Hotspot found in mid Kanagawa prefecture as well. It was in Elementary school, where is 254km away from Fukushima.
National diet is 226km from Fukushima, the school is 28km further.
Seishin elementary school in Sagamihara city Kanagawa measured 0.40 ~ 1.10 μSv/h beside rain gutters of the school gym on 6/5/2012. It was measured at 5cm above from the ground.
After removing 400kg of the soil, it was decreased to be 0.09 ~ 0.10 μSv/h.
The removed soil is packed in plastic bags and kept in the locked warehouse.
Board of education of Sagamihara city requested 109 of elementary school and junior high school to check the radiation level beside rain gutters.
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Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.