyo, RT, August 17, 2011:

At 2:55 in

Chris Busby [visiting professor at the University of Ulster’s school of biomedical sciences and scientific secretary of the European Committee on Radiation Risk, a think-tank -Bloomberg]: There’s a very, very high level of contamination even as far south as Tokyo. . . . → Read More: Researcher: Tokyo sample had radioactivity levels higher than in Chernobyl exclusion zone — “There’s a very, very high level of contamination even as far south as Tokyo” (VIDEO)

Independent: The explosive truth behind Fukushima’s meltdown — New evidence suggests reactors doomed to fail

The explosive truth behind Fukushima’s meltdown, Independent by David McNeill and Jake Adelstein, August 17, 2011:

Japan insists its nuclear crisis was caused by an unforeseeable combination of tsunami and earthquake. But new evidence suggests its reactors were doomed to fail

[...] The Independent has spoken to several workers at the plant who . . . → Read More: Independent: The explosive truth behind Fukushima’s meltdown — New evidence suggests reactors doomed to fail

Report: Neptunium-239 found in soil about 40 km from meltdown — “Several thousand becquerels” — Similar to levels detected at front gate of Fukushima plant

Neptunium-239 Detected from Soil in Iitate-mura in Fukushima???, EX-SKF, August 15, 2011:

[...] In their blogpost on August 11 (in Japanese), they relate their talk with a researcher at the University of Tokyo who has submitted a scientific paper to a foreign academic society. [...]

[H]e tells the couple that he found neptunium-239 in . . . → Read More: Report: Neptunium-239 found in soil about 40 km from meltdown — “Several thousand becquerels” — Similar to levels detected at front gate of Fukushima plant

Headline: “Radiation from Fukushima may lead to decreased population in Japan” — Concerns about children’s health spread across northeast, Tokyo

Radiation from Fukushima may lead to decreased population in Japan, The Christian Science Monitor, August 11, 2011 . . . → Read More: Headline: “Radiation from Fukushima may lead to decreased population in Japan” — Concerns about children’s health spread across northeast, Tokyo

Report: Tokyo man tests positive for over 7,000 Becquerels of radioactive cesium during whole body counter check — Never went to Fukushima (RESULTS)

Breaking News: A Tokyo citizen turned out to be internally exposed, Fukushima Diary by Mochizuki, August 8th, 2011:

A man from Tokyo went to Hokkaido for sightseeing. He had a whole body counter check to see if he’s taken radioactive particles into his body. [...]

Cesium137 ; 868bq Cesium134 ; 6373bq

The doctor asked . . . → Read More: Report: Tokyo man tests positive for over 7,000 Becquerels of radioactive cesium during whole body counter check — Never went to Fukushima (RESULTS)

Japan government prepares plan to flee Tokyo -ABC News (Australia)

Japan is considering the possibility of creating a back-up capital city . . . → Read More: Japan government prepares plan to flee Tokyo -ABC News (Australia)

NYT: Authorities hid radioactive plume forecasts to avoid evacuations, officials reveal — Mayor says akin to “murder”

Japan Hid Radiation Path, Leaving Evacuees in Peril, Ko Sasaki for The New York Times, August 8, 2011:

[... Forecasts from a] government computer system designed to predict the spread of radioactive releases [...] were left unpublicized by bureaucrats in Tokyo, operating in a culture that sought to avoid responsibility and, above all, criticism. . . . → Read More: NYT: Authorities hid radioactive plume forecasts to avoid evacuations, officials reveal — Mayor says akin to “murder”

Safecast finds 750,000 Bq/m2 or 23,000 CPM (PHOTO)

Safecast Probe 0001 Japan Fukushima Tsushima 750,000 Bq/m2, Safecast.org Japan by Pieter Franken, August 7, 2011:

This photo was taken on August 7, 2011 in Jingumae 3 Chome, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, JP, using an Apple iPhone.

Value: 750,000 Bq/m2, 23,000 CPM Type: surface concrete Radiation: alpha, beta, gamma

Mobile Probe Radiation measurement for . . . → Read More: Safecast finds 750,000 Bq/m2 or 23,000 CPM (PHOTO)

Tokyo U. nuke expert: Radioactive substances may have “poured” into pipe during explosion — Levels could also be extremely high outside Reactors No. 3 and 4

Record radiation at Fukushima N-plant / More than twice previous peak level, The Yomiuri Shimbun, August 3, 2011:

[...] “As well as radiation spilling out when the vents were opened, we can’t rule out that radioactive substances poured into the pipe during the hydrogen explosion” that damaged the reactor on March 12, [Kenzo Miya, . . . → Read More: Tokyo U. nuke expert: Radioactive substances may have “poured” into pipe during explosion — Levels could also be extremely high outside Reactors No. 3 and 4

Damaged nuclear fuel rod stuck in Japanese reactor for 17 years — Experts have been unable to remove it, no solution so far

Damaged Nuclear Fuel Rod Stuck At Japanese Plant for 17 Years, Fox Washington DC, July 28, 2011:

A damaged nuclear fuel rod was stuck inside a reactor at Japan’s ageing Hamaoka nuclear plant after an accident 17 years ago and is still there, the plant’s operator said Thursday.

The operator, Chubu Electric Power Co., . . . → Read More: Damaged nuclear fuel rod stuck in Japanese reactor for 17 years — Experts have been unable to remove it, no solution so far

Bloomberg: Busby to speak with Japan lawmakers; Calls for investigation into contamination levels — Radioactive beef may have been exported

Japan Won’t Rule Out Possibility Radioactive Fukushima Beef Was Exported, Bloomberg, July 20, 2011:

Japan’s government said it can’t rule out the possibility beef contaminated with radioactive material has been exported, as consumers and lawmakers accused authorities of negligence on food safety. [...]

“There has to be at least an independent investigation regarding the . . . → Read More: Bloomberg: Busby to speak with Japan lawmakers; Calls for investigation into contamination levels — Radioactive beef may have been exported

Radiation dose near Tokyo higher than some locations inside 30 km evacuation zone (PHOTOS)

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Radiation dose measured at 1 or 0.5 meter height, MEXT and local governments, July 19, 2011:

Tokyo-area

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Minamisoma

h/t Anonymous . . . → Read More: Radiation dose near Tokyo higher than some locations inside 30 km evacuation zone (PHOTOS)