3,000 Bq/Kg from suits in the summer of 2012, “They’ve been dry-cleaned for several times”

3,000 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 was measured from suits. The location is assumed to be in Fukushima.
They were worn from 1 week after 311. The owner have dry-cleaned them for several times.

A hematological physician Tsubokura in Minamisoma general hospital (23km from Fukushima plant) noticed the radiation level of a hospital staff was unusually high from whole body counter check. He found out it was due to the contaminated suits.

Dr. Tsubokura is the doctor who measured 20,000 Bq/body from a man in 70s living in Fukushima by WBC (Whole body counter) though it was already July.2012. (cf, 20,000 Bq/body from a man in Fukushima [URL])


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3 000 Bq/kg dans des habits en été 2012 : “Ils avaient été lavées à sec plusieurs fois”

3 000 Bq/kg de Cs 134/137 ont été relevés dans des habits. Le lieu est considéré comme étant à Fukushima.
Ils étaient sales depuis la semaine qui a suivi le 11-3. Leur possesseur les avait fait nettoyer à sec plusieurs fois.

Le Dr Tsubokura,  médecin hématologiste à l’hôpital général de Minamisoma (23 km de la centrale de Fukushima ) avait remarqué que le niveau de radioactivité mesuré par l’examen du corps complet du personnel de l’hôpital était particulièrement élevé. Il a trouvé que c’était du aux habits contaminés.

Le Dr. Tsubokura est le médecin qui avait relevé au WBC (Whole Body Counter, compteur pour tout le corps) les 20 000 Bq sur un septuagénaire vivant à Fukushima bien que ce fut fait en juillet 2012. (cf. 20 000 Bq dans le corps d’un homme de Fukushima. [Lien1])

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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.


February 2013