Tokyo-area soil testing finds radioactivity up to Chernobyl relocation levels — 919,000 Bq/m² (MAP)

Published: August 20th, 2011 at 9:23 am ET
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Tokyo Metropolitan Soil Testing Map, Radiation Defense Project:

Red dot: July 17, 2011, Plantation, Misato-shi, Waseda ND @ 919,100 Bq/sq. meter

h/t Anonymous tips, jec

Published: August 20th, 2011 at 9:23 am ET
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57 comments to Tokyo-area soil testing finds radioactivity up to Chernobyl relocation levels — 919,000 Bq/m² (MAP)

  • arclight arclight

    Address of large red blob approx but with a bit of common sense too!

    Tōkyō-to Minato-ku元赤坂2丁目1−1
    Japan

    +35° 40′ 48.96″, +139° 43′ 42.94″
    Minato hosts 49 embassies. It is also home to various companies, including Honda, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, NEC, Sony,[1] Fujitsu[2] and Toshiba.
    Well I suppose they would have the best testing equipment wouldn’t they????
    Funny world we live in… the imperial palace too?
    anyone want to buy a cheap palace? 🙁

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minato,_Tokyo

    • Steven Steven

      Here we go then. The day most here thought must come is apparently nearly upon us. How much longer can this be ignored by the MSM?

      • Whoopie Whoopie

        That’s a question I ask myself everyday. How much longer will this SILENCE continue?

        • Bonz

          @Whoopie… apologies I meant to include your name for this link too. You are probably aware of it but others may not be.

          http://www.senes.ca/japan/forecasts.html

          10 day NA forecasts updated regularly.

          Thanks and peace.

        • irradiated californian

          especially since this is from july, just think how bad it is over there now. the poor japanese, it’s horrible what is going on over there.

          • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

            What’s the matter, irradiated?..coming out of the fog?

          • irradiated californian

            no. i have felt this is a horrible situation for the japanese and the island as a whole since the explosions at the reactors. most of what is posted here by some (like tacomagroove) is sometimes over the top, which is why i post the way i do. it’s hard to find practical posters here, or reasonable as well for that matter. i guess it’s all about what your perspective is. i don’t think this is a end of the world type event like some, but it may be the end of japan, and they (the japanese) don’t deserve it.

          • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

            @irradiated….if one compiles all you have contributed here..which i am..
            you should be ASHAMED of the time you wasted…precious time..
            Your often vile tone..as the voice of moderation?..BS.

          • @ irradiated californian
            Hope you check your yard, air and water soon, it may help with your over there idea !

            : |

      • Sickputer

        Oh I think MUCH longer… Statistics about invisible things are easily ignored. It would take mass panic and mass exodus from Tokyo to even tweak John Q. Publics attention span.

    • arclight arclight

      +35° 41′ 33.69″, +139° 43′ 43.37″

      Shinjuku, Tokyo

      actually more like here

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinjuku

      but you get the idea? i cant remember who posted about the cost of cleaning one apartment of plutonium coming to , i think a couple of millions of dollars…zoom out og googlie earth and hey presto you can work out the cost of the “cleanup! and the time it will take? its not impossible! but the time is coming when japanese are going to have to requisition the us military bases! internal evacuation of young children, pregnant women and hey! why not everyone else…the USA and others gave the wonders of the atomic age to japan! now japan needs all the less contaminated land now! yeaterday! 5 months ago, when there flying machine spotted them burning coriums patiently digging thier way into the earth! nice one Maher! glad you TOOK charge…hows the job going by the way? just saying! :/

    • fellfromthesun

      >Address of large red blob approx but with a bit of common sense too! Tōkyō-to Minato-ku元赤坂2丁目1−1

      I’m sorry, but this is wrong, wrong, wrong. Even a quick glance at the above map shows that the red dot is in Saitama on the border with Chiba, i.e. in the ‘burbs, NOT Tokyo proper. It’s quite likely that the red spot is the town of Kashiwa, which is indeed a hot spot, much much higher levels than any surrounding areas. This is hardly breaking news, though, and has been identified as hot since late May or so. Minato-ku is clearly in the green on this map, and that is probably correct, since the foreign embassy monitoring (in Minato-ku) has only detected quite low levels of radiation for the past few months. The orange spot on the map would seem to be Edogawa-ku, which again has been in the news for a while.

      The real story with this map is that fortunately most of the capital seems to be ok; there are some troubling hot spots、though, and the potential for the shit to get spread around more certainly exists. Kashiwa is quite hot, and should probably be evacuated, but my guess is that ain’t gonna happen.

  • StPaulScout StPaulScout

    I couldn’t answer this, haven’t a clue actualy, but I’m hoping someone else here can hazard an opinion. With this high rate of radiation contamination occuring, what are the chances of a viral or bacterial mutation that could result in a world wide pandemic? Does anyone know of any research along this line or an expert that may have commented about this?

    TIA.

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    With the dated Maps Bonz posted seeing this spreading like it is, anyone have any guesses when it will it (majorly) hit North America? It’s coming we all know it. I remember reading on diff blogs estimates of early next year. But now I’m thinking EARLIER?
    @StPaulScott – yours is an excellent question. Waiting to see the responses you get.

  • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno

    The MSM = nuclear power/nuclear weapons/defense contractors/chemical polluters/fossil fuel polluters/world monetary confidence game/majority share ownership by billionaires who have a complete interest, in terms of maintaining their status quo hegemonous command of everything through the above sorts of corporate entities, in never representing reality except in lies.

    • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno

      As is said, “The revolution is not going to be televized”. That’s not just an idle quip. Revolution means taking over broadcast media or ending it.

      • http://transitionvoice.com/2011/08/no-shirt-no-shoes-no-problem-interview-dmitry-orlov/

        “DO: But in general, there are these transnational industrial and banking mafias that run the world and they don’t owe their allegiance to any one country. And the leaders of the various countries get together and their job is to appease the people who actually make the decisions, not to make the decisions themselves.
        LC: Do you foresee any kind of revolt against this? Any kind of growing awareness or just headlong over the cliff for the lemmings?
        DO: Revolt in this situation amounts to turning down your lunch. It’s like, “No thank you, I’m revolting and I wont eat today.” Where else are you going to get it?
        So people are in no position to revolt. They’re completely dependent on this financial totalitarian scheme. There’s no opting out of it so there’s very little that people can do.”

        The super-rich and their sycophants (such as Glenn Beck) are converting cash into bunker-like assets to try to survive the multiple “ELE”-like vectors coming in, of which Fuku is but one spectacular example. They believe in climate change and peak oil, that’s why Cheney had his secret meeting at the beginning of the Bush admin. Money is being stripped from you and me to safeguard their descendants while it still has value. Under these conditions it is difficult to carry out revolution. What’s left for a revolution to save?

        Not that one cannot try, but as I keep saying here, the level of sacrifice involved is poorly understood outside of places like Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan these days. I suppose we could all watch “Battle of Algiers.” But by now it’s getting to be more appropriate to watch “The Survivors.” Just a feelin’. You could argue me out of it, but this IS a public forum in the eyes of the humorless PTB.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rqZctm_Tsc&feature=related

        • alasanon

          I disagree to some extent. I know all of this is coming as a great shock to many, but having worked close to govt. and living near D.C., I’m not that
          surprised… At the top, they’re not working for us. I have a number of close Fed. contacts–they’re not all bad, but a really bad element did take over at high levels several years back.

          Ever since BushCo took over D.C. power, there have been crazy levels of security and the place is crawling with agents, intimidation, and suspicion. What I take from experiences here is that they ARE very afraid of the little guy and all his buddies… Moreover, they are EXTREME cowards!! It’s laughable, actually. They cannot deal with the average joe. They are far more afraid than you realize….

          I actually think this fear of being found out and facing retaliation is causing a lot of these events.

          • That’s kind of encouraging in its way, thank you.

            OT, just now I went through enenews for my posts looking for yet-unread replies and I WASN’T THERE. Then fifteen minutes later I was. Anyone else experience anything like this?? … talk about paranoia.

        • Hot Tuna Hot Tuna

          Yes risabee, happened to me earlier this morning.

  • fuckyoushima

    arclight. you the shit…

    relevant information generator.

    incase we go to absolute mad max; there does exist something called an atmospheric water generator which, provided electricity, can turn water vapor in the air into drinkable water (some have built in reverse osmosis systems).

    cost: $2000

  • CookedGoose

    This could also possibly be fallout from the uranium waste that burned when the oil refinery in Ichihara, Chiba caught fire on March 11. (If the wind was blowing northwest across the bay, as it was at Fukushima.) I don’t know if the amounts released in the fire were enough to cause this kind of contamination, but the locations add up. Just a thought.

  • Jebus Jebus

    Flustered Fukushima farmers up to their ears in radioactive bullsh*t

    August 21, 2011

    “We’ve run out of space to store it,” frets a 75-year-old farmer in Date City, Fukushima Prefecture, who tends a herd of some 70 cattle.

    His bovines’ digestive systems are remarkably productive, generating two tons of excrement per day. This material, rich in nutrients, is normally recycled by selling it to vegetable growers.

    But as the Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Aug. 16) reports, on July 22, farmers were ordered to halt shitments — sorry, we meant shipments — of the stuff until it could be determined it was free of radioactive cesium and thereby safe to spread.

    The Ministry of Agriculture determined on August 1 that the safety level for cesium in cow dung was 400 becquerels per kilogram. It also promised to conduct inspections, but as of mid-August the inspection procedures have yet to be put in place and as a result, farm areas are literally becoming inundated in bullsh*t.

    To make matters worse, the “Law regulating domestic animal excrement” requires farmers to store cow pies in specified areas, which means the stuff cannot be dumped in fields behind the barn.

    The farmers are shrieking they’re about to run out of space. Fukushima has offered to intervene to take some of the load off the ministry, but so far nothing’s happened and in the meantime the poop is earning a PhD — piled higher and deeper.

    “I’m pretty sure the cows’ feed is not contaminated, and that we’re within the margin of safety, but it’s troublesome about how rumors are being circulated that produce from Fukushima isn’t safe,” farmer Shunsuke Kokubu tells the paper.

    Farmers have been told that waste exceeding the standard cannot be sold off for fertilizer, since the vegetables would absorb the radioactive cesium. So what to do with the defective defecation? It will be “disposed of.” But when asked what measures will be taken to effect this disposal, a farmer in Nihonmatsu City replied, “Nobody’s decided yet.”

    “The national government is still dithering over how to deal with the mess,” he grumbled. And in the meantime, Fukushima farms are filled to overflowing with fetid fertilizer. (K.S.)

    Source: “Tsumoru gyufun, noka nayamu,” Nihon Keizai Shimbun (August 16, page 30)

    http://www.tokyoreporter.com/2011/08/21/flustered-fukushima-farmers-up-to-their-ears-in-radioactive-bullsht/

  • StillJill StillJill

    WEll,..he’s “PRETTY SURE”,…his feed is clean,..So,….I’m PRETTY SURE their poop is clean too. Wow,…I’m feeling VERY relieved now! (Sarcasm)

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    A little more on the beef situation.
    Seems reputation may be lost.
    http://crofsblogs.typepad.com/h5n1/2011/08/fukushima-still-more-radioactive-beef.html