WaPo: “Many” spots 15 km out have higher radiation than at Fukushima front gate — Risk ‘minimal’, day in no-go zone like 12-hr plane ride
Wasteland surrounds Japan nuclear-disaster site, Washington Post, Nov. 20, 2011:
- Starving pigs have eaten their own. Cats and dogs scavenge for food. On one farm, the Tochimotos’, the skulls of 20 cows dangle from their milking tethers.
- The area is dangerous over long periods, with many spots even 10 miles away from the plant showing radiation levels exceeding those at the facility’s main gate.
- Spend a full day driving through all parts of the no-entry zone and the risks are minimal, with a total exposure comparable with that from a 12-hour plane ride or two chest X-rays.
- Scientific groups say the animals represent the best chance for research on the effects of radiation. But in May, the Japanese government recommended that farmers euthanize their animals. It also banned farmers from bringing feed into the no-entry zone.
- Officials: 179 microsieverts per hour at elementary school — Hot spots at bus stop, main gate, schoolyard, pool, gym September 20, 2012
- Report: Neptunium-239 found in soil about 40 km from meltdown — “Several thousand becquerels” — Similar to levels detected at front gate of Fukushima plant August 15, 2011
- Young girl covered in mud during decontamination effort in former Fukushima evacuation zone — Ban on entering area lifted only last month (PHOTO & VIDEO) May 14, 2012
- Kyodo: Plutonium detected at multiple locations outside 20km zone — Up to 35 Bq/kg of Pu-241 March 8, 2012
- NHK Special: ‘Unexpected finding’ revealed in Tochigi Prefecture — 17 times radiation limit in front of school (VIDEO) August 12, 2012