[Photo and Map] 2.39 μSv/h on the ground of Tokyo, February 2014

A Japanese citizen posted his radiation measurement results on Twitter.


2/8/2014 (Snow)

Katsushika ward Tokyo, municipally owned apartment


From google street view.





Rain gutter of a parking area for bicycles in the municipally owned apartment



You read this now because we’ve been surviving until today.


Français :

[Photo et carte] 2,39 μSv/h au sol dans Tokyo, février 2014


Un japonais a publié ses relevés de radioactivité sur Twitter.

2/8/2014 (neige)
Quartier Katsushika de Tokyo, appartements appartenant à la municipalité :

Vue Google Street :

Gouttière du parking à vélos des appartements propriété de la municipalité :

Vous pouvez lire ceci parce que nous avons survécu jusqu’à aujourd’hui.

  1. 2.39 μSv/h works out to 20.9 mSv/year.

    Perhaps instead of POLIMASTER, that could be called a Polydactyly-Master.

    1. I’m not very good with the numbers – could you or anyone else please explain the readings in this article, is it a lot compared to [insert random object of comparison here]; is the yearly bio-accumulated rate high (I’m guessing it’s definitely not low) overall?

  2. Its 20mSv a year if you spend all year lying in the rain gutter of a bicycle parking lot.

  3. Radiation Health Impacts are cumulative.

    Japanese residents of Honshu Island have sequentially received; multiple, HUGE and RANDOM series of dosages. These include external irradiation (mostly Gamma) and internal contamination, which is comprised of the entire radionuclide, witches brew, of nuclear fallout.

    No warning or sheltering in place orders were given. No personal nuclear fallout decontamination was conducted, whereas multiple decontaminations were called for. The evacuations were LATE and far too limited in distance. No anti-radiation medications were dispensed. Medical dosimetry was delayed and the results were withheld.

    No subsequent radiation doses of any level; are tolerable for those so exposed.

    The Japanese are still wallowing in a filthy open cesspool of radioactive fallout.

    1. I would add to all of that, that they most likely will continue to not do testing/dispensing of medicice/release in-depth reports and information to the public.

      Later, maybe in around 2019, ri~~ight before the Olympics (when they realise that the accumulated waste has permeated much of north-eastern Honshuu, and when they finally decide to address some of the nagging health problems that will be plaguing the population in and around Tokyo).

      I would also hazard a guess that the economic effects will be quite substantial by then,too. We can already see this by the amount of random doctor’s visits that kids are making; the amount of pills being popped collectively for seemingly benign issues such as “allergies”, “stress” and the ever-ubiqutous “fatigue”. I figure that this is not being the U.S., where public health problems are largely dealt through individual payment, Japan will have major difficulties subsidising the public health bill; also, when people start missing weeks/months off school, work, shopping, etc., this would only add to economic woes. I could be wrong of course. Abe could either climb into Fukushima and successfully decontaminate the entire facility (I would pay to see that), or he could somehow offset the coming economic stress by reforming the economy (I would pay to see that too).

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