UPDATE: Original mystery black substance was never tested — Much more radioactive than official’s black dust — Detector shows 95,880 cpm — Up to 60,000 cpm in beta — New alpha info

Published: February 17th, 2012 at 9:47 am ET


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More from N.K., a concerned citizen in Japan who provided the translation for the first article on this matter February 12

The blogger, who has material emitting alpha radiation, just discussed with Minami-Soma city Councillor Mr. Ooyama, 2 days ago.

But, it is clear that the blogger did not give him any black materials emitting alpha radiation and Mr. Ooyama had not collected any.

In short, the blogger and Mr. Ooyama are working separately and they do not have any cooperative relation at all.

Mr. Ooyama did get some black things that look similar, however, they are completely different and have only strong gamma ray.

The blogger is still working to find the source of alpha (3,300cpm) and beta (60,000cpm), he does not want the original black substance to be confused with the other black things.

Now, we know that in Minami-Soma city there are many stakeholders who want to hide alpha/beta-emitting nuclides.

We call them “cesium fraud”, because they only measure cesium (not other nuclides).

Please check this article: http://ameblo.jp/rvf400-1014/entry-11167301664.html

The blogger knows the place where black substance (only gamma ray) was collected by Mr. Ooyama, and gets two samples in this morning.

This black substance shows only 13,430 – 32,170cpm (without WTP). Off course, they are contaminated, but not so much.

Now, the black materials collected by the blogger shows 95,880 (without WTP). This is a latest sample and measurement.

The blogger also detected 60,000cpm beta radiation using “Hitachi-Aroka” beta dedicated scintillation detector (one member of the city hall provided this instrument). This result means that alpha-ray may be around 36,000cpm…

Published: February 17th, 2012 at 9:47 am ET


Related Posts

  1. Mystery Continues: Original 295 microSv/h black substance remains untested — Locals getting suspicious? February 19, 2012
  2. Mystery: Radioactive black substance reported 25km from Fukushima — Latest measurement over 95 µSv/h — Strong alpha emitter detected (PHOTOS) February 12, 2012
  3. Mystery black substance has 1,000,000+ Bq/kg of cesium — Seen all over Minami Soma — Officials meeting to discuss findings February 16, 2012
  4. Source: “Real” mystery black substance NOT yet measured — Possibly 20,000,000 Bq/kg of cesium — Many times more radioactive than local official’s sample — “It is too dangerous and must be analyzed by public institutions” (PHOTOS) April 29, 2012
  5. Source: Over 500 microSv/h detected from black substance (PHOTO) April 27, 2012

27 comments to UPDATE: Original mystery black substance was never tested — Much more radioactive than official’s black dust — Detector shows 95,880 cpm — Up to 60,000 cpm in beta — New alpha info

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    Tinyurl http://tinyurl.com/7kwy35o
    Because I can NEVER Tweet links here. Too long

    • SnorkY2K

      In my previous work with vapor deposited radionuclides, the surface may not have the same appearance as a piece of formed or cast material. It may look black but actually be different in appearance if deformed. Disregard the surface appearance and send it to a lab with x-ray backscatter and ask for ID.

      Since some of the likely radionuclides may or probably have been exposed to temperatures above their vapor point, considering properties of vapor depositing in an uncontrolled setting is necessary.

    • Arizonan Arizonan

      CPMs over 100,000 cause alarms to begin in lab manual:

  • Bobby1

    Here is another measurement:

    Cesium total: 1,089,612 Bq / Kg (measured Professor Yamauchi Kobe Univ.)

    http://sekaitabi.com/kuroikona.html (Japanese)

    • InfoPest InfoPest

      This Article I found might explain what the black stuff is.

      The lava rock material itself referred to as “tuff” is slightly radioactive. The same material is used as a carrier for chemicals like insecticide and as a filtration material. So it has a very high ability to absorb things. It is also frequently used as a road traction substance. If the local government has been using “tuff” as a road traction substance on the roads since it is winter in the area right now it could potentially be the source. That would mean that somewhere is a storage pile of this crushed lava rock that absorbed huge amounts of fallout. We already know outdoor piles of rock are at risk after gravel from Namie showed up highly radioactive. If this is lava rock being spread on the roads, not something else it does pose a significant risk to anyone handling it. Since this black substance has over 1 million bq/kg it has the potential to expose people to considerable amounts of radiation.

      Source; http://www.simplyinfo.org/?p=4943

  • Sickputer

    The Japanese government would love to outlaw citizen geiger counters. They would also like to outlaw the Internet. The truth makes the government look very ill-equipped to save the country. The intelligensia are leaving the sinking ship… Right on the heels of the millionaires who have already fled.

  • Material from sewage sludge? Perhaps ash from all the rad-waste they burn every day?

  • radegan

    Are we sure this isn't dried iodine crystals from medical iodine patient's urine? They have apparently been running amok, urinating all over Tokyo.

    • No worries… this is just some dried paint left over from the radium bottles found all over Japan..

      Some of it spilled here and there as they were driving it around Japan.

      This radioactive paint turns black when exposed to light and sun.

      Other official xplanations are it is all natural radiation that is good for you; as Ann Colter says; made up of things like tree dust.. leaves turning to compost, etc..



      Why are you still thinking FUKU after I TOLD you not to?

      No treats for you today.

      Class dismissed.

      • ageezerofgiza

        I was at Pompeii back in 79, and I can tell you categorically that it was nothing to do with Vesuvius.

  • moonshellblue moonshellblue

    Hmm I don't have access to view photos? What's up with that?

    • dosdos dosdos

      Click on the link, then reload the address. It is the referral from Enenews that is being blocked. Or you can copy the link and paste it into the browser address slot.

  • Cindy

    This black powder stuff, may indeed be the remmenants of the vaporized fuel rods, may be high in plutonium also… it didn't all get aerolsolized, some of it had to have come back down…

    Scary thoughts…

  • the yeoman the yeoman

    Steady crew. my tricorder is picking Jap bashing about 500 ft to the right

    If you, like myself, feel that treating the planet like a "grand chessbroad" is so march 10th 2011 then…

    Don't be a pawn, they can't play chess without them 😉

    Divide and rule is a most trusted tool…


  • fireguyjeff fireguyjeff

    Man….I couldn't think this stuff up if I tried!!

    We have spent 11 months now watching the worst case scenario of the Three Stooges meet Beavis and Butthead meets Homer Simpson.

    Every week there is some
    "oh, that couldn't/wouldn't happen….the chances are so remote"

    So now that it is obvious they will not be able to cap Fuku any time soon, I have now quit trying to no run (5k) in the rain as I used to do so much before Fuku.

    The insight of xdrfox has set in with a clarity…
    There is no where to run (no pun intended)
    There is now where to hide.
    The fallout is now in everything…food, rain, air, trees, dirt.
    About the only Band Aid tactic is to find a place where there
    is less fallout than others as a place to live for a bit longer.

    • dharmasyd dharmasyd

      Remember what Helen Caldicott said about the aftermath of nuclear war? "The living will envy the dead." It might be the similar with what we are facing now, just a little bit more slo-mo.

  • StillJill StillJill

    Yeah,…I do remember that quote, come to think of it. I think about 'it' every time I take my supplements,..I think, "Wow, Jill, are you digging and scratching to stay alive,.just so you can see the Rocky Horror Picture Show,….and wish you were dead to not see it"?
    Yeah,….I think, "Why am I doing this". (Much of this.)

    • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

      Ohhh StillJill..I understand, sigh… (((Huggzz))) I ask WHY am I waiting for it?

      I do feel better learning that more & more younger people are alert & against Nuclear. I hope the schools & media will not so brainwash them that they *forget what they know right now.

      One positive is the Internet, that we get to comment & share & let them know we are here because we care.

  • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

    ~Heads Up~ Posted by Mochizuki on February 17th, 2012

    At the end, this is my personal opinion but enenews and SKF picked up the news about the black substance, which was extremely radioactive. I think they took it from Oyama Koichi’s blog. but I’m a little suspicious about his blog.
    Last time he posted some data of US army or something to say they measured plutonium and uranium in Tokyo. but the data was like 3000 Bq/kg of uranium in Shizuoka or something, maybe he made some mistake to calculate. You need to be careful to refer to his blog.
    That’s it. Good night.

    ~I will pay some heed to Mochizuki's concerns.

  • jec jec

    Look back at the TBS/JNN webcom forum..one day hat BLACK smoke fill the screne–it was impressive and bad–black rolling smoke darkens the entire webcam view from the mountain. A LOT of smoke… And just before the black dust showed up. Just saying..

  • Arizonan Arizonan

    Still working out strange correlations in time between several events that all took place on Feb 13: earthquake, SPF4 flash/criticality event, "broken" temp gauge at R2, smoke seen on webcam, and then Feb 14/15, 8x increase in caesium readings in Fukushima City after it had traveled. (An yes, I would trust Mochizuki's insights on the Cs readings)

    “Broken” Reactor 2 Thermometer Readings
    Cs-134 and Cs-137 Readings in Fukushima City, Outside Evacuation Zone TEPCO Camera Watchers Claim Big Smoke Releases
    Feb 12 2012 Midnight 88.9 degrees C
    Feb 13 2012 2 pm 91.3 degrees C
    3pm 285.4 degrees C
    5 pm 275.9 degrees C jec
    February 13, 2012 at 1:45 pm · Reply
    @mungo Smoke or gas out of R2 seen around the "trees"..mid way. and R4 has something rising up from the fuel pool area to the ski..midway in the building. You called it.
    Video of a criticality event in SFP4, evening of Feb 13 2012:
    February 13, 2012 at 11:31 am · Reply looks like fuckup2 is smoking, see here
    Feb 14 2012 9am -9am Cs8.98 MBq/km2
    Feb 15 2012 3 pm 219.3 degree C 9am Cs 8.98
    9am-9am Cs349 MBq/km2(8.98 to 349 is an increase of 38.86 times.)

    Feb 16 2012 9am end Cs349 MBq/km2

    Monday, February 13, 2012
    TEPCO Evening Press Conference 2/1

  • CaptD CaptD

    Here is my explanation of the Black G☢☢

    I believe that the reason for the high Cesium counts is the interaction of Earth Quakes (EQ's) with the Coirium(s) with the groundwater below the complex and that may even be cause of the Black Dust that is now being widely observed in Northern Japan.

    EQ's + H☢T Corium(s) + Ground water = (Hydro Corium) Fissioning

    Fissioning + Time => Radioactive Steam Releases => Black Dust aka Black G☢☢