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Over 1 Million Bq/kg of Radioactive Cesium from the Mysterious Black Dust in Minami Soma City
Ex-SKF.blogspot.com ^ | February 16, 2012 | ex-skf.blogspot.com

Posted on 02/16/2012 10:56:10 AM PST by ransomnote

Minami Soma City assemblyman Koichi Ooyama discloses the result of the test of the mysterious black dust found in locations in Minami Soma City, Fukushima Prefecture.

A blogger whom I featured before, "Night that never ends", has been measuring radiation on the strange, black dust he finds in many locations in Minami Soma City, mostly on the road surface. His geiger counter (Inspector) measures all alpha, beta, gamma radiations and x-ray, and his measurement on the surface of this black dust was 295 microsieverts/hour.

Assemblyman Ooyama apparently sent the sample to Professor Tomoya Yamauchi of Kobe University. Professor Yamauchi did the test, and here's the result, from Assemblyman Ooyama's blog:

Cs-134: 485,252 Bq/kg Cs-137: 604,360 Bq/kg

TOTAL: 1,089,612 Bq/Kg

Converting the total number to Bq/square meter,

1,089,612 × 65 = 70,824,780 Bq/m2

"Night that never ends" says in his blog this substance is very light-weight and blows off easily. He is finding it all over Minami Soma. He has asked the construction workers if it is from asphalt used in roads. The workers say no. To see the image of this black dust, go here.

"Night that never ends" says he has alerted the City Hall, and Mr. Ooyama indicates there will be a meeting with the city officials on this finding.

(Excerpt) Read more at ex-skf.blogspot.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: fukushima; japan; nuclear; radiation
Full title of article: Over 1 Million Bq/kg of Radioactive Cesium from the Mysterious Black Dust in Minami Soma City
1 posted on 02/16/2012 10:56:20 AM PST by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

Don’t worry. Nuclear power is the safest thing since non radioactive milk from the cow. O wait.....


2 posted on 02/16/2012 11:49:44 AM PST by Revel
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To: ransomnote

Black rain, just add water.


3 posted on 02/16/2012 11:49:44 AM PST by Cold Heart
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To: ransomnote

Neither I see one kilogram of that substance in the pictures, nor one square meter covered by it. What is the point of getting such big figures?

Cesium may accumulate in mud or ashes coming from sewage treatment plants, since the rainwater washes it from the streets (which is good). That is no news. Dump that dust in a place where no one would come close in 100 years (for instance, at the base of a dock in Tokyo bay) and the problem is solved.


4 posted on 02/16/2012 11:55:26 AM PST by J Aguilar (Fiat Justitia et ruat coelum)
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To: J Aguilar

They need to invent this:

http://ghostintheshell.wikia.com/wiki/Japanese_Miracle


5 posted on 02/16/2012 1:10:55 PM PST by GraceG
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To: ransomnote
http://www.radiationnetwork.com/Japan.htm

Shows near Fukushima a current reading of 16.

http://www.radiationnetwork.com/index.htm

Shows current readings of 72 in Philly, 57 in Spokane, 32 San Fransisco, 42 in Phoenix, 30 in Chicago, 42 in Salt Lake City, and 48 in Greenville, SC. These are some of the highest readings I've ever seen.

The Japan's reading is always low. I've long suspected it's propaganda especially since that site wasn't posting until a few weeks after the big oopsie.

6 posted on 02/16/2012 1:13:38 PM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: J Aguilar

Residents have been scaping off the top layers of soil around their homes and dumping it in local parks. No need to light parks and kids can play there after dark.


7 posted on 02/16/2012 1:17:52 PM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: ransomnote

8 posted on 02/16/2012 1:44:05 PM PST by blam
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To: Revel
Nuclear power is the safest thing

It is the safest thing. Got something safer, smarty? Let's hear it.

9 posted on 02/16/2012 1:47:45 PM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: Revel
Nuclear power is the safest thing

It is the safest thing. Got something safer, smarty? Let's hear it.

10 posted on 02/16/2012 1:48:12 PM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: Revel

Nuclear power is great until it’s not. Then it is really bad.


11 posted on 02/16/2012 10:37:16 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: bgill

Background radiation levels tend to be higher when altitude increases or near mountains, especially granitic. When there is just that contribution, the readings from a place at sea level and/or near limestone hills will probably be much (half, a third) lower.


12 posted on 02/16/2012 11:54:15 PM PST by J Aguilar (Fiat Justitia et ruat coelum)
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