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M5.8 hit offshore Miyagi 3 hours after M6.2 in Miyake-jima

21:03 4/17/2013 (JST), M5.8 hit offshore Miyagi. It was only 3 hours after M6.2 in Miyake-jima. (cf, Over 20 earthquakes hit Miyake-jima island within 9 hours, Meteorological agency, “No volcanic

Sea contamination

Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters lifted the shipping regulation of flounder from Miyagi

On 4/1/2013, Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters lifted the shipping regulation of flounder from Miyagi prefecture. It has been restricted since 5/30/2012. They measured 400 Bq/Kg on 4/19/2012, but they didn’t

Core removing struggle

Second core damage and major radiation discharge occurred in reactor1&3 from 3/20 to 3/23/2011

  On 3/6/2013, Tepco released their video record of their TV meeting from 3/16 to 4/11/2011. According to this record, 90% of the coolant water didn’t reach reactor1 in March

Confirmed effects

56% of the evacuees in Naha have thyroid abnormality

According to Nara min-iren, thyroid cysts and nodules were found from 56% of the evacuees in Nara. They conducted the thyroid test from this December to January, which was entirely


Children’s exercise capacity of Fukushima, Miyagi and Iwate significantly decreased since last year

  According to MEXT ( Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology), the exercise capacity of the children in Fukushima, Miyagi and Iwate decreased since last year. It decreased

Confirmed effects

Thyroid abnormality rate is 13.3% in Miyagi, “Too good” compared to the 57% of other 3 prefectures

According to Marumori town in Miyagi prefecture, they detected nodules or cysts of thyroid from 13.3 % of children from their thyroid test. The test was conducted from 3. 2012

Sea contamination

14 Bq/Kg from Pacific Cod distributed in Yokohama city

According to MHLW, 14 Bq/Kg of cesium-134/137 was measured from Pacific Cod. It was fished in Miyagi prefecture and was distributed in Yokohama city. Also, 7.5 Bq/Kg of cesium-134/137 was


Health problems of doctors in Fukushima jumped up from 5.6% to 20% after 311

According to Japan Medical Association Research Institute, 19.4 % of Fukushima doctors answered “Their health condition is not good” for the questionnaire. The ratio used to be 5.6% before 311.


86 Bq/Kg of Iodine-131 measured from sewage sludge in Miyagi

According to Miyagi prefecture, 86 Bq/Kg of Iodine-131 was measured from sewage sludge in Iwanuma city Miyagi. Iodine-131 is from nuclear reaction or medical treatment. The sample was collected from


Convulsion cases spiked up after 311 in Miyagi, Doctor “It’s due to the stress.”

According to the researching group from Tohoku university and Kesennuma city hospital in Miyagi, the ratio of the emergency transport for convulsion spiked up from 0% (2010) to 19.7% (2011)