Wednesday, January 4, 2012

#Radiation in Japan: It's All How You Define Radiation, and Koriyama Defines it "Out"

It is just a matter of how you define the problem, and Koriyama City in Fukushima Prefecture, in the high-radiation "Nakadori" region, has decided to "define out" the problem by drawing the radiation contour map of the city with a new set of color schemes so that people will feel "safe and secure" looking at such "low" radiation levels.

After all, the nuclear accident is "over", remember?

The map used to have 1.49 microsievert/hour as maximum, in red color. Now, in the new version of the map that accompanies the Koriyama City's official decon plan, 45 microsieverts/hour is the maximum in red color. 1.5 microsievert/hour area is now in a calming, safe-looking extremely light blue.

Would the residents of Koriyama fall for this trick? Probably yes.

The map from the "Koriyama City Renewal Decontamination Plan version 1" issued in December 2011 (page 5):

And here's the map in August, showing maximum 1.49 microsievert/hour area in red:

(H/T @chicksmbox)

7 comments:

Steveo said...

The truth is not the friend of Nuke.

Anonymous said...

It's All How You Define Radiation, and Koriyama Defines it "Out"

"Would the residents of Koriyama fall for this trick? "

Well, if I were to listen to this character, I would credit R2, also "Out", as being of greater sense than I,
"In addition to not knowing what your cryptic and apparently pointlessly argumentative posts are complaining about, I no longer even care."

http://ex-skf.blogspot.com/2012/01/yomiuri-government-knew-it-would-be-170.html?showComment=1325712102145#c7000662373873093714

Koriyama has it "Out" and so has Hawaii and the state of Idaho ?!

Mefears R2 is returning by stealth.

:)

Anonymous said...

Does this mean that boxes of Crayons won't have red ones in them anymore?

Anonymous said...

Worse, 4:27, worse than that. It means the Koch Bros., only, will be shipping those Crayons.

:)

Chibaguy said...

"Would the residents of Koriyama fall for this trick? Probably yes."

Yes, they will. I do not know whether or not they are falling for it but they have been brainwashed and think it is okay. They think that 0.6 μSv/hr reading inside their house is okay because the local official told them so. I do not mean all of them, there are people screaming at city hall.

I will be there today and tomorrow.

Atomfritz said...

Could please somebody translate what the circle, triangle and diamond symbols in the map indicate?
Thanks in advance!

And, I think Koriyama advertising motto really should be "A millisievert every fortnight keeps the doctor away"...

Anonymous said...

@ Atomfritz
don't try that much into details, it will just drive you verrückt.
Actually it is only what kind of places it was spotted.
By the way, a millisievert every fortnight keeps the doctor away... if you aim at him properly !

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