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Rooster.



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:28 am    Post subject: Fukushima Radiation Reply with quote

I was wondering if there are any current studies or something similar that shows the current extent of radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are dozens. "Fukushima radiation maps" is the second result on google.

Would this one be acceptable to you?

https://registry.csd.disa.mil/registryWeb/Registry/OperationTomodachi/DisplayAbout.do
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greenpeace has down some independent testing. Pop this link into Google translate as it is in Japanese:

http://www.greenpeace.org/japan/monitoring/

I'm not sure what motivated your question, but don't let it stop you from coming to Japan. Food safety is generally secure throughout the country.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you both. I'm not worried about food safety (I actually hadn't thought of it). I have just been looking at some English schools in Northern Japan and wanted to know what the current radiation levels are to know how close to the site I could be without worrying about radiation. So I guess that a better question would be what a safe distance is from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster site where one would not get more than than "safe" amount of radiation.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not necessarily a guide per se, but it puts the dosages in perspective:

http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/radiation-dosage-chart/
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, that is helpful!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is information on food (seafood) safety in case anyone is interested:

http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/radioactive-cesium-level-in-fish-off-fukushima-not-declining?utm_campaign=jt_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jt_newsletter_2012-10-26_AM
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

timothypfox wrote:
Here is information on food (seafood) safety in case anyone is interested:

http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/radioactive-cesium-level-in-fish-off-fukushima-not-declining?utm_campaign=jt_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jt_newsletter_2012-10-26_AM


That's pretty scary. Do you know if a lot of fish from there are shipped to the Osaka area?

I really like sushi and sashimi and I'm a bit worried.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be more concerned about mercury than I would be about radiation as far as seafood is concerned.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

G Cthulhu wrote:
I'd be more concerned about mercury than I would be about radiation as far as seafood is concerned.


In that case I'll stick with McDonald's.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

timothypfox wrote:
Here is information on food (seafood) safety in case anyone is interested:

http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/radioactive-cesium-level-in-fish-off-fukushima-not-declining?utm_campaign=jt_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jt_newsletter_2012-10-26_AM


Looking at the radiation in seafood it is concerning. I don't know about these fish and their migration patterns, but they could hypothetically go from just off the coast of Fukushima to Osaka.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rooster. wrote:
timothypfox wrote:
Here is information on food (seafood) safety in case anyone is interested:

http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/radioactive-cesium-level-in-fish-off-fukushima-not-declining?utm_campaign=jt_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jt_newsletter_2012-10-26_AM


Looking at the radiation in seafood it is concerning. I don't know about these fish and their migration patterns, but they could hypothetically go from just off the coast of Fukushima to Osaka.


I asked a lady at AEON about it. She said their fish comes from Kyushu.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Almond_Lover wrote:
Rooster. wrote:
timothypfox wrote:
Here is information on food (seafood) safety in case anyone is interested:

http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/radioactive-cesium-level-in-fish-off-fukushima-not-declining?utm_campaign=jt_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jt_newsletter_2012-10-26_AM


Looking at the radiation in seafood it is concerning. I don't know about these fish and their migration patterns, but they could hypothetically go from just off the coast of Fukushima to Osaka.


I asked a lady at AEON about it. She said their fish comes from Kyushu.


I just used Osaka because it was mentioned. Kyushu would also be possible.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:19 pm    Post subject: Know Before You Go? Reply with quote

A few articles forwarded to me from friends (who I met in Korea) leaving Japan:

Asahi Shimbun: http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201211200069

The Australian: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/quake-nuke-economy-fears-chase-japanese-overseas/story-e6frg6so-1226519907016

NHK Documentary: http://enenews.com/nhk-paper-towels-best-decontaminate-japan-wiping-down-house-hand-preferred-remove-fukushima-contamination-really-makes-video
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rooster. wrote:
Almond_Lover wrote:
Rooster. wrote:
timothypfox wrote:
Here is information on food (seafood) safety in case anyone is interested:

http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/radioactive-cesium-level-in-fish-off-fukushima-not-declining?utm_campaign=jt_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jt_newsletter_2012-10-26_AM


Looking at the radiation in seafood it is concerning. I don't know about these fish and their migration patterns, but they could hypothetically go from just off the coast of Fukushima to Osaka.


I asked a lady at AEON about it. She said their fish comes from Kyushu.


I just used Osaka because it was mentioned. Kyushu would also be possible.


The vital part of your post there was "I don't know about fish and their migration patterns". Understanding and giving the appropriate weight to any comments follows on from there.
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