ZDF Bureau Chief: Very high radioactive dose of 65 microsieverts per hour in Fukushima City — “Informed officials 3 month ago, nothing happened until today!” — Many children pass by everyday (PHOTO)

Published: May 17th, 2013 at 9:52 am ET
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May 15, 2013 Tweets from Johannes Hano, Bureau Chief East Asia for ZDF German TV (h/t Anonymous tips):

#Hotspot 65 uSv in #Fukushima City #Japan. Informed Officials 3 month ago nothing happend until today! #nuclear #atom

[...] 65 uSv still very high. spot is at the backend of the lot. A lot of people/children passing by every day

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34 comments to ZDF Bureau Chief: Very high radioactive dose of 65 microsieverts per hour in Fukushima City — “Informed officials 3 month ago, nothing happened until today!” — Many children pass by everyday (PHOTO)

  • Lion76 Lion76

    Gee, one has to wonder why the citizens of Japan would be buying radiation meters. They must be "living in fear" I guess we should feel sorry for them that they have to live in fear. Maybe they should make youtube videos of rainbow sh**ting unicorns instead.

    I wonder if those meters are "calibrated" I bet it is all just a scam in order to drum up drama on the internet. YOu know how those crazy Japanese people are, they love to sensationalize everything!

    This is sarcasm, obviously. I still can't get over how someone can view someone else owning a piece of scientific testing equipment and actually taking the initiative to be "informed" is somehow something to be pitied. Quite the contrary.

    If it weren't for people who did such things, there would be no "truth" we'd all be eating radioactive beef and singing the praises of daddy government like good little sheeple should.


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    • We Not They Finally

      But there is no organized testing HERE in the U.S. either. We DO eat radioactive food — we just have no idea HOW radioactive. It's just common sense that it will be getting worse.


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      • Lion76 Lion76

        If you have the proper equipment, you can "know"

        Next on my list is a mass spectrometer food canister testing station. http://www.chem.agilent.com/en-US/products-services/Instruments-Systems/Mass-Spectrometry/Pages/default.aspx

        Expensive, but I got bigger ideas tied into owning one.


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      • Jay

        WeNTF , indeed , considering the present techno sophistication I thought that the Japanese will be all-over the situation in Organized groups that will disclose the measuraments and use that as a political tool to prove the incompetecnce of both the government and TEPCO .

        It would also serve very good in the coming case of Class Action Suit .
        So , why is this not happening yet ? Are we going again to point at the 62.7 % of Japanese voters that elected Abe and others before him ? i.e. the left side of the IQ Bell curve , quite sizable .

        Never allow to be condescending about anyone`s skills and IQ , they are the result of parents `rolling the dice` with their children lives , a chance DNA .
        But what should make us stand up and scream is that we already know certain genes can happend , see Mozart , Michelangelo , Tesla , Mihai Eminescu , Mother Theresa and Jack the Ripper …

        So WHO is stopping us from identifying those genes , putting them in a retrovirus ( done already / gene splicing and silancing )and inserting them in our own genome , thank you very much so I can play piano too !!

        But with such a smart population HOW can a government use fiat currency , bank manipulations , MS patchy softaware , nuclear reactors , wars , pesticides , and capitalism … and ya , we would have the Fukushima situation .


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        • We Not They Finally

          Actually, Jay, it was reported that only 24.6% of the voting population VOTED in the election that swept in the highly sinister Abe. But will it ever again matter WHAT the Japanese public wants? What they have already got is monstrous, and with increasingly restricted capacity to fight back. Even if all they care about genetically is that their kids are not born without limbs, or with their internal organs outside their body. It is all so sad.


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  • We Not They Finally

    They are alarmed about ONE hotspot? That is so myopic, it's painful. But still better to at least publicize SOMETHING piecemeal, than to publicize nothing.


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  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    This was a GERMAN news organization pushing this information out, not the Japanese..

    Can't believe anything foreigners say…. or can we?


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  • Lion76 Lion76

    I just want to state openly that I won't respond to anything in the future that doesn't have a "credible source" behind it. And, I will refrain from asking rhetorical questions (some also call it sarcasm) or making assumptions about others as some have tended to do with me. So, if I don't answer someone's post in the future, it will likely be for these reasons–not worth responding to.

    Just want to apologize for having done so in that previous thread… I will make the effort to correct myself.


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  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Low Dose Radiation Dangers/Symptoms For Children And Adults
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/low-dose-radiation-dangers-for-children.html

    Geiger Counter, Principles, Readout, Limitations And Types; via @AGreenRoad
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/01/geiger-counter-principles-readout.html


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    • Lion76 Lion76

      I just checked my home air filter and (again) got a reading around 100 cpm maxout, and also checked mR/Hr and got a high of .04 which… after checking THIS site indicates I am at the beginning of the "low alert" stage (if I am extrapolating .04 mR/hr correctly, that is)

      "The average dose rate for a person in the United States is only about 1 mR/day or approximately 360 mR/yr with some estimates as much as 620 mR/yr (.36 R/yr to .62 R/yr or .04 mR/hr to .07 mR/hr) taking into consideration profession and medical imaging procedures like X-rays and CT Scans."
      http://www.personalradiationdetection.com/radiation_safety.html


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      • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

        Hey Lion, sorry about those readings.. very stressful.

        Be careful and change your air filter! Of course, now what do you do with it?? If you throw it away, you could be found guilty of nuclear dumping.. without a license. If you keep it? You are storing nuclear material..

        What a place we are at in the history of humanity, not our best moment.


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      • Lion76 Lion76

        Sorry, but this was my point of reference of the "low alert" level but that would be 3 times higher than "average dose rate" so I'm not so comfortable as to what a low alert level might actually be.

        Public dose limits due to licensed activities (NRC) 100 mR/year 100 mR = 0.1 R

        and I always refer back to the "reality" that all/most established "safety limits" have all been determined as per "external" exposure, nothing about "ingested" levels because we are all in uncharted territory in that regard. People seem to dismiss/forget/ignore this when discussing radiation levels and the "meanings about risk" that this post-fukushima and post-awakening world has come into.

        If I am breathing in radioactive gas (as we have discussed before, with xenon, etc.) then the "external dose rates" again do not really apply, do they?

        Here's to "education" and actually learning as we go.


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        • combomelt combomelt

          So it seems you are at a low alert level from near max readingsof about 100 off your air filter.
          I have a few questions though and please pardon my ignorance of your testing equipment.
          You said the reading you get from the air filter is at/near your detectors max, but lets assume for a moment that the actual exposure in the air/air filter inside your house is 20x what you can read? What do these readings tell you to do next?
          Should you leave your house with hazmat protection gear on and drive far away? How wide is the detected plume/ cloud?
          Which direction do you go? Opposite the prevailing winds? Perpendicular to them? What if there isnt any wind? How far must you travel? We all know dangerous radionuclides are accumulating everwhere, so where to?
          What is being "learned"?
          Also, you stated above that you are going to get the MS for your food testing. Nice. You said you have "Bigger ideas tied into owning one".
          Curious if your website will have charts with the rad counts of all the foods you will be testing? I believe you are in LA near the sinkhole, so food and gc results for that area will be interesting.


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          • Lion76 Lion76

            You're not clever, funny, nor "informed" so get a clue before you come at me with your gimmick nonsense.


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          • Lion76 Lion76

            what "website" are you talking about? obviously you must be reading "delusional" information again, or just riddled with "assumptions" once again. Like I said "in the first post" and every post thereafter. You are a gimmick, like I said already. Next time you post anything similar to this I am reporting your comments as "veiled personal attacks" you have been warned.

            Have a good day, shill.


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        • Arizonan Arizonan

          Becquerels….a recommended standard of measure at the Caldicott foundation NY Symposium. Both rems and sieverts are mathematical extrapolations of how a particular level/type might/might not affect organs/tissues where the dose is absorbed. Rather a large area of scope for more nuclear ibfuscation and minimization. Rather, if we measure as much as possible in becquerels we are actually measuring a physical event, one decay per second. My PRM-9000, unfortunately, does not measure becquerels, but counts per minute. So I use CPM all the time, since it is measuring an actual event, rather than a dodgy mathematical extrapolation (rems/sieverts).


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      • Fred

        Your home air filter filters already filtered, isolated air and isn't much of a filter unless you pay a lot. The one you need to check is the HEPA filter in a newer model car's heat/AC system. Another place to check is, of course, the car's engine air cleaner. Every time a friend drives his massive 18-wheel tractor-trailer on a long trip up Nawth, we pull his filters and go over them with my pancake detector. It's usually quite alarming how much is filtered from all the air going into a big 8 cylinder truck diesel driving across America. Ask any trucker to save you his old filter, especially on a long haul unit.


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    • Is also some TRUTH-TYPE of Eurodep recordings in there as well.. so not just USA getting dumped on.

      That site if you look around it, also has the complete "Speed-Data" file they still won't give to the public.


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      • pure water

        For decades to come it will be the whole Earth. I know about Europe from my constantly running nose at 25-30 degrees C in dry weather for weeks. And I am grateful for this reaction – better tissues in every pocket, than useless pills. Here comes the lunatic exchange of depleted uranium in the Middle East, so no one knows where exactly the misery comes from.


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Unfortunately, we're all forced to co-exist with the continuing release of radiation from Fukushima Daiichi. The high background radiation levels are dangerous, widespread, and man-made.


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  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    Johannes Hano, Sie sind der Größte. Ich bin sicher, dass Sie enenews lesen…danke für Ihre Arbeit.


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  • They were just hit with a 6.0 – right beside Fukushima.

    M 6.0 Earthquake
    52km NE of Namie, Japan
    6 hours ago – U.S. Geological Survey
    An earthquake with magnitude 6.0 occurred near Sendai, Honshu, Japan at 05:47:59.12 UTC on May 18, 2013 ..


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  • repost
    CODEX and food safety? The hidden world of radioactive food!

    Published by nuclear-news.net

    By Arclight2011

    19 May 2013

    The Japanese limits are based on the assumption that 50% of nationally distributed foods are contaminated

    [...]

    A suggestion of a member to introduce additional values for food corresponding to non-accidental situations,such as releases of radioactive effluents,was not supported, as it was noticed that such releases are under regulatory control.

    [...]

    One member suggested reconsidering the previous situation of the GLs in 1989 with a single food category, as that was protective of both infants and adults. Other members of the eWG did not support this proposal, stating that society expects infants and young children to receive better protection.Another member proposed to add the category of dairy foods. There was also no support for this suggestion. Both members withdrew the proposals

    [...]

    http://nuclear-news.net/2013/05/19/codex-and-food-safety-the-hidden-world-of-radioactive-food/


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    • razzz razzz

      I see the nuclear industry is having a hard time mandating radioactive food levels. As time marches on, the higher the counts become. Same with background radiation levels. Level for exposure and intake can only be raised so high before years of life expectancy has to be lowered to justify nuclear power generation. Then there is that thing called 'quality' of life where in the future most of the time living is spent feeling ill or trying to recover from illness.

      Notice how the IAEA continues creating agencies to isolate itself from bad decisions and the premise nuclear power is safe.

      Nuclear power is relatively young, life use to be so much simpler when killing with knives and guns.


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      • We Not They Finally

        It's been done already. Husband and I were baby boomers following WWII. During our childhoods, cancer was quite rare. Now it's "the new normal" — like hasn't it always been that way, except that it HASN'T. But totally correct to call it diabolical compared to knives and guns. The silent, slow, arbitrary, escalating deaths that no one has to contend with until it hits THEM.


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