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

Published: August 20th, 2011 at 10:50 am ET
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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.

Published: August 20th, 2011 at 10:50 am ET
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