Decontamination Plan in Japan, majiasblog.blogspot.com.
Decontamination plan compiled
officials say decontamination will be carried out in areas where
radiation levels are higher than 1 millisievert per year.
ministry revised an earlier plan to only decontaminate places
with more than 5 millisieverts per year. Municipalities in Fukushima
Prefecture that have areas with less than 5 millisieverts argued
they should be included in the cleanup.
government will be responsible for the decontamination of no-entry
zones and government-designated evacuation zones. Local governments
will clean up the rest of the affected areas...
Ministry officials say the government will help prefectures
that have a massive amount of radioactive waste...."
HERE: The same problems hold as I identified previously.
are "local governments" going to store all of the
are they going to pay for this work?
bet is they are going to incinerate the debris because that
is probably the easiest and cheapest solution.
move to require local governments to clean up and dispose of
radioactive debris is madness.
Contamination in Japan is GETTING WORSE, NOT BETTER, majiasblog.blogspot.com
at Enenews Tracked Down This Story and Reported it at Enenews.
is an important story because it demonstrates that the contamination
is getting worse across time.
"5 Micro Sievert Andersen Park in Funabashi" [Chiba
to Translated Version (I used google translate)
Civic groups found 5.82 uSv/hr."
measurement on the morning of April 13 in the same place found
0.91 micro sievert an hour.
here: The continual leakage of radioactive steam from Fukushima
coupled with the incineration of radioactive debris are contaminating
all of Japan (and probably all of the northern hemisphere)
Contamination Maps: Radiation is Spreading...by
Lucas W Hixson, globalresearch.ca
months after a triple meltdown at the coastal nuclear plant,
as Japan is still trying to get a sense of the radioactive
fallout, regulators, operators, and investors in the nuclear
industry face the toughest daily battle in 30 years. Numerous
hot spots well outside the 20 km exclusion zone keep popping
Elevated levels of radioactive cesium have been recently found
more than 240 kilometers from the plant. Concerned residents
who doubt the accuracy of the government’s monitoring
now perform their own tests.
Japans Citizen/Patriots Show Contamination
updated contamination maps provided to Japanese citizens have
shown that the contamination is spreading, but the government
and TEPCO are still not releasing analysis of all of the data
required to ensure public safety, most notably a full analysis
of radioactive isotopes released from the 4 crippled reactor
buildings at Fukushima Daiichi.
recent soil sample in Yokohama, analyzed earlier this week near
Tokyo, was found to contain strontium-90, an isotope that can
accumulate in bones and cause cancer.
to a TBS report, the level of radioactive strontium was 195
becquerels, which is 95 becquerels per kilogram above the
strontium was found atop an apartment building in a measurement
made by a private agency at the request of a resident, and
was not recorded in the regular monitoring done by the ward.
Yokohama is about 250 kilometers from the Fukushima nuclear
was the second finding in the area in the last month, following
the announcement from the Yokohama government last month that
it detected 40,200 becquerels of radioactive cesium per kilogram
of sediment collected from one part of a roadside ditch, easily
exceeding the 5,000 bq government benchmark.
the city of Funabashi in Chiba Prefecture, just north of Tokyo,
officials said Thursday that a small part of a park in the city
recorded elevated levels of radiation, about five times the
highest levels previously detected in the city since the nuclear
both cases, local authorities confirmed elevated contamination
informed by local citizens' groups that had measured levels
with their own measuring devices, and did not explain why
the elevated readings were not present on official surveys,
one can only hope that the recent public findings have a positive
effect on the accuracy of the official surveys across Japan.
in the Watari District, of Fukushima has been found with contamination
over 500% the normal levels of radiation, and the entire district
is very highly contaminated. Officials had apparently also missed
these hot spots in earlier surveys.
average Japenese patriots carrying radiation-monitoring equipment
have found unreported hot-spots in an alarmingly large number
of areas around the nation, typically before municipalities
and other official monitoring officials. This not only fuels
the belief that the government is willingly turning their eye
on a situation that is continually leaving them gasping for
any sense of clarity, but also has an impact on the citizens
daily stress and belief in their government .
know quite a few people around here who have bought radiation
counters," said Yoshinori Oda, a 71-year-old retired
Setagaya resident who lives just a few hundred meters from
the sidewalk in question. "There are many families with
young kids around here, and the worried parents are rich enough
to buy expensive measuring devices.
findings have been even worse for the image of the government,
as it has already publicly embarrassed Japanese officials into
promising even MORE detailed government monitoring of radiation
levels in the country’s most populous region..."