Someone of 148production went to a park in Fukushima and measured the background radiation level.
He recorded 2 microsieverts an hour.
2 microsv an hour X 24 hours = 48 microsv in 24 hours.
48 X 365 days = 1,7520 microsieverts
Divide 1,7520/10000 = 17.52 millisieverts a year background radiation.
Someone else picked up 9.999 microsv an hour in a drainage area in Tokyo:Over 9.999 μSv/h in Edogawaku Tokyo http://fukushima-diary.com/2012/11/over-9-999-%CE%BCsvh-in-edogawaku-tokyo/
One has to really wonder how much radiation is in the food and water.
The ocean and water table are being contaminated by all the cooling water used at the plant that cannot be contained and recycled.
I happen to think that the coriums of unit 1 and (whats left of) unit 3 are burning into the earth.
They will have catastrophic implications for the water aquifer and for the ocean.
The food is contaminated.
Studies of macaques in Japan have proven internal contamination in animals in the region. See my post here
Blogger Ex-SKF documented internal contamination in people in Sep:
Ex-SKF Sunday, September 30, 2012
#Radioactive Japan: WBC Result of a Child in Iwaki City, #Fukushima Seems to Suggest Chronic Ingestion of Radioactive Cesium of More than 10 Bq Per Day
[Excerpted] Iwaki City in southern Fukushima Prefecture has been testing the residents in higher radiation districts since November last year using the Whole Body Counter (WBC) for internal radiation exposure. On September 25, the municipal government announced the result of the test for about 12,000 residents. (Iwaki City's population is about 330,000.)
Iwaki City's radiation levels are moderately high (it was on the path of the radioactive plume (or cloud) on March 15, 2011), but compared to the municipalities in Nakadori (middle third, including Date City, Fukushima City, and Koriyama City) and northern Hamadori (ocean-side third, including Futaba-machi, Okuma-machi, and Namie-machi) they are much lower. Still, the test has found one child with 3,300 becquerels of radioactive cesium....
...Internal radiation exposure above the detection limit of 420 becquerels was found in 9.4% of children tested, while in adults, with much bigger sample numbers, it was only 2.8%, with much lower maximum exposure (990 becquerels).
If the child was tested in November when Iwaki City started testing children under 18 in the particular districts within the city known for higher levels of radiation, then it was about 8 months, or 240 days from the time of the accident. Looking at the chart from ICRP publication 111, page 21, in order to reach 3,300 becquerels in 240 days, the child would have to be ingesting much more than 10 becquerels of radioactive cesium per day, more likely over 20 becquerels and possibly close to 30 becquerels per day.....
Majia here: I cannot image how contaminated those people are becoming. Please, please wake up world and demand that these people be evacuated.
We cannot continue to allow people to die and suffer because of massive environmental contamination.
Oct 26, 2012
I think that when people read about ocean contamination, their immediate reaction is concern over contaminated food, such as fish. And the evidence is increasingly clear that Fukushima is going to contaminate sea life .
Oct 03, 2012
These comments reflect concerns based on ocean emissions during the first few months of the disaster. Ocean contamination did not however end in the first months of the disaster. The releases of radioactive water from the ...
Sep 19, 2012
I think that when people read about ocean contamination, their immediate reaction is concern over contaminated food, such as fish. And the evidence is increasingly clear that Fukushima is going to contaminate sea life ...