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[Twitter post] Snow in Iitate mura and Saitama look blue

There have been some posts on Twitter to say snow looks blue in Iitate mura and Chichibu city Saitama. The reason is not verified.   ↓ Chichibu city Saitama 2/25/2014

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Tokyo Odaiba held snow festival with 50 tonnes of Fukushima snow

From 2/16 to 2/17/2014, Odaiba in Minato ku Tokyo held snow festival with Fukushima originated snow. It was planned by the local residents for 160 years anniversary of Odaiba. 50

Contaminated water crisis

Former Fukushima worker “Shortage of workers is delaying water transfer plan from the leaking reservoirs”

About the major leakage of highly contaminated water, Tepco is planning to transfer the water to “safer” tanks. However, it is estimated to end in June. The contaminated water will

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Fukushima sent snow to elementary schools in Okinawa

On 2/12/2013, Fukushima prefectural government sent two elementary students to Okinawa with snow (20 snowmans). The snow will be sent to two elementary schools in Okinawa. The prefectural governments have

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65 μSv/h on the snow in Fukushima

65μSv/h was measured with the shielding effect of snow (20cm thickness). The specific location is concealed but it would be higher without snow. The measurement was conducted this January.  

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Cesium-134/137 and iodine-131 were measured fron snow in the winter of 2012

Radioactive material was measured from snow in Hachioji city Tokyo.   Sample : Snow (Taken from the roof of a car) Sampling date : January 2012 Cs-134 : 14.9 Bq/Kg

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2.27 μSv/h from dog paws in Tokyo

On 1/14/2013, radiation level was measured on the paw of the dog in Tokyo. The dog is just back from taking a walk in snow. They measured 2.27 μSv/h.  

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Mt. Fuji is melting its snow

Though it was the season when Mt. Fuji has the most snow, snow is already disappearing. From December to January, most of the snow melted only within a month. Mt.

Domestic and global Environment

Contamination level of river increased 10 times much as last year

Following up this article..Snowmelt will carry the radiation stocked in mountain Radiation level of rivers around Tokyo is rapidly increasing since last year, Nihon TV reported on 3/30/2012.   –

Sea contamination

18,700 Bq/Kg from fish in Iidate mura

Following up this article..Fukushima local gov is dumping radioactive mud from decontamination to Abukuma river 18,700 Bq/Kg of cesium was measured from trout caught in Niidagawa of Iidate mura, Fukushima