NNSA hazard map Fukushima Dai-ichi NNP region + Expanded Evacuation Zone

  • “The U.S. Department of Energy released the estimation as part of a hazard map on cumulative radiation in areas near the Fukushima plant created by an affiliate, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).  The hazard map shows that the annual exposure dose of radiation could exceed 1 millisievert in some areas within an 80-kilometer radius of the plant …” SOURCE (with article): http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20110421p2a00m0na016000c.html
  • Long after fallout data were already in, several weeks after Greenpeace and other monitoring groups called for an expansion of the evacuation zone North-West of the Fukushima Dai-ichi NNP…  Tada:  Japanse government catches up.   They seem to need an extra 3 weeks for just about everything: INES-7, admitting meltdowns, and now finally this one…  I’m wondering when they’ll send in the army to fully take over the command and mobilize hundreds of thousands of volunteers for radiation-exposure clean-up shifts, as happened for Chernobyl in 1986… Probably middle of May, would be my guess, let it deteriorate a bit more seems to be their MO.  Expanded evacuation zone:

SOURCE:  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/22_20.html

  • At least the governor of the Fukushima Perfecture dares to demand the only sane route (shut ‘m down):  “…Fukushima Gov. Yuhei Sato said Friday he will never allow Tokyo Electric Power Co. to resume operations at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, crippled by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. …”   SOURCE: http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2011/04/87066.html

[PS: Addendum: Check my blogposts on May 19 and May 20 that compare Fukushima maps wth Chernobyl maps:  the results of the MEXT – DOE cooperation (incorporating the above NNSA results) into nice fallout maps for Cesium in Becquerel per square meter (Bq/ m2) with those for Chernobyl.  Click here for the visual summary, and check the preceding posts for aditional info. – added on May 20 10:30pm SMT]

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