reply to post by MR BOB
For all who have been looking for realtime radiation data from Japan, you are in luck. Or maybe not, as the data unfortunately indicates nothing good.
The System for Prediction of Environment Emergency Dose Information (SPEEDI) releases gamma radiation data online. The site is jittery and apparently
not suited for major traffic which is why we represent several screen captures of the data. While it is not surprising that according to the website
both Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures are entirely "Under Survey" as it makes sense that the government does not want to generate panic, SPEEDI has
disclosed some tell-tale data about cities in Ibaraki prefecture, which is just a hundred or so miles north of Tokyo, and is just south of the
ill-fated Fukushima prefecture. And the data is stunning: based on a N, NE and NNE wind direction (where it originates), meaning all coming from
Fukushima, with a normal reading in the 80 nGy/h range, the city of Kounosu Naka is at 3,024, Kadobe Naka is at 2,416, Isobe Hitachioota is at 1,213
and many others are in the mid to upper triple digit range! Again, this is based on wind coming out of Fukushima and ultimately headed toward the
capital. Indicatively, normal terrestrial plus cosmic gamma radiation is about 80 nGy/h.
Below we present screencaptures as of moments ago, as apparently the Japanese government seems to believe that abnormal gamma radiation levels are
A map of all prefectures, showing maximum gamma radation readings. Note Ibaraki at 3,024 nGy/h, and Kanagawa right below it (and downwind) at 224
nGy/h compared to low double digts for all other prefecture.
There are some of us that believe that Governments practice politically expedient truth which has absolutely nothing to do with actuality. The truth
in Japan is they have no place to put the population that is out of harm's way.
Alpha and beta radiation can be washed off, but where ever the water flows, the radiation goes. It is claimed that some of the radiation dissipates
in a few hours, but where the wind blows.....Water evaporates, rises as steam into the atmosphere, it carries a radioactive passenger. This is the
Gamma radiation is a different beast that cares nothing for radiation suits, the only defense against it is not to be where it is.