Thursday, September 29, 2011

Asahi: MORE THAN 1 Microsievert An Hour is Level For Decontaminating Japanese Schoolyards

http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109280310.html

Majia here: This level is NOT acceptable. 1 Microsievert an hour equals 8.76 millisieverts a year. This level is about 8 X higher than what is safe for kids.

Asahi News writes:
"In mountainous areas of Gunma Prefecture, where accumulated cesium amounts were quite large, the radiation levels were 0.5 to 1.0 microsieverts per hour. In other areas of the prefecture, the radiation levels were less than 0.5 microsieverts.


The criterion that requires removal of radioactive materials from schoolyards is more than 1.0 microsieverts.

The ministry has released the results of measurements in each prefecture on its Japanese website": http://radioactivity.mext.go.jp/ja/1910/2011/09/1910_092714.pdf

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