Scientists Detect Highest Cesium Levels In A Year In Fukushima City: Rooftop Moss Exceeds 1.7 Million Becquerels

From the article:

“… radioactive cesium levels were unusually high …”

Oh, really?

Researchers Find 6.15 MILLION Becquerels Per Square Metre In Fukushima City (Over 290,000 People), 4 Times Higher Than Chernobyl Mandatory Evacuation Area

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Scientists detect highest cesium levels in a year in Fukushima (Asahi Shimbun, July 4, 2013):

FUKUSHIMA–Radioactive cesium levels found in moss on a rooftop in downtown Fukushima exceeded 1.7 million becquerels, the highest levels detected in a year, researchers said.

Ryoji Enomoto, an associate professor at the University of Tokyo’s Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, who led the team, said radioactive cesium levels were unusually high in the samples collected.

The city is located more than 50 kilometers from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

Read moreScientists Detect Highest Cesium Levels In A Year In Fukushima City: Rooftop Moss Exceeds 1.7 Million Becquerels

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

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) (Enennews, May 17, 2013)

Radioactive Mud In Fukushima School Pools Tops 100,000 Becquerels Per Kg (Asahi Shimbun)

Radioactive Mud In Fukushima School Pools Tops 100,000 Becquerels (Asahi Shimbun, April 22, 2013):

FUKUSHIMA—Radioactive cesium levels exceeding 100,000 becquerels per kilogram were measured in mud accumulated at the bottom of swimming pools at two high schools in and around Fukushima city.

Mud in the pool of a third high school in Minami-Soma, which is closer to the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, showed at least 8,000 becquerels per kilogram.

Read moreRadioactive Mud In Fukushima School Pools Tops 100,000 Becquerels Per Kg (Asahi Shimbun)

Over 5,000,000 Bq/m² Of Cesium-137 In Fukushima City (Video)


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“They Know All”: Over 5,000,000 Bq/m² of Cesium-137 in Fukushima City (ENENews, Feb 16, 2013):

Title: Over 5,000,000 Bq/㎡ of Cs137-Soil Contamination. Fukushima City
Source: guardianofmiyagi
Date Published on Feb 16, 2013

Video Description

Miyagi Radiation-Monitoring Committee (MIRMC), Organizer and two Japanese medical doctors: Don’t Forget 3.11. Don’t Forget Fukushima Daiichi Accident. NHK Never Rebroadcast. They Know All…

*Note the video shows 5,000 kBq/m² of Cesium-137, which is equal to 5,000,000 Bq/m²

Fukushima City ‘Death River’: 430,000 Bq/Kg (VIDEO)

“Death River”: Radiation detector goes over limit in Fukushima City — 430,000 Bq/kg of cesium (VIDEO) (ENENews, Jan 25, 2013):

Title: “Death River” Over 30μSv/h, Over 400,000 Bq/Kg of Radioactive Cesium
Author: guardianofmiyagi
Date Aired: June 10, 2012
Date Published: Jan 25, 2013

Abukuma River near Watari District of Fukushima City (~60 km from Fukushima Daiichi)

Radioactive Japan: 40,700 Bq/Kg From HOUSEHOLD Ash In Fukushima City

40,700 Bq/Kg from ash of a household in Fukushima city (Fukushima Diary, Jan 20, 2013):

According to the radiation test of household grocery by Fukushima city government, 40,700 Bq/Kg of cesium was measured from ash.

The measurement was from 12/1 to 12/28/2012.

They also measured 2,201 Bq/Kg from copper pheasant.

http://www.city.fukushima.fukushima.jp/soshiki/29/monitaring120403.html

School Facilities In Fukushima City Exceed Radiation Limit By 1,000% – Hot Spots Around Playground Equipment Especially Disturbing

AFP: School facilities in Fukushima city exceed radiation limit by 1,000% — Many hot spots around playground equipment are especially disturbing – Greenpeace (ENENews, Oct 23, 2012):

Title: Japan’s radiation monitoring unreliable: Greenpeace
Source: AFP
Author: Kyoko Hasegawa
Date: Oct 23, 2012

Government radiation monitoring in areas near Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is unreliable, Greenpeace charged on Tuesday, with heavily populated areas exposed to 13 times the legal limit.

The environmental group said authorities were wasting time cleaning up evacuated areas and should prioritise decontamination efforts in places where people live, work and play.

Greenpeace found that in some parks and school facilities in Fukushima city, home to 285,000 people, radiation levels were above three microsieverts per hour. Japan’s recommended radiation limit is 0.23 microsieverts per hour. […]

Rianne Teule, Greenpeace’s radiation expert:

Read moreSchool Facilities In Fukushima City Exceed Radiation Limit By 1,000% – Hot Spots Around Playground Equipment Especially Disturbing

Fukushima City: 34% Still Want To Evacuate

34% of Fukushima city people want to evacuate, local gov “Measures need to be taken” (Fukushima Diary, Sep 16, 2012):

For the questionnaire, 34% of the people answered they want to evacuate Fukushima city, and local government staff is commenting they need to take measures about this situation.

Read moreFukushima City: 34% Still Want To Evacuate

Hot Particles And Measurement Of Radioactivity (Fairewinds Video)

Fairewinds’ Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen and Boston Chemical Data Corporation’s Founder Marco Kaltofen have an in-depth conversation regarding the challenges of measuring radiation exposures to people around the globe. Kaltofen explains the scientific methodology involved in accurately analyzing and measuring radioactive releases from Fukushima Daiichi, including the impact of hot particles on human physiology.


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May 8, 2012

Laboratory Test Results: Tokyo Soil Samples

Arnie Gundersen: Hi, I am Arnie Gundersen from Fairewinds.  This is the first video on the new Fairewinds site.  We worked really hard to make it user friendly and searchable and we hope you like it.  If you have any questions, please send us a comment.

You recall Marco Kaltofen.  He presented at the American Public Health Association a couple of months ago and we heard his presentation.  Today, I had a longer conversation with Mr. Kaltofen.  Mr. Kaltofen runs the Boston Chemical Data Corporation and he is a professional engineer.  He talks about radiation in the environment and especially radiation from the Fukushima accident.  I hope you enjoy the conversation between Mr. Kaltofen and me.

Read moreHot Particles And Measurement Of Radioactivity (Fairewinds Video)

Fukushima City: 20,000 Bq/Kg Radioactive Cesium In Vacuum Cleaner Filters

– France’s ACRO Finds Radioactive Cesium in Vacuum Cleaner Filters in Fukushima, Iwate (EX-SKF, Dec. 15, 2011):

The highest is Watari District in Fukushima City, close to 20,000 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium. Kashiwa City in Chiba and Ichinoseki City in Iwate, about 200 kilometers south and north of Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant respectively, also tested rather high, with close to 6,000 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium.

Read moreFukushima City: 20,000 Bq/Kg Radioactive Cesium In Vacuum Cleaner Filters