Tokyo Paper: Thick iron shielding placed below radiation monitoring post — Dose was double 5 meters away

Published: August 1st, 2012 at 11:23 am ET


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Tokyo Shinbun article from March 2012 with summary translation on July 31, 2012 by Safecast member ‘the_STIG’ who lives in Japan:


Journalist Shoji Ozawa reported that surface soil had been replaced and that a thick iron shielding had been placed below a monitoring post in Iitate that measured 1.2uSv. He measured 2.4uSv when he walked 5m away from the post. The Ministry of Education currently publishes less than 1uSv for Iitate. Professor Imanaka of Kyoto University said that the current monitoring posts are not usable at all.


h/t Anonymous tip

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Published: August 1st, 2012 at 11:23 am ET


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11 comments to Tokyo Paper: Thick iron shielding placed below radiation monitoring post — Dose was double 5 meters away

  • many moons

    Sure it's not lead?

  • aigeezer aigeezer

    Admin, as I understand it the story is from March but the translation (and therefore availability here) is fresh. Do you have access to any media followup since March? Did "the authorities" do anything in response to the story? Are they still using that monitoring system? Were there any repercussions?


    • Myme

      The last paragraph of the reporter's blog says:

      "When I asked the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology, they said they're not involved with decontamination because it was conducted by the Cabinet Office. The Cabinet Office replied, "(we) did not recognize that the monitoring post had been placed," in other words, they did not coordinate with each other in advance. But the area surrounding the monitoring post is (appears) carefully decontaminated, so I asked them why and there was no answer."

      The reporter name: Shoji Ozawa (the blogger)

      • aigeezer aigeezer

        Thanks, Myme. I get the impression that the story just fizzled out (so far).

        Perhaps Admin's citing it here will help put it (back) in the spotlight in Japan.

  • weeman

    First degree murder, premeditated, somebody make a citizens arrest and prosecute to the full extent of the law, I believe you have capital punishment in Japan.

  • Myme

    One more proof that the Japanese government radiation data are cooked up and their safety assessment cannot be trusted at all.

    Tourists, take a notice. Japan only wants your tourism money, they don't care about the safety of its own citizens and children, they'd rather tell premediated lies and even create a systematic way to do that to get money flowing into TEPCO and the government. They care even less about foreign tourists' safety than having you visit so that they can continue their lies about Fukushima radiation.

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      They sure didn't care about all those US teenagers that went to help clean up Fukushima.

      Those parents are in for a wake-up call.

    • Sickputer

      Bravo Myme. +311.

      It's all about the money. Money, wealth, and fatcat banksters and death dealing nucleocrats. They had a big dangerous money machine at Fukushima Daiichi before 311. Now it is just dangerous…so dangerous Japan's people will one day say enough and even the police will join them at rallies of millions.

      The breakup of Japan's ruling class is coming. I suspect many of the villains will leave Japan. The suffering people deserve the truth and on the Internet they find it.

      In Japan's deadly Fallout Era no government gangster will be safe from the news of their deceit spreading widely in the Information Era.

      The Japanese glasnost is now apparent with newspaper stories (in Japan media) presenting this terrible tale of the Fukushima coverup. The Diet and the nucleocrats have officially lost their former iron grip on the media.

      The Soviet Union government fell five years after Chernobyl. The atomic cesium clock is ticking steadily in Japan.

  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    Wow. To see this information published in the media should add even more spark to the Hydrangea revolution.
    Saikado hantai!
    Read today that in elections in western Japan, in a traditionally conservative region, the antinuke candidate lost only by 35 vs. 42 percent. They're getting closer, don't stop!

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      Do they use Diebold voting machines? Are the results run through SCYTL?

      Voting matters less and less.

      Hard to stop massive class-action lawsuits, though.

  • andagi andagi

    Dear Time Is Short,
    Yes. And Bette says it well: