On April 3, a fearless Japanese duo drove inside the 30-kilometer radius "stay indoors" zone, then the 20-kilometer radius evacuation zone, all the way up to 1.5 kilometers from the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant with two pocket dosimeters - one to measure alpha, beta, and gamma rays, the other to measure the gamma rays.
On the way, a totally deserted landscape with occasional cars and trucks with people with full protection suits, a pack of dogs (they fed one bulldog with a sausage), a pack of cows, overgrown vegetables, tilted telephone poles and broken signals and broken roads (houses withstood the quake/tsunami pretty well), while all the time the dosimeters are beeping, sometimes frantically.
No one there to stop them. No roadblocks.
The video was at Zero Hedge, made by Videonews.com, a Japanese Internet-only news station. The site runs on monthly subscriptions from the subscribers, but they are making this video available for free.
This has to be the first-ever look into the evacuation zone by any media. As the Japanese government is extremely keen on suppressing information that doesn't fit their (and their pet scholars and researchers') narrative that "everything is fine, everything is safe, everything is under control", I wonder how long it will take for the police to show up at the houses of these reporters and the site taken down.
I guess they can just say "100 micro-sievert/hr is totally safe, nothing to worry about."
Slightly after driving into the 30-kilometer radius: 1.1 micro-sievert/hr (total radiation level);
A pack of dogs at 21 kilometers to the plant;
At about the 20-kilometer radius: 1.25 micro-sievert/hr;
At 17 kilometers to the plant, several trucks with men with protective suits;
At 15 kilometers to the plant: 6.47 micro-sievert/hr; the road is badly damaged near the Fukushima II Nuclear Power Plant and they have to make a detour;
Cows eating grass;
At 10 kilometers to the plant, an increasing number of abandoned cars and trucks;
In Tomioka-cho, 8.5 kilometers from the Fukushima I plant: 5.0 micro-sievert/hr;
At 8 kilometers to the plant, they encounter a civilian in a car, with mask and raincoat to protect himself;
Their car cannot go any further because of debris, so they walk;
At 3 kilometers to the plant on the road: 3.64 micro-sievert/hr;
At 3 kilometers to the plant by the ocean: 1.20 micro-sievert/hr;
Back to the car, at 2.5 kilometers to the plant: 7.85 micro-sievert/hr;
At 2 kilometers to the plant, they feed a sausage to a bulldog, and tell the dog to hang in there;
At 1.8 kilometers to the plant, they encounter a pack of cows; 11.1 micro-sievert/hr;
From there, they walk up to the coast to see the Fukushima I plant;
94.2 (you hear one of them saying "no sh-t..."), 106, 108, 109, 112 micro-sievert/hr when they finally saw the plant in 1.5 kilometer distance.