News: Sending people to hell

It has been 7 months.

In Minamisoma shi, where “was” in the emergency evacuation preparation zone, they re-opened 5 nursery schools and kindergarten for no reason.

A parent (43) of a 2 years old boy comments,”I’m worried about radiation but they decontaminated it. I’m happy to come back here.” (Source)

Also, in Iwakishi, which “was” in the in-house evacuation zone, 3 elementary schools and junior high schools were re-opened for no reason.

It’s in 30km area, but again, a mother (38) of two children (6) and (9) commented “I’m a LITTLE worried about radiation.” (Source)

On the other hand, a man died all of a sudden while he was decontaminating in Date shi of Fukushima.


He was involved in decontamination of school play grounds and rubble.


When someone found him, he was dead in the rice field.

Even though they are sacrificing their own lives, they say it is impossible to decontaminate.

Especially Fukushima is a mountainous area full of forests. Every time is rains, contaminated soil comes down.

lily3193 鈴木りり

They estimate even only the decontamination of Fukushima would cost 110 trillion yen.

Even in Yokohama, the city of Strontium, they proved decontamination is impossible.

The data below was supposed to show how decontamination is successful. (Yokohama shi sasayama elementary school)
but under a gutter they found:

0.82 uSv/h → [then after decontamination they found] 0.40 uSv/h

File (1)

It will come back to the original level after the next rain.

In Ota ku Tokyo, 5 schools honestly confessed they have hot spots under the gutters.

It was from 0.32 ~ 1.01 uSv/h.

The only thing they could do was to cover the place with a blue sheet.(Source)

In Chernobyl, 0.09 uSv/h → Children started having symptoms. (near radiation level as westen Tokyo)

0.16 uSv/h → Adults got leukemia within 5 years. (near radiation level as Adachiku)

0.232 uSv/h → Mandatory evacuation area in Cheronobyl. (near radiation level as Asakusa or Tokyo disney land)

We mustn’t forget the fact that the treatment of Soviet was not enough. They caused huge consequence. Their treatment was a failure.

However, current Japan is in a way worse than the Soviet response.

When we apply the limit of Chernobyl to Tokyo, all the Tokyo citizens and people around the area must have evacuated.

Still it would cause worse consequence than Chernobyl.

  1. In Chernobyl, 0.09 uSv/h → Children started having symptoms. (near radiation level as westen Tokyo)

    0.16 uSv/h → Adults got leukemia within 5 years. (near radiation level as Adachiku)

    0.232 uSv/h → Mandatory evacuation area in Cheronobyl. (near radiation level as Asakusa or Tokyo disney land)

    What is your source for comparing with Chernobyl? 0.09-0.16 seems ver low, most of the world have higher BGR right?

  2. Mochi-san, I usually agree with you and definitely these people should not be there. However please let me disagree on the figure you say made symptoms appear in Chernobyl kids. 0.09 uSv/h is very low, it is the natural radiation level in many places on Earth now, often it is more than that, due to radon mainly.

    1. 0.09 means,”even only gamma ray is 0.09″.
      Strontium causes leukemia. Plutonium,americium,curium are way worse. but they emit beta and alpha.
      It’s really hard for you to pick it up.

      1. Right, in that case the dose reading is irrelevant – not even 1 mSv/year. The issue is more about poisoning by the radionucleides which are not even monitored.

    2. as there is no lowest limit established safe with radiation plus actually a low dose over time could cause conditions that are not the same as higher doses, and considering developing cells are more prone to any amount of radiation, i wouldn’t be surprised at all. there is no basis to say that it is too low, really.

  3. No amount of plutonium or strontium is safe if inhaled.

    After a nuclear disaster the scale of fukushima/chernobyl,
    background radiation could be as low as 0.02 uSv/h (gamma only) but the air will be full of lethal sr, pu, am etc which are alpha/beta emitters.

  4. the picture of these beautiful children makes me weep. my family has many little ones, two are newborns. it just kills me and i still can’t evacuate them out.

  5. I saw Barefoot Gen (はだしのゲン, Hadashi no Gen) just a while ago. It is kind of shocking that the japanese society in the 21st century is behaving exactly like it did in wartime, under a fascist regime.

    1945: “what, you say that Japan can’t win the war! Traitor! I won’t give any food rations to you!”

    2011: “what, you say that our part of Japan is infested by radiation and that we (anyone in a position of authority – school directors, local officials, national government) must do something about it to protect everyone? I will make your children crawl in the dirt and eat the food you don’t want them to eat!”

    It will make great movies 20 years from now but, by then, it will be too late.

  6. So, If you are right, that means that millions of people in Tokyo/Kanto/Sendai will die within a few years?

    1. Biological half-life implies that you are not continuing to ingest any of that element.

  7. Reinhabiting the large exclusion zone around the accident site may have to wait longer than expected. Radioactive cesium isn’t disappearing from the environment as quickly as predicted, according to new research presented here Monday at the meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Cesium 137’s half-life — the time it takes for half of a given amount of material to decay — is 30 years. In addition to that, cesium-137’s total ecological half-life — the time for half the cesium to disappear from the local environment through processes such as migration, weathering, and removal by organisms is also typically 30 years or less, but the amount of cesium in soil near Chernobyl isn’t decreasing nearly that fast. And scientists don’t know why.

    It stands to reason that at some point the Ukrainian government would like to be able to use that land again, but the scientists have calculated that what they call cesium’s “ecological half-life” — the time for half the cesium to disappear from the local environment — is between 180 and 320 years” SO there may be more problems with the estimated half-life of cesium, since it’s still going strong in the Ukraine. Is there a way to spread xeolite or zeolite, around like decorative gravel to absorb the radiation? Arnie Gundersen of fairewinds has said that zeolite (pardon my spelling) has shown the ability to absorb some radiation.

    1. I read that clay attracts and holds some radioactive elements. Sorry, I do not have a reference for it but had read earlier that the US Army suggests to filter contaminated water through a clay substrate.

      1. As to Cesium 137 and 134 half-life it seems that its ecological life is the same. Unless the Chernobyl area sees intense forest fires that create their own weather and blow the radioactive contents of the trees into the upper atmosphere the material will stay on site ( except for being washed awayinto rivers leaving the area or the taking of mushrooms that concentrate it). Also the decay of any radioactive element is different based on its concentration. Not by much, but the half-life is not a constant. So 28 to 30 year half-life multiplied by 10 would give you about 300 years. Exactly what you are saying is happening there. The best way to store it is in forests, provided they are managed so that intense fires are not fostered. Many species of trees will live for 300 or more years given enough moisture.

Comments are closed.

About this site

This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
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.


October 2011