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52.5 % of the disaster victims escaped by car and 1 in 3 of them got stuck in traffic jam

On 12/7/2012, Fukushima Diary reported you can’t escape by car in case of a major earthquake and reactor4 goes in crisis. (cf, [Column] 5 Lessons learnt from M7.3 of 12/7/2012

Domestic and global Environment

[Express] “40,000 Bq/Kg from soil in Kiryu city Gunma”

Introducing important tweets as [Express] for simultaneous updates. 市の放射線対策室に行った時、約40000Bq分の土壌を袋に詰め引き取ってもらったが最初は「持ってきても困る」そして「元の場所にもどせ」と言われた。こんな危険な物を戻せるか!?との質問に「危険ではない」と言い切る担当者に「袋開けて扇ぐからホコリ吸い込め」と言ったら …続く — 中年爆走パパさん (@zcpower) 12月 18, 2012 <Translate> I have tried to give the bag of the soil of 40,000 Bq/Kg

Natural disasters

NIED, “Gravity of the moon and sun triggered the earthquake of 311”

Researcher. Tanaka from National research institute for earth science and disaster prevention published there is a high possibility that the gravity of the moon or sun triggered the earthquake of


54 Bq/Kg of cesium from wild boar in west coast of Japan

According to Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, 54 Bq/Kg of cesium measured even from wild boar in Tokamachi city Niigata prefecture. It was not for sale supposedly, but the sample was

Food contamination

35,700 Bq/Kg from mushroom in soma city Fukushima

According to Soma city local government, 35,700 Bq/kg of cesium was measured from mushroom in Soma city Fukushima. It was for self-consumption. Sample : Mushroom Cs-134 : 13,300 Bq/Kg Cs-137


138 Bq/Kg from dead leaves of Kamakura central park in November 2011

136 ~ 138 Bq/Kg of cesium was measured from dead leaves in Kamakura central park of Kanagawa prefecture. The local citizen’s group collected the dead leaves to use them for


[Mass food-poisoning] 6 people died from possible norovirus in Miyazaki prefecture

By 12/22/2012, 6 male patients (78~88 years old) died of food-poisoning in a hospital for the aged of Nichinan city Miyazaki prefecture. On 12/12/2012, a 78 years old patient had


1,184 people had food poisoning of norovirus in Yamanashi, patients may increase

On 12/4/2012, Fukushima Diary reported variant of norovirus is having an outbreak. [Link] By 12/23/2012, 1,184 people have food-poisoning of norovirus in Kai city Yamanashi. It was caused by the