58 Microsieverts Per Hour Detected In Used Car At Japanese Port

Radiation Detected in Used Vehicle for Exports near Tokyo (JIJI PRESS, Oct. 25, 2011):

Kawasaki, Kanagawa Pref., Oct. 25 (Jiji Press)–Radiation levels of up to 58.86 microsieverts per hour have been detected in a used vehicle stored in a port facility here for exports, local authorities said Tuesday.

The vehicle was brought to the port facility in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, southwest of Tokyo, Monday after being auctioned in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo. The vehicle is now kept by its owner.

The vehicle measured between 6.034 and 58.86 microsieverts in radiation, Kawasaki city government officials said. The amount of radiation in the air around the vehicle was at 0.163 microsievert per hour.

The city government asks freight forwarders to report when 5 microsieverts or more in radiation per hour are detected in vehicles.

1 thought on “58 Microsieverts Per Hour Detected In Used Car At Japanese Port”

  1. Haven’t heard much about what’s going with the Nuclear disaster in Japan.
    I have heard something about a melt down??? But don’t know if the source was reliable or not.
    What a sad situation.


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