Extreme radiation levels found beyond 30-km radius / Fukuchima

April 9 Press Release from asahi.com (in English through Google Translate) Independent study conducted by a team of experts from Kyoto University and Hiroshima University finds higher radionuclide concentrations than government reported so far:

“[…]   The study results are considered more accurate than the study conducted by the science ministry, which only released information concerning two types of radioactive material.  Tetsuji Imanaka, an associate professor of nuclear engineering at the Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute, Satoru Endo, an associate professor of radiation physics at Hiroshima University, and other experts visited Iitate in late March.  They collected soil samples from five locations in the village at depths of five centimeters. All the locations were outside the 30-km radius and were by roadways in various hamlets.  The study found Cesium-137 at levels between about 590,000 and 2.19 million becquerels per cubic meter.  After the Chernobyl nuclear accident in the former Soviet Union in 1986, residents who lived in areas where cesium-137 levels exceeded 555,000 becquerels were forced to move elsewhere. […]”

SOURCE: http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.asahi.com%2Fenglish%2FTKY201104080169.html

Original Source (in Japanese): http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104080169.html

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