- 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 (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.
- “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
Date Published on Feb 16, 2013
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
- “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
Date Aired: June 10, 2012
Date Published: Jan 25, 2013
Abukuma River near Watari District of Fukushima City (~60 km from Fukushima Daiichi)
- 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.
Title: Japan’s radiation monitoring unreliable: Greenpeace
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: Continue reading »
- 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.
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.
May 8, 2012
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.
Continue reading »
- 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.
Scientist Marco Kalthofen’s Presentation To The American Public Health Association: Americium (A Byproduct Of Plutonium Decay) Hot Particles Detected In Tokyo – ‘My University Is Annoyed With Me’: Auto Air Filters From Fukushima City (65 Km From Nuke Plant) So Radioactive Have To Be Buried At Radioactive Waste Disposal Site In US
At 12:30 into the video.
A professional video of Marco Kaltofen’s presentation to the American Public Health Association was recently made available to Fairewinds. Kaltofen states that hot particles are contaminating portions of northern Japan. He also states that auto air filters from Fukushima, that he tested in his Massachusetts laboratory, are so radioactive that they have to be disposed of in a buried radioactive waste disposal site in the US. Additionally, he expresses concerns for the mechanics who work on cars in Fukushima Prefecture. Continue reading »
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