TEPCO cheating on radiation levels by using "improved" monitoring posts

During a visit to Germany in November 2011, Kenichi Hasegawa, a resident of Iitate, Fukushima prefecture said that in March 2011 the Iitate Mayor had requested him and Professor Imanaka of Kyoto University to keep secret the extremely high radiation levels that they had measured. When Professor Kaneko of Keio University went to Iitate with…

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26 years have passed since the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster. Many countries in Europe were affected of the radioactive fallout, including Norway which is roughly 2500 kilometers away from Chernobyl. On May 18, 2012 The Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) reported about a new helicopter survey (covering 3000 square kilometer) of the mountainous area in central…


Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun newspaper article about Safecast Loftwork event on March 25, 2012

Introduction by the translator: The following is an unofficial English translation of the original article in Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun a Japanese newspaper about industrial matters. The Nikkei group also publishes the Nihon Kezai Shimbun which is the major financial newspaper of Japan. Please note that the journalist solely used the term “Senryokei” to describe radiation…

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Fukushima New Year Cesium Spike

The Japanese New Year started with an M7.0 earthquake centered at an island 600km south of Tokyo, but the quake was still strong enough to shake a very widespread area of northern Japan including Fukushima to a Level 4 of the Japanese local intensity scale of 7 levels. Come January 2, Fukushima Prefecture’s official radiation…

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Citizens Group Leader in Kashiwa Radiation Hotspot Quits

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gtZIX1Pf5w The leader of a Citizens’ Group to Protect Children from Hotspot Radiation in Kashiwa city, Chiba, decided to suspend its activities. Mrs. Yuki Ohsaku, representative of the group evacuated recently to Kyushu after her two children started nosebleeding and other core members also are considering moving out of Kashiwa city. 10 members have already relocated. (Above video of Interview…

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Safecasting Seoul, Korea & Hong Kong, China

Is the radiation level in Japan higher, equal, or lower than in neighbouring countries to Japan that did not (yet) experience a Nuclear Disaster? I decided to find out, so I packed a bGeigie in my check-in luggage when leaving on a business trip to Seoul, Korea, and Hong Kong, China. After arriving at Incheon…

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Excessive Radiation Exposure to Tokyo Population on March 15

Shinzo Kimura was a scientist with the Research Institute under the Japanese Ministry 
of Health and Welfare, and he did a survey on the health effects on the citizens of 
Narodichi, Russia after the Chernobyl accident. Right after 3-11 the 
Ministry pressured him not to publish any of his data and not to provide any…

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Who is in charge of decontamination?

Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) is the largest (Government affiliated) research organisation in Japan with over 4000 employees. They played a major role in promoting nuclear power, especially fast breeder reactors. On September 5 Professor Kaneko of Keio University mentioned in his tweets a conversation he had with his friend, Professor Kodama of Tokyo University who is organizing…

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Safecasting Mount Fuji

From August 25 through 28 I made a family vacation by car circling Mount Fuji staying at pensions by the Fuji 5 lakes and in the Hakone-area, basically locations in a circle around Mount Fuji. From the start from my home near Shimo-Kitazawa in Setagaya, Tokyo I mounted a Safecast bGeigie equipped with a MedCom…

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Japan Government monitoring of Twitter and personal blogs

Since March 11, 2011 it has been frequently reported that YouTube videos containing footage or comments unfavorable to Tepco or the Japanese government have been removed within several hours of their posting. Examples of offending YouTube videos include excerpts of TV shows with controversial comments, footage showing smoke emitted from the nuclear reactors, an ex-Tepco…

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