Even to me, moving is not easy.

Meeting my old friends or new friends. Giving my pets to foster parents.
I’ve been swamped these couple of days.

And this fatigue – I get tired easily recently. I had no energy to blog when I finally came home.

It cost 30,000 JPY only to throw away furniture.
The owner of the apartment may invoice me more to repair the room for no reason.

Because apartment is less and less in demand, they try to rip off when someone moves out.

The more I move, the more I’m ripped off. but I must go. I didn’t know it would cost this much only to move.

Coughing, runny nose, fatigue and diarrhea don’t seem to get any better. I’d die if I don’t move.

It feels like I’m running as I’m bleeding.

Every time I blog about “safety limit” of food, I receive comments such as it’s 400 Bq/Kg in Germany. It’s way higher than Japan etc..

I want you to know, nothing happened in Germany yet. so you won’t have to think if it’s 399 Bq/Kg or 0 Bq/kg etc..

Also, I can not understand why you take it for granted that you accept the “safety limit”.

The “safety limit” must be absolutely ZERO Bq/Kg.

I find it none sense to discuss if it should be 400 Bq/kg or 500 Bq/kg.

Anyone who tries to make it more than ZERO Bq/kg is your enemy. The person is trying to kill you.

They say, now everything is contaminated. We have to compromise and have “slightly” contaminated food to save the farmers and save the country.

I dare to say NO.

I don’t think anyone should try to adapt themselves to the world changed by the nuclear industry.
Once you compromise, they’ll push more and more to you.
Say No from the first place.

Don’t be deceived. There is no safety amount to take into your body.
It’s like swallowing a gun. If you are lucky, it shoots only your bum. It hurts but you won’t die but if you are not lucky, it shoots your heart and you die.
Talking about if it should be 400 Bq/kg or 500 Bq/kg is just like talking about if swallowing 2 guns is safer than 3 guns etc..
Even 1 gun can kill you, no wonder.

so I don’t want to waste my time on the meaningless matter, such as if ICRP is more true than ECRR etc..

The answer is ZERO Bq/Kg.


  1. Yeah, “safety limits” are bullshit. People just assume that “if the government/experts say it’s safe, then it is”. Just because they say so doesn’t mean it’s true. Nothing is that simple.

    Governments/experts have been proven wrong many times throughout history. On top of that is the fact that most of our technology today is very new. How the hell would they know for sure that it’s safe? They don’t.

    For example, we are still finding unpredictable side effects from chemicals used in commonly used products. “Safety limits” are not absolute. It’s just that people want to believe that they’re safe or that there’s a limit, so that they can have peace of mind.

    The only TRUE “safety limit” for radiation is to avoid unnecessary, unnatural exposure, because that’s how things were before humans started screwing around with technology that they can’t fully control.

    Here’s a basic analogy: If you’re told that it’s safe to play with fire as long as you don’t get burned, would you purposely play with fire until you get burned? If you don’t play with fire at all, then you won’t risk getting burned. That’s how it is.

    1. “…technology they can’t fully control…” Right on. When nuc energy first came out I was a kid and I was horrified. As a I kid could see that they couldn’t guarantee control of it, it was a relatively new technology with not enough years of experience to guarantee safety, it was truly an unknown, and at some point the buried waste containers would corrode–the container absolutely with no question not guaranteed to last the 25,000-year life of their contents. I had to work at Math in school but that math was pretty obvious.

  2. I used to live and work in Tokyo and decided to leave at the beginning of November.
    My decision was a very difficult one to make, I have left behind a life that I’d slowly built up from scratch only to start over again back in the UK.

    I fear that the seriousness in Japan is very real and reports of mass contamination isn’t something that should be easily dismissed but unfortunatly there seems to be a trend of people suffering from cognitive dissonance on the matter.

    So as long as they stay ignorantly positive, they assume they’re immune from radiation poisoning.

    I really wish you the best of luck in getting out of Japan, I know what that must be like due to the many close friends which I know are stuck in Tokyo due to debts, mortgages and family commitments.

    Here is a good link to dealing with radiation exposure.

  3. You are correct. You put it very clearly, and that is the way to conquer those who try to deceive by twisting words. There is no safe amount, no amount of circuitous talk trying to paint cheerful, confusing images over the simple, ugly truth can change that. There is no reason why a free person should have to subject themselves -or god forbid, their child- to contaminated food (or air, or water).

    I am glad you are going somewhere healthier soon. It sounds very expensive, but you can always make more money. Your health is priceless, and irreplaceable. My best to you.

  4. The “safety limit” in Germany and EU is 370 to 600 Bq/Kg.
    The safety limit is way too high an not acceptable at all.

    The following map shows the Cesium 137 fallout from Chernobyl has it was measured 1986:

    The following graph shows the Cesium concentration in german Milk (1986 – 2000):

    The most still from the chernobyl fallout affected food are wild mushrooms and wild boar from south germany. Because the Cesium 137 seems to accumulate in the forest ground.

    Of course I wish that the safety limit would be lowered 10 Bq/Kg, but the reality in Germany is that the overall radioactive food contamination is low, example:
    62 is wheats, 85 is vegetables, 23 is fruits

    To my knowledge the radioactive plume from Chernobyl that reached Germany lasted “only” for about one week, but the fallout was quite intensive. Tohoku and Tokyo is under constant radioactive bombardment from the three reactors, where fission is still happening.

    In a report from foodwatch and the ippnw it says, if 5% of the food would be at the safety limit of 600 Bq/Kg it would cause 7,700 additional deaths among the german population.
    Foodwatch and the ippnw demands a safety limit of 8 – 18 Bq/Kg.

    A very good independet site about radiation effects is:
    But regretably it is only available in German

  5. pack a weeks worth of clothing, take your laptop, and a few personal effects.
    2 suitcases and a carrier.
    You gave away the pets.
    Toss everything else.
    Head to the airport now.

  6. Be careful where you stay and what you eat in Germany. Chernobyl dumped quite a lot of radioactive substances on it, particularly in the south, I think. Take care, mate. Your blog has been a great public service, giving us many scoops in English.

  7. My post didn’t get through. I’ll try again. Be careful where you end up in Germany (as doitsujin says) it was contaminated by Chernobyl. Chile or Argentina might be better. Your blog has been a great public service and has given us many scoops in English. Thanks. Take care, mate.

  8. All this discussion concerning becquerels is quite worthless, given measurement of internal and external contamination is only possible with scientific background. And very low doses impossible to measure with existing apparatus, are harmful too ! All artificial irradiation is harmful. To efficiently protect, there is only one radical solution, published since the beginning of this disaster on
    Latest Message said : Get the children airlifted in order to protect LIFE !

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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.


December 2011