Breaking News: Latest J-Gov radiation scans of Japan’s rice basket
The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology has published the latest helicopter radiation survey results (document publish date 10-12-11). I have included a mirrored copy of the document below.
The most salient point at the moment is that the rice basket of Japan is included in this survey (Niigata Prefecture and Akita Prefecture, according to the note I got from Mochizuki-san).
I have also pulled out some of the maps as image captures to make it a bit easier to see. Remember to not hot link to these images to save our servers from a sorry overload fate. (thanks ahead of time!)
This is aimed to measure the radiation level attache to the ground.
The helicopter scanned 1m high from the ground.(Beta ray flies only for 1m)
Now in Japan,it is the season to sell newly harvested rice in the market.
This therefore is to kill “harmful rumor” politically.
The map on the bottom is made by Mr.Hayakawa,from Gumna uni,who is a specialist of volcanic ash.
He has been contributed to the world by making his independent contamination map.
Comparing his map to the newly published map,contamination of south part of Niigata can be manipulated on the government’s map.
Also,on the map of government,Sendai area,which is the biggest city in North Japan is unnaturally “clean” unless plume jumped to avoid Sendai.
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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.