From October 5.
The radiation levels are creeping up.
There is evidence that the levels are going back up. I am not going to describe my sources for this claim.
I am alarmed, but I cannot be sure, yet.
How can levels be going up again, and again, and again....?
In June 2012, Tepco asserted that the plant was continuing to emit 10 million becquerels per hour:
NHK documentary Fukushima Daiichi Radiation: March to Recovery; Voices From 3/11 published August 12, 2012 According to Tepco’s estimates in June 2012, the plant continues to emit 10 million becquerels per hour http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MQG_KPV45J4#!
We probably should assume the actual number (for emissions) had more zeros in June given Tepco's track record on understating using decimals:
Former Minister for Internal Affairs Haraguchi Kazuhiro has alleged that radiation monitoring station data was actually three decimal places greater than the numbers released to the public. If this is true, it constitutes a “national crime”, in Nishio’s words. Cited in Matthew Penney Jul. 01, 2011. Japanese Cancer Expert on the Fukushima Situation http://japanfocus.org/events/view/100
But, if levels are rising again, how high are they really?
Professor Hiroaki Koide, Nuclear Reactor Specialist and Assistant Professor at Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute, concluded that humanity as a whole has never experienced this level of radiation contamination and he stated “I have no idea what will happen but we will be fighting this radiation on the order of tens, hundreds of years” http://cinemaforumfukushima.org/2012/05/06/archive-footage-of-the-nyc-press-conference-may-4th-2012/
I am so glad that the women of Fukushima are evacuating to save their children.
I keep thinking,
I wish I knew if I should be evacuating mine.