Column of the Day: Tokyo Resistance

I decided to move myself out of Japan, but there are people to choose to move radioactive material away instead.

They can’t help choosing that way for the reasons of job, visa, and family issues.

Today I met a family in Tokyo.

They spent about 500,000 JPY on variety of equipment to detect radiation.

They search for hot spots around their house and decontaminate.

It’s a very grass rooted activity but they have built significant database about the contamination situation in Tokyo.

I would like to share their material on this blog later.

Here are the pictures of where they live.

This is what you need to live safely in Tokyo.

Water purifying system.(About 80,000 JPY) They purify tap water with it for their kids,and for their own health.

Survival guide. on 311,they downloaded it and printed out. They keep it just in case.

Inspector equipment.They can detect gamma ray, beta ray, and alpha ray. They look for a hot spot around their house and decontaminate by themselves.

This one is 600 times more sensitive.

Emergency back pack. Gas masks are in it.

This is our everyday life.

Picking up a hot spot.

This is what they call a “pancake” detector. You can detect gamma ray, beta ray, and alpha ray. Of course it’s not cheap.

Getting close to the cesium soil.

They monitor it on PC with this gadget.

Setting up. This is our everyday life.

Bottled water kept.

Collecting petition for the ward government, such as to check the food for school lunch etc.. They have already collected nearly 5,000 signatures.

I asked them to check up my body for gamma ray. (Me + background)

Only background

At least I didn’t take Cesium into my body. (pheww)

You can refer to their website. Tokyo Kids & Radiation

They’ll feed this blog valuable raw data from now.

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