Tokyo; Is It Safe From Fukushima Radiation?

In the following video, the reporter found serious underreporting of radiation levels even 100km away from Fukushima. He foundradioactive Cesium at 1000 times higher concentrations in placeslike Tokyo than the air concentration at the peak of nuclear weaponstesting fallout.. This is serious fallout, but is being ignored by Japaneseauthorities, who are looking only at exterior dose rates, and nothing else.There is a very serious radioactive contamination in Tokyo. There was a placein Tokyo that had higher levels of radiation than in theChernobyl exclusion zone. Watch the video here;
Nesterenko, was a Chernobyl liquidator, nuclear physicistand co author of Chernobyl; Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and theEnvironment, which can be found at:
In this book, he explains how there have been over 1million casualties due to the after effects of Chernobyl, and documents it withmany scientific studies. The book also includes information about how to doground radiation measurements. It is easy to measure radiation at 1 meter to 20meters above the ground which reduces the radiation actually found on theground by a factor of 10 or much more than that.
Official measurements by authorities seem to bechronically too low compared to actual measurements taken by neutral thirdparty testers, often by a factor ten. This happens in any country, includingRussia, the US, Japan and other countries. So how does this minimizing ofradiation readings happen?
Governments and nuclear ‘experts’ often do an ‘airreading’ instead of placing a Geiger Counter on the ground and measuring itwith ground contact, in order to minimize radiation readings. This ‘technique’may make a dangerously radioactive location or city look ‘safe’.
The problem with this technique is that children andpregnant women do not live in the air. Children play in the dirt. They get dirtand radiation on their shoes and track it back into the house. They drop theirtoys in the dirt.
Children eat dirt either accidentally or on purpose.Children get sand in their eyes and noses and ears. Children jump in mudpuddles and roll in the grass. In order to protect children, it is required todo actual ground radiation readings by holding the Geiger Counter to the groundwith actual contact. Air measurements do not protect children, or anyone elsefor that matter.
Next, if a tester digs in the ground, it is also possibleget much higher radiation readings than just laying a Geiger Counter on thesurface of the soil. Again, kids dig in the dirt, they play in sandboxes andstir up soil by playing rough sports or building forts and things. Rain carriesradiation down into the soil, and does not leave radioactive dust just layingon the surface.
To get a true ground measurement of radiation, a GeigerCounter reading should not only include a ground surface contact reading, butalso a reading from soil after the tester digs down 10 – 30 cm.
If BOTH of these things are done, then we are being realand scientific, instead of trying to hide radiation, minimize radiation andcover up everything. The definition of fake science is trying to come up with apredetermined answer and hide reality, in order to protect people or a wholeindustry from legal and financial repercussions.  Real science does measurements and acceptswhatever it finds, and then deals with it realistically, in the best waypossible. Yes, there may be financial and legal repercussions, but that is howthe ‘free market’ is supposed to work, correct?
Finally, what are the levels of radioactive iodine,plutonium, uranium, cesium and strontium in the soil or on plants? These arehighly toxic elements that have their own toxic heavy metal effect wheninhaled, ingested or brought in via food or water. These elements are differentfrom cosmic rays that one gets when flying that pass through the body and arenot absorbed or retained. These radioactive elements are also different fromthe ‘normal’ background radiation that we are all exposed to on a daily basis.
Radioactive Plutonium, uranium, iodine, cesium andstrontium are NOT normal background radiation. These radioactive elements are seen by the body as normal nutrients. Thebody tries to use them as it would any minerals and incorporates them intoglands, organs, bones and muscles. This is not what happens with normalbackground radiation, or with medical X-rays, for example. So comparing nuclearaccident radiation exposure to bananas, normal background radiation and X raysis also part of Faux Science.  Thesethings cannot be compared as being alike at all.
Low levels of radioactive elements do not mean ‘safe’levels. One has to add not only exterior radiation doses, but also interiorradiation ingested with food, and coming in with dust, dirt, drinks, water,air, etc. Interior radiation is much more harmful at much lower levels thanexterior radiation is. Remember that each particle of radiation can affect anycell around itself, over and over again, as long as it is in the body. If aparticle of radioactive strontium is ingested, it migrates to the bone, wherebone cancer or leukemia can be initiated by it. If a radioactive particle ofiodine is ingested, it is absorbed by the thyroid gland of a growing child andmay initiate thyroid cancer. If a particle of radioactive cesium is absorbed,it goes to the muscles, including the heart muscle, and at high enough doses (around50 Bq/Kg) lesions form in organs and glands of the body (according to Chernobylscientific and medical researchers) and the heart may actually stop functioningor be affected in a negative way.
Hot Particles
CNN News interviews Arnie Gunderson, where he discusses‘hot particles’ or fuel fleas and the revolving door in the nuclear industry.The radiation that comes out first is detectable with Geiger Counters, but whatcomes out later is harder to measure and does not show up on Geiger Counters.These hot particles are made up of very tiny particles of plutonium, uranium orother toxic radioactive elements, which do not show up on radiation detectors.The average person breathes in about 10 cubic meters, and on an average day, aperson in the US breathes in about 5-10 of these hot particles in the air, perday. In Japan, that number goes up to 50-100 hot particles per day. 
He also talks about how these multiple melted downFukushima plants are ‘cranking out steam and radioactive liquid”, plus thesehot particles, in a never ending amount. TEPCO says it may take 50 to 100 yearsto clean up this mess and thereby stop these radioactive plumes of hotparticles.
In this video, Arnie Gunderson discusses hot particles inmore detail and provides a picture of one, plus how it affects the lung tissuearound it.
Another problem is that the nuclear industry seems tohave coopted much or most of the medical industry, which also sees no problemwith radiation exposure, whether external or internal. In the followingarticle, a radiation specialist medical doctor claims that a woman sufferingfrom what very likely could be radiation exposure symptoms is suffering fromnothing more than ‘stress’.
“It’s also a female characteristic that, because of thatsensitivity, they cannot control themselves. Taking that also into consideration,I think it is appropriate to identify stress as the cause [of her problems].”

Would it surprise anyone that this same technique andjustification for all diseases and cancers is found in Russia around Chernobylexclusion zones as well? Women, children and other adults there were and stillare also blamed for ‘infections’, excess ‘stress’ and mental problems, as thecause of all health problems, even if they are clearly related to our caused byradiation exposure.
Medical ‘experts’ seem to have no problem blaming ‘weak’women for the appalling 80% rate of all babies born with birth defects, healthissues or cancers around Chernobyl.  Only20% of babies born are healthy in one specific area explored that is more orless the equivalent of Fukushima Province, only 30-40 years later. Watch someof the documentary movies about Chernobyl and you will understand what I amtalking about here. Now the same things seem to be happening around Fukushimain Japan, as well as any other nuclear accident radiation release siteglobally.
UNDER REPORTING OF FUKUSHIMA RADIATION Dr. Christopher Busby talksabout how safe nuclear power is. From video above; He found serious underreporting of radiation levels even 100km away from Fukushima. He foundradioactive Cesium at 1000 times higher concentrations in placeslike Tokyo than the air concentration at the peak of nuclear weaponstesting fallout.. This is serious fallout, but is being ignored by Japaneseauthorities.
The Japanese authorities and experts are looking only atexterior dose rates, and nothing else They are comparing it to backgroundradiation, but that is not a good way to do it. The radiation releases from theplant are ongoing and are NOT being measured, much less reported on.
In another article, “We may be too late to evacuate”, theauthor goes into exposure levels that the government says are ‘safe’, but wheninvestigated and compared to Chernobyl, these so called ‘safe’ levels areactually causing numerous genetic and health problems in areas aroundChernobyl, and they did not have to deal with plutonium contamination.
Another thing that governments and nuclear experts seemto do quite regularly and seemingly on purpose, is to use confusing numbers. Insome cases, their use of statistics that sound low. A low number of any kindseems to downplay the danger.
Water containing radiation is measuring in cc’s insteadof liters, in order to greatly lower the amount of radiation in the water, atleast at first glance. Who is actually going to go to the work of translatingthe cc’s into liters anyway? How would one do this? The average person wouldnot know how, much less go to the trouble of actually doing it. The authoritiescount on this. When combined with assurances of ‘everything is safe’, most ofthe population goes along with these platitudes, and stops asking questions.
The authorities do the same thing with ground and airmeasurements as far as minimizing anything that is found. Instead of measuringand informing local populations (including inside cities and towns) of hotspots on the ground with very high levels of radiation, the authorities‘average’ the TOTAL radiation readings over a square kilometer. This makes the‘hot spot’ disappear into a larger area that may have close to normalbackground radiation levels. No one is warned of extremely high radiation readingswithin this area. The authorities might report that a ‘low’ reading of only 15Curie per km² was found. The only problem is that this translates into a verydangerously high radiation level of 555,000 Becquerel of radiationper square meter.
Another way that the authorities make things look a lotbetter than they are is to take the radiation readings up high in the air,instead of touching the ground when taking radiation readings. A radiationreading in the air at 1 meter height might only be 10 bq per sq. meter, and aradiation reading taken from a helicopter at 20 meters in the air may only show.07 bq per square meter, while a direct ground to meter reading might show areading of 500,000 bq per square meter, which is a very dangerous radiationreading. These readings are all measuring the same square meter of ground. Ifan authority only discovers .07 bq of radiation per square meter (from 20meters up in the air) and then reports this area as safe, again, most peoplewill stop asking questions. Meanwhile, the whole town is being exposed todangerous radiation levels.
The authorities often or usually combine these two‘techniques’, in order to artificially lower the radiation readings by manyorders of magnitude. However, it does NOT reduce the dangers and exposurelevels to the average person living there who is exposed to the very realdangers of 555,000 Becquerel per sq meter. 
Just to give one example, at Chernobyl, 15 Curie per km² is equal to (555,000Becquerel per sq m)  (15 Curieper sq km also equals 555 KB per m² according to Lazyuk at:   .
This exposure was found to be harmful to health,according to scientific study of areas with people living in this kind of radiationlevel. Read the report for yourself at the link above. 
In Japan, the ‘safe’ levels of radiation were also‘raised’ by the authorities overnight to make almost all food and water safe,so that nothing would have to change, as far as government or nuclear agencyoversight. Never mind that ‘safe’ levels of radiation were increased by ordersof magnitude, with no explanation or scientific or medical debate.
“In this video I explain the unit called a “becquerel”which is used to measuring radioactive contamination in water, food, and otherthings. I also discuss the Japanese government’s “safety” limits.Having lived in Japan for several years and speaking to non-native Englishspeakers so much, I really noticed in this video how slowly I’ve come to speak.I apologize and will try to return to “native” speed for futurevideos.
Japanese Science Ministry (MEXT) radioactivecontamination in tap water information: (English)
I have not had time to thoroughly investigate it, so Ididn’t report on it, however, going through the .pdf archives of radioactiveiodine and cesium in tapster I was unable to find any reference of 210becquerels/liter which was a high that the Tokyo tapster hit as reported bymany local and foreign news sources when it happened. Here is one of manymainstream western media references to it(
Japanese Health, Labor, and Welfare Ministry March 17,2011 document detailing new safety limits of radioactive contamination in foodand water:
WHO, Germany, and U.S. radioactive iodine and cesiumpermitted levels information source:
It’s difficult to find references to the pre 3/17 safetylimits. Here is a document from March, 2002 from the Ministry of Health, Labor,and Welfare web site. It is a testing manual and not a publication aboutlimits, but page 10 number 4 shows the limits of 20 bq/kg (water, milk) and 50bq/kg solid foods:”
I would venture to guesstimate that we are going to seean exact repeat of Chernoby in Japan.. Doctors blaming women’s stress and worryfor all radiation caused problems, nuclear experts saying there is no harm withradiation, especially INTERNAL radiation. Meanwhile, everyone will be avoiding bananas, because we all know theyare FULL of radiation. This would be funny if it were not so tragic.
Gratefully, not all medical doctors are suffering fromwhat I would term Foolish Elitist Misogeny or FEM.  Title: TEPCO urged to compensate fortainted building material in Fukushima Source: Kyodo Date: January 20, 2012
Government Meters Not Reading Radiation Correctly?
The following is a story about how 10 governmentofficials went to a quarry and measured radiation there. They found 4microsieverts per hour radiation, in Namie town, town located in FutabaDistrict, Fukushima, Japan. A reporter was also there, at the same time,in the same place. His meter read above 20 microsieverts, which was the maximumhis meter could detect, in the same place, measuring the same rocks.
In another direction, who is monitoring radiationexposure of people in Tokyo? In the case where someone tested positive for over7,000 Bq of radioactive cesium and they never went to Fukushima, how did thathappen? How many other people may also have this type of internal body level ofradiation? Unless there is massive testing of the population, no one willknow.
The province of Chiba has been surveyed for radiation andhas been found to have levels of radiation that exceed those around Chernobylcontamination zones. “The two prefectures, neighboring the municipal areas ofTokyo, are located about 200 kilometers from the disabled Fukushima No. 1 nuclearpower plant. The measurements for Chiba and Saitama prefectures were taken fromSept. 8 to Sept. 12 using helicopters.” Portions of Chiba are considered to bea suburb of Tokyo’s metropolitan area and includes TokyoDisneyland. We had an unconfirmed report of high radiation readings on outdoorseating at Tokyo Disneyland in July. See the map of high radiation levels inthe vicinity of Tokyo at this website;
There are many parallels between Chernobyl and Fukushima.This documentary explores and explains quite a few of them. It is well worthwatching.


Tokyo; Is It Safe From Fukushima Radiation?
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For those who are interested, here are some  links to more specific information andstories about radiation and Tokyo from April 2011, to present day;
Almost half of Japanese women tested show radioactiveiodine-131 in breast milk — Highest contamination found 150 miles fromFukushima April 21, 2011
Radioactive iodine found in breast milk near Tokyo —Mother of 8-month old baby has 980 pCi/kg
Highly radioactive substances detected in Tokyo — Higherthan what was found near Fukushima plant May 15, 2011
Experts detect 5 times higher radiation levels in Tokyothan announced by government May 20,2011
Japan bans radioactive green tea from area 40 milesSOUTHWEST of Tokyo June 2, 2011
Radioactive tea above legal limit found 100 milesSOUTHWEST of Tokyo June 9, 2011
Tokyo: 230,000 becquerels per square meter of Cesium onathletic field in Koto — 6 times as high as limit set for radiation controlzones June 9, 2011
“Experts don’t know” how radioactive cesium fromFukushima ended up so far southwest of Tokyo, says radiation monitoringspecialist June 14, 2011
Gov’t: South of Tokyo 12,400 becquerels/kg of radioactivecesium found next to children’s swimming pool — Radiation measurements nearlydoubled over recent 5 day period August 19, 2011
Tokyo tea leaves with 2,700 becquerels/kg of radioactivecesium — Picked by elementary school children July 1, 2011
Report: 50,000+ Bq/kg of radioactive cesium found in soilnear Tokyo — “Terrifying” that sample was from side of street where childrenwalk everyday July 13, 2011
Internal radiation dose of around 80 microsieverts fromeating 2 pounds of radioactive beef July 22, 2011
Japan Professor: Gov’t afraid to tell truth — Radiation10 times higher than officials claim on Sept. 30 near Kyoto, 500 km frommeltdowns October 1, 2011
Tokyo gov’t finds at least 5 times higher cesium levelsthan Japan gov’t — Over 50,000 Bq/m² near city center (PHOTOS) October 8,2011
Mainichi: Worries are growing — Every rainfall brings anew batch of radioactivity — Radiation levels HIGHER afterdecontamination October 11, 2011
WSJ: Tokyo-area officials say park has radiation levels 5times higher than previously detected in city October 14, 2011
Neutron ray measured in Tokyo — Uranium-235 found inChiba — Can’t be detected by most geiger counters (PHOTO &VIDEO) October 19, 2011
Group finds 7 microsieverts per hour just outside Tokyoin Matsudo October 21, 2011
Local Gov’t: 276,000 Bq/kg of radioactive cesium fromsoil sample near Tokyo, in Kashiwa — Almost 18 Million Bq/m² October 22,2011
Gov’t confirms 57.7 microsievert/hr near Tokyo is linkedto Fukushima meltdowns — “Highly likely” it came from rain tainted withradioactive fallout October 23, 2011
Group finds 7 microsieverts per hour just outside Tokyoin Matsudo October 21, 2011
Local Gov’t: 276,000 Bq/kg of radioactive cesium fromsoil sample near Tokyo, in Kashiwa — Almost 18 Million Bq/m² October 22,2011
 ‘Daiichi’Elementary: 4 million Bq/m² of cesium in soil sample from school in Chiba, 20km from Tokyo — 10.1 µSv/hr at another elementary school nearby October 26th,2011
Local TV: 120 microsieverts per hour at major Japanesetrain station — “The color of the trees were changed” (VIDEO) October 27,2011
Radiation from gamma rays alone at almost 4 µSv/h infront of elementary school in Kashiwa, near Tokyo (VIDEOS) October 30,2011
Radiation of 2.2 uSv/hr detected by school in Katsushika,Tokyo (VIDEO) November 3, 2011
21.4 µSv/h measured at Koriyama school as students walkby — 60 km from meltdowns (VIDEO) November 5, 2011
33.53 microsieverts/hr in Koriyama city(VIDEO) November 19, 2011
Strontium detected at several locations in Central Tokyo— Highest radiation of survey found outside Gov’t building November 21,2011
Gov’t Survey: Shinjuku, Tokyo has third highest cesiumlevels of all testing locations throughout Japan — “Large amounts ofradioactive dust fell in Tokyo” November 27, 2011
Jiji: High radiation levels near Tokyo linked toFukushima — Rain caused 29,250,000 Bq/m² in soil says gov’t — Almost DOUBLElast gov’t test November 28, 2011
Iodine-131 detected in Tokyo snow on Jan. 20 January20, 2012
High levels of cesium detected in Osaka Bay soil — 600 kmfrom meltdowns  January 16th, 2012
Osaka grab bottom sampler, December 29 2011 KansaiInternational Airport near the seabed soil
Cesium 1,347,271 Bq?Kg 
Cesium 137,705Bq?Kg
2 / Bay / Osaka grab bottom sampler, December 29 2011seabed soil near the river mouth of the Yamato
Cesium 1,348,924Bq?Kg
Cesium 137,762Bq?Kg
3 / Bay / Osaka grab bottom sampler, December 29
An Zhichuan estuary to pay near-bottom soil reel
Cesium 1,343,527Bq?Kg
Cesium 137,269Bq?Kg
Tsuna / Awaji
Cesium 1,342,590Bq?Kg
Cesium 137,172Bq?Kg
Part 4 / Osaka Bay, Whangarei / Nippon December 29
Cesium 134,783Bq/kg


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