Cumulative Radiation Level in Namie-machi in Fukushima Exceeds 20 Milli-Sieverts in 40 Days

24.14 milli-sieverts, to be exact, in 40 days. But no one bats an eye over the number any more. Japan is busy doing the “Golden Week holidays”.

There are still people remaining in Namie-machi.

Yomiuri Shinbun (5/2/2011) reports:

文部科学省は2日、東京電力福島第一原発から29~33キロ離れた6地点の積算放射線量を発表した。

On May 2, Ministry of Education and Science announced the cumulative radiation levels at 6 locations 29 to 33 kilometers from TEPCO’s Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant.

同原発から北西に31キロ離れた地点(福島県浪江町赤宇木)で3月23日から5月1日までの積算放射線量は2万4140マイクロ・シーベルト(24・14ミリ・シーベルト)となった。

The cumulative radiation level from March 23 to May 1 in Akogi in Namie-machi, Fukushima Prefecture, 31 kilometers northwest of the plant, was 24,140 micro-sieverts, or 24.14 milli-sieverts.

Note the number is not counting the radiation from March 11 to March 22, when the release of radioactive materials from the reactors was the worst. The government DOES HAVE THE DATA that could be used to estimate the radiation levels in many places in Japan during that initial period.

Checking back at the past data disclosed by Ministry of Education, the radiation level in Akogi in Namie-machi (survey area No.32):

(5/2/2011: 24.14 milli-sieverts (3/23 – 5/1); +2.99 milli-sieverts from previous week)

4/25/2011: 21.15 milli-sieverts (3/23 – 4/24; +3.17 milli-sieverts from previous week)

4/18/2011: 17.98 milli-sieverts (3/23 – 4/17; +3.5 milli-sieverts from previous week)

4/11/2011: 14.48 milli-sieverts (3/23 – 4/10; +4.14 milli-sieverts from previoius week)

4/4/2011: 10.34 milli-sieverts (3/23 – 4/3; +5.527 milli-sieverts from previous week)

3/28/2011: 4.813 milli-sieverts (3/23 – 3/27; +3.276 milli-sieverts in 3 days)

3/25/2011: 1.537 milli-sieverts (3/23 – 3/24)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Source: http://ex-skf.blogspot.com/2011/05/cumulative-radiation-level-in-namie.html

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