Yomiuri: Average pre-school child in Koriyama had external radiation dose of 110 µSv during Nov. — 60km from Fukushima plant — Won’t immediately affect health says gov’t — Internal not included — No data from Mar. to Oct.

Published: January 6th, 2012 at 6:02 pm ET


7.92 mSv/y of external exposure in Koriyama Fukushima based on the data of November, Fukushima Diary, January 6, 2012:

  • Data taken in November
  • Koriyama Fukushima announced this result on 1/6/2012.
  • 16,400 of dosemeters
  • Children under 6
  • 15,239 of children
  • 896 of pregnant women
  • Average external dose:
  • Children was 0.11 mSv/m[onth]
  • Pregnant women was 0.10 mSv/m
  • If it was based on the data of March or April, the result would have been much higher


Yomiuri: “Relatively” High External Radiation Exposure for Children, Pregnant Women in Koriyama City, Fukushima, EX-SKF, January 6, 2012:

  • Month of November 2011
  • One pre-schooler in Koriyama City [had] an annualized basis, 7.92 millisieverts from external radiation alone
  • 4.32 millisieverts [annualized] for [one] pregnant woman
  • There is no way of knowing what the radiation exposure may have been in the earlier months

Yomiuri Shinbun (1/6/2012):

[…] The city says “It is not the level that immediately affect health, but we want to continue to monitor.”

The average figure for the pre-schoolers was 0.11 millisievert, and for the pregnant women 0.10 millisievert. The maximum number for the pregnant women was 0.36 millisievert. […]

Published: January 6th, 2012 at 6:02 pm ET


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38 comments to Yomiuri: Average pre-school child in Koriyama had external radiation dose of 110 µSv during Nov. — 60km from Fukushima plant — Won’t immediately affect health says gov’t — Internal not included — No data from Mar. to Oct.

  • Bones Bones

    I looked at the source, but it is in Japanese. I take it none of this data takes into account internal radiation dose. Further evidence of psychopaths in power.

    I think one way to gauge how damaging this radiation will be, as it is already, is to look at Fallujah and compare it to Fukushima and the irradiated areas. Take into account contaminated food and water, and the internal dosages will skyrocket.

    According to Prof. Busby, cancer rates in Fallujah are higher than Hiroshima. He also stated that members of his study who were collecting data were threatened by American and Iraqi military to stay out of Fallujah. Apparently Busby couldn’t even get into Fallujah himself and had to contract many Iraqis who wanted to help.

    I am just beginning to research the data, but we can take just the statement that Fallujah has higher incident rates of different cancers than Hiroshima. Most of these would be from ingestion of radionuclides. Look at Fukushima now. The exposures these people are receiving are incredibly high probably compared to Fallujah even. Take into account then, the internal doses of the Japanese.

    We will see many, many still births and “gross” birth defects, like cyclops and missing limbs, to become the norm. The truth won’t be able to hide forever. The pain that is coming and is here for those people is unbelievable.

    We need data, data, data. Hair samples, urine sample, food samples, water samples, air samples, and ground samples. Babies born with birth defects need to have their mothers tested for internal and external radiation as well as the babies themselves. Without the data, nuclear power will continue to have the upperhand in the fight. Clear numbers and data pointing to the horrific damage nuclear energy (radiation) entails.

    I think donations for geiger counters, and scintillation counters as well as volunteer training for individuals receiving such equipment would be an important step to win the…

    • arclight arclight

      Results of ACRO’s monitoring in Japan (15th of December 2011 update)

      Urines of children from Tohoku

      “ACRO has also continued to analyse the urine of children at the request of Japanese citizens. Even if there is not 100% of the urine contaminated in Fukushima prefecture, which is good news, many children continue to be contaminated at levels that do not decrease from the levels we measured in May.

      Some of these children live in homes where we controlled the dust from the vacuum cleaner. But it does not seem to be any clear correlation between the contamination of dust and urine. This leads us to point the finger to the food as the main contributor to the internal contamination.

      Urine is the most contaminated in Ichinoseki in Iwate prefecture located 200 km from the crippled nuclear plant.”

      “It is important to conduct an accurate, systematic and regular monitoring of internal contamination of children from Fukushima. Families must have access to the measurement of radioactivity to help them reduce this contamination.”

      ” Evacuation is a way to reduce contamination. Variations in internal contamination between different children might be due to food.”


    • unspokenhermit

      Informative analysis indeed. Although the report says that the radiation will have no immediate affect but people are actually worried of their future.

      The Japanese people are not happy.

      Many realize a significant portion of Japanese soil is not suitable for habitation. Just last October a leaked Tepco documented indicated the total amount of plutonium and neptunium emitted from the plant. This stuff sticks around for millions of years…

      If you haven’t seen the dispersion maps for plutonium they are published here:


      • arclight arclight

        “Evacuation is a way to reduce contamination. Variations in internal contamination between different children might be due to food”

        pretty heavy when they use the evacuation word though!! and they have bone lots of work around chernobyl victims!! they have to go by the ICRP bag o water model!! the ICRP says dont evacuate, in fact you can have lots more, dont sue tepco please!!

        acro.. evacuation !! bit over polite! agreed! but it says what it says!! dust from the southern tip of the big island?? IAEA aint talking about that! eh??

        read the spectrometer graph from hiroshima university and see if you can make out any other isotopes apart from te times 2 and cs times 2 etc! wondered what they didnt mark out on that graph!!

        see below on nhk contamination map video i posted below!!
        might even find strontium 90on that i would have thought and the p word??

        have fun and let us know

  • Bones Bones

    A good idea for those of us strapped for cash would be to make our own measuring devices. I just ordered a geiger counter kit for $50 dollars. After maybe $50 more, I will have a high-end, once calibrated, geiger counter capable of detecting beta and gamma emissions as well as alpha.

    Scintillation counters would also be required to identify the radionuclides that are contaminating. This device is relatively simply to design as well and any guy or gal somewhat familiar with electronics and soldering can easily learn and build a scintillation counter capable of accurate detection.

    I am sure there are many Japanese who are willing to work in this way to protect and fight for their brothers and sisters. Maybe, I can design a website (will need to learn alot to make it good. lol) to promote and organize such an endeavor.

    I know this is off topic, but there isn’t much to say about the article that hasn’t been said already.

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      Bone…Your right of course. So much of the same thing being said all the time. (no fault of Enenews) I hope you DO OPEN A WEBSITE! You know Whoopie, I’ll spread the link far and wide. (might have to be reminded now and then…but I’ll help getting it out there!)

      • Bones Bones

        Haha, I seriously love you and have no idea who you are.

        • Whoopie Whoopie

          Bones your funny! I dont know YOU either…BUT I DO NOW.
          I LOVE ALL YOU GUYS.
          Langley just posted a new post:
          To which I wrote:
          “I’m speechless Paul. Your ANGRY and have every god damn right to be!! You’ve followed THIS for so long…YOU have so much history just “screaming to get OUT!!”.
          I am humbled…just humbled by what I’ve learned from you.
          Edit HERE:
          I’m ashamed at my old age, I never WOKE UP to how IN THE HELL I was getting my “power”.
          3/11 woke me up…but what took “me” so fucking long?!!!
          What is taking so many others…”

          I’m truly scared to death of what we’re facing.

          BUT believe it or not, A DEAD GUY WAKES ME UP EVERYDAY:
          Was never EVER a Fan until “THIS IS IT”

          • PoorDaddy PoorDaddy

            Hi Whoopie…
            Don’t look for me on HP any longer. All my posts disappeared except one. I read the “rules” and any super-user can pull your posts. Maybe paranoid, but I believe that Atoms dude yanked my posts! I referred to his PHD as Petty Heinous Dude, and after that, my posts all gone!
            Here was the last post I left on HP this morning. It didn’t show up and I didn’t expect it to….

            A great site for all things nuclear and specifically Fukushima is enenews.com.
            This will be my last post here at HP. There is a pro-nuke super user that is so thin-skinned that he either removes or flags any posts that chide him about his PHD or show his posts to be as foolish as they are. There are better ways and better places to invest my time.
            If you’re sneaky enough, you can call people m.o.r.o.n.s or a.n.u.s., but your posts disappear if you are out front and blatant with your assessment of pro-nuke shills.
            CaptD, WCDB, mdinoregon,patsy, et al. You all have much more patience than I do. Bless you!
            I don’t expect this post will ever see the light of day.

          • Whoopie Whoopie

            Planet Earth! What About Us!
            Old but not too old to learn this DEAD MAN.
            Michael Jackson GOT IT….too bad I missed “it” when he was alive. ALWAYS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE EVERYDAY.
            No other way to LIVE.

          • HoTaters HoTaters

            That is his best work, IMHO. ‘Could do w/o the little crotch grind and gratuitous strip tease, but great nonetheless! M.L. King was a genius and was way ahead of his time. It’s only in my relatively old age I’ve come to appreciate him.

    • Radio VicFromOregon

      Bones, i’d like to see that webpage, too.

    • Cheers, Bones! And here! here! Will share and share …
      Also, ENE has had over 19k hits today … hurray! and hurrah to all newcomers. For those of you unfamiliar with internal/external and low/high effects of ionizing radiation, particularly from the radionuclides mined and man-made, on children and other living things there is info collecting at rc

  • jec jec

    Babies with cancer, chilling to have happen. One option for tracking radiation is the RADTriage Badges..which should be avaiable for sale in Japan. The company said they had them placed in stores, but no one purchases them. Hiding will not help with this disaster. A personal badge which accumulates the dose..day by day..for a year..so you can see the exact external dose..is the way to go. Its cheap..30 USD here in USA. See RADTriage Badges on the web..they do work and are simple for children to just carry in a pocket or sew into a pocket in clothes to keep hidden if necessary. We are using them as we live nine miles from a nuke plant that is not leaking..very much.

  • goathead goathead

    Hey Bones, which Geiger kit did you buy?

  • Bones Bones


    (Don’t want to spam but I think this is relevant.)

    That is the site I got it from. There are many possibilities for the kit. I’m planning the lcd obviously and will design my own housing and probes. There are some tubes that have an alpha window allowing detection of alpha particles. So, it is possible with two different attachable probes to detect alpha, beta, and gamma. Hope that helps!

  • goathead goathead

    Looks sweet! I was considering placing mine outside and hooking it up to an old computer for logging purposes. Would be great to establish more of this sort of thing around the planet!

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    Outnow at HP just NOW (when he DOES show up I listen!)
    “Unknown unknowns are unknowable­. So why aren’t people risk adverse when it comes to public safety? The precaution­ary principle should govern in all matters of public safety. Kucinich is right!

    If there are unknown cracks, then get rid of the threat first. Even Dick Cheney used the one-percen­t principle as to public safety. If Saddam could launch in 45 minutes, according to Tony Blair and George W. Bush, then Cheney said that even a one-percen­t chance was too much. Rumsfeld used the unknown unknowns, yet when it comes to the dangers of nuclear power, most are so over-awed that their brains go numb. The sheeple don’t understand biology or any science for that matter, Whoever has the biggest lobby and makes the biggest profit prevails..­…

    Yet we speculate about what weapons Iraq or Iran might have and spend trillions – just in case. Why the double standard?


    • Whoopie Whoopie

      I AM OUT FOR THE NIGHT old age
      My last comment at HP:
      “What the mainstream press has failed to do, the alternativ­e media are SIMPLY getting on and doing. In the absence of an adequate press centre, people have formed their own. In the weird journalist­ic vacuum of the conference­, people are newsgather­ing and sharing their informatio­n – and sending out bulletins to the world. It’s properly inspiring, and it’s only going to get bigger!

      And with that…I bid you GOOD NIGHT

      (Watch for Whoopie, morning and night ONLY)
      Good grief! I get a wind in me, eh?

      • Whoopie Whoopie

        I probably got THAT from one of YOU oh so long ago.
        No matter…the MESSAGE is still the same.

        • arclight arclight

          “you only need 6 percent to find out and they ALL will find out!!”

          thats a fact!! and you will get a few percent with your efforts whoopie… sweet dreams.. rest well!

  • arclight arclight

    “ACRO states in the report “After the nuclear disaster of Fukushima, ACRO has extended its Citizen Watch of Radioactivity in the Environment to Japan. We have received samples from the Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures that show an alarming contamination…….The contamination is very large and comparable to the environment of Chernobyl. The Maeda field of Iitate-mura is the most contaminated place. Iodine contamination is the largest and it is better to evacuate the population. On the long time range, cesium 137 is the most worrying element because it has a half-life of 30 years.”


  • arclight arclight

    VIDEO – Radiation Expert Muzzled over Fukushima, What He Did About It
    “Shinzo Kimura, a researcher and scientist has been measuring radiation in the air from his home in Tokyo, while also conducting field trips to collect soil, plant, water and snow from towns that were evacuated after the Fukushima nuclear crisis began.

    He once worked for the National Institute for Radiological Sciences, conducted his own independent study of the radiological consequences from Chernobyl, and was on the research team assigned to evaluate the Tokaimura nuclear accident in Japan in 1999.”

    “Shinzo bravely decided to undertake his own investigation of radiation in Japan, and garnered the support of fellow scientists working in Japan. NHK World aired this telling documentary covering the results of the work carried out by Shinzo Kimura and members of Japan’s scientific community.

    The video speaks loudly about the control of the civil environment in Japan following Fukushima, and makes us wonder what forces would want such a disaster to remain so heavily censored, that even trusted experts within their own country were forbidden to do their work. This video covers the results of a two month survey of radiation measurements spanning out from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility conducted by Shinzo’s team. A must see video!!!


  • arclight arclight

    4 January 2012
    The Belarus interior ministry told Euroradio that any policeman would have the power to enforce the new law.
    “Anyone found accessing “extremist” or “pornographic” websites will also be fined, the law says……”

    “…A Belarusian advertising agency, RG Media, which does business with foreign websites, also said the new law “does not look very clear”. “We have no idea how it will affect us,” the company told Euroradio. “

    “At the end of December the Belarus opposition website Charter 97, run from outside Belarus, was disabled by a cyber attack. The site’s chief editor Natalya Radzina told the US-based Committee to Protect Journalists that the attackers had deleted archives and posted a false news story about opposition presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov…..”

    “….Last May Mr Sannikov, co-founder of Charter 97, was jailed for five years for organising mass protests during the December 2010 presidential election……””

    HMMM! “Anyone found accessing “extremist”…….”

    From the charter 97 website to make the above post very OT!!

    “Visits back on for children of Chernobyl
    16:11, 08/02/2005, Karen Inchley, “The Sentinel”

    ““A Threat to stop young victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster enjoying life-saving recuperative breaks in Staffordshire and Cheshire has been lifted. Youngsters from Belarus have regularly benefited from holidays in the region and are treated to days out and a diet free from the risk of radiation contamination. Experts believe the visits can save the lives of teenage cancer victims and boost a sick child`s immune system for up to two years. But future breaks were thrown into doubt by the president of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, who threatened to stop the visits because he claimed children were picking up “decadent” Western values….”


    • arclight arclight


      “He claimed the children returned from abroad completely different people and threatened to axe the trips…..”

      “…Many of the youngsters are in remission from cancer or have just completed courses of treatment. According to organisers of The Chernobyl Children`s Project, which has 30 branches across Britain, the children arrive grey and gaunt and go home just weeks later with rosy cheeks….”


  • arclight arclight

    japanese government mindset here concerning children

    “In summary, the Japanese Government did not perceive a need to amend any legislation or enact new laws to bring Japan into compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Japan claims to use the Convention’s goals as a cornerstone for improving policy measures to protect children. Among the steps taken is the creation of the Headquarters for Youth Development chaired by the Prime Minister to better coordinate policy among all relevant branches of government. The Headquarters formulated the National Youth Development Policy to serve as a framework to indicate the government’s basic principles and to direct medium and long-term measures. Finally, a mandate for the new Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Measures for Declining Birthrate was established to achieve further cooperation amongst government agencies.

    Nevertheless, the Committee on the Rights of the Child (the “Committee”) views many of the Government’s efforts to be either half-hearted or even in contravention of the spirit of the agreement. For example, a 2007 amendment to the Juvenile Law (少年法) that lowered the age of eligibility at which children may be admitted to juvenile training schools was criticized as violating the aims of the Convention. Critics call for specific time-targets and indicators, to better assess and evaluate relevant legislative and policy efforts. Among the lingering issues is the failure to illegalize child pornography that is hand drawn or created by computer, particularly in manga comic books and anime cartoons. Sexual violence against girls remains a serious issue for its promotion in manga, anime, and computer programs. This problem is further complicated by the low age of consent which in turn makes it more difficult to prosecute rape crimes…..”


  • arclight arclight


    “Additionally, the rigors of a Japanese education are considered to increase problems such as suicide. Finally, the Committee has found the National Youth Development Policy to be neither comprehensive nor rights-based.”


    This report analyses Japan’s compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its two Optional Protocols.


  • arclight arclight

    Depleted uranium has wreaked havoc on health in Iraq
    by Christina MacPherson

    “The US and UK militaries have sent mixed signals about the effects of depleted uranium, but Iraqi doctors like Alwachi and Alani, and along with researchers, blame the increasing cancer and birth defect rates on the weapon.”

    “Fallujah babies: Under a new kind of siege, Doctors and residents blame US weapons for catastrophic levels of birth defects in Fallujah’s newborns, Al Jazeera, Dahr Jamail 06 Jan 2012 Fallujah, Iraq – While the US military has formally withdrawn from Iraq, doctors and residents of Fallujah are blaming weapons like depleted uranium and white phosphorous used during two devastating US attacks on Fallujah in 2004 for what are being described as “catastrophic” levels of birth defects and abnormalities.

    Dr Samira Alani, a paediatric specialist at Fallujah General Hospital, has taken a personal interest in investigating an explosion of congenital abnormalities that have mushroomed in the wake of the US sieges since 2005. ”We have all kinds of defects now, ranging from congenital heart disease to severe physical abnormalities, both in numbers you cannot imagine,” Alani told Al Jazeera at her office in the hospital, while showing countless photos of shocking birth defects.

    As of December 21, Alani, who has worked at the hospital since 1997, told Al Jazeera she had personally logged 677 cases of birth defects since October 2009. Just eight days later when Al Jazeera visited the city on December 29, that number had already risen to 699. Read more of this post”


  • arclight arclight

    BREAKING aid misuse
    Saturday, January 7, 2012
    Donation via German Red Cross Used to Build Library, Nursery School for Evacuees in Koriyama City in Fukushima

    “I’m not really sure that’s how German people who donated to the German Red Cross for the disaster relief for the March 11 earthquake/tsunami wanted the money to be spent.

    The library and the nursery school are for people evacuated from Kawauchi-mura in a planned evacuation zone to Koriyama City. Koriyama City is in high-radiation “nakadori” (middle third) of Fukushima Prefecture, where pre-schoolers were found with 0.11 millisievert external radiation in one month in November 2011, with the maximum 0.66 millisievert. Certainly not a place where any nursery school should be…..”


    • arclight arclight

      sorry exskf .. just a bit more…for posterity

      “……Ever since the nuclear accident started in March 11, 2011, the Board of Education in many cities and prefectures in Japan has done everything in their power to expose children to radiation – having them eat beef and drink milk with radioactive cesium, making them harvest green tea in the rain, making them gargle with green tea, making them clean the yard of dead leaves and sludge, taking them to summer schools in the high radiation areas in northern Kanto.

      Of nuclear experts, only Professor Kunihiko Takeda of Chubu University spoke against these school “traditions” mindlessly carried out all over Japan.

      The night is deep”

      • or-well

        Child abuse, mindless zombie POS…This makes me think bad thoughts that are illegal to express on the internet.
        Teachers and doctors – two large groups! – have failed the children of Japan. They should be spat on in the streets.

        • arclight arclight

          tip of the child abuse catalogue… cant bring myself to post more because most japanese are good caring and loving towards children!!

          just takes just a few bad applesl!

          but theres plenty of issues listed at the crin website that are well researched verified publications and reports!

          and there are many japanese trying to do something about it!

          • or-well

            I know arc but if those 2 groups spoke up, as a body of individuals, with all their members,
            even if their Executive Associations didn’t, even if the Media kept quiet,the citizens of Japan would hear them.
            Teachers and Doctors speaking directly to their fellow citizens, speaking in local halls, heck, speaking in parks and playgrounds if they’re denied a roof – the people would hear and be given strength and necessary info.
            There are a lot of teachers in every developed nation. Teachers not only teach, they are like the second line of defense (after parents) for the defenceless.
            OK thank you for the CRIN website I hope you are well.

            • arclight arclight

              2012 will be the year of the child in japan i beieve!! thats my hope! thats my inspiration!
              and the japanese reaction… if you look closely… is stronger than it might at first seem… only 6 percent have to know for everyone to know!! i think thats on the cards.. always the optimist! 🙂 yes i am well and i hope the same for you my friend!