Sunday, April 1, 2012

Radioactive Fallout in Futaba-machi, Fukushima Rose in February 2012

At 6PM on Friday March 30, 2012, the Ministry of Education and Science (MEXT) released the measurement of radioactive fallout in prefectures in Japan for the month of February 2012 (here's the link).

The fallout measured in Futaba-machi, Fukushima has increased by more than 70% over the January figure to 33,300 megabecquerels/square kilometer (or 33,300 becquerels/square meter):

MEXT is in the process of reorganizing their website, changing the links to the past data. It has screws up my bookmarks.


Karen Sherry Brackett said...

Interesting data, I could be wrong but I would estimate this increase is solely as a result of what is going on with R2 in the last few months.

Anonymous said...

I think you are dead wrong, as you yourself predicted. Stop spreading your rumor.

Anonymous said...

Karen, could you please be more specific - however speculative - as to what you mean with "... a result of what is going on with R2 ..."?

(On a side note, I have noticed there is one or even several posters who often respond to you rudely. I too do often not share your view points, but the incredible rudeness by such poster(s) is nonetheless uncalled for. While I have nothing to do with him/her/them, I'd still like to say I'm sorry. Even if everything you say/write were complete nonsense, at least you have the integrity to put your name on your posts and take responsibility for them - which cannot be said for the person(s) responding so rudely to you. Shame on him/her/them.)


Anonymous said...

@*mscharisma*, it's because she has been extremely rude to people here, including to the site admin. She's been spreading false information using this platform. I don't know why you are sorry.

Anonymous said...

@anonymous: I must have missed the rude posts from Karen you mentioned. In any event, rudeness is uncalled for, regardless from whom.

False information can and should simply be contradicted with the information viewed as more accurate. That's what we all come here for, information, no?

For clarification, the post from 4:10 by Anonymous was not what I consider overly rude, although neither friendly nor of any informational value. It only reminded me of posts I had previously read.

As for me being sorry, well, I just don't like people being treated badly.

In any case, I don't want to derail this comment section into a discussion about rudeness. Laprimavera does a lot of excellent work to provide important information that we should be focusing on.

So I just would like to know what Karen - or in fact anyone - thinks might be the cause of the increased radiation measurements.

Thanks. *mscharisma*

Anonymous said...

Possible cause? Windy wintry weather in Fukushima.

As for the informational value of Karen's posts, zero. When she's contradicted, she says she's too busy to be bothered.

Lucky you missed her rude comments. They have driven many readers away.

Anonymous said...

"As for me being sorry, well, I just don't like people being treated badly."

Maybe you want us to kneel down and kiss Karen's pro-nuke ass that worked for Nuclear Fuel Services of Tennessee, as well? She's treated badly for damn good reasons.

You write like the type of clueless misguided goody two-shoes person who would also give a platform to TEPCO just to be polite. Yeah, we listened politely to the nuke industry and look where that got us.

I'll be rude if I want to, dude/dudette. Worry about the virtue your own posts.

Ink Redulous said...


Are you for real? You are ashamed for "us" responding rudely to an arrogant idiot's(KSB) comments, but feel sorry for "her"? Wow.

Anonymous said...

I can only repeat: "So I just would like to know what Karen - or in fact anyone - thinks might be the cause of the increased radiation measurements.

Thanks." *mscharisma*

Anonymous said...

*mscharisma*, you should have been there when K called the admin TEPCO's shill. I don't think he's very much interested in her welfare after that.

Anonymous said...

So I just would like to know what Karen - or in fact anyone - thinks might be the cause of the increased radiation measurements.

Thanks. *mscharisma*

Sorry, I think you will have to wait a while because Karen is too busy watching Dancing with The Stars or America's Got Talent on the TV just like she was, by her own admission, all of the other times she couldn't write in.

Anonymous said...

Well when she does show up I'd like to tell her that her "Ginny Pig" from a previous nutty post should be written as "Guinea Pig". Again, it's Guinea, not Ginny, and bananas, not banannas. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Quotes from Brackett when she was running for some political seat in Erwin, Tennessee in 2010..

"The thing that concerns me most is global warming, and I have a sense that we here in Tennessee, most appropriately named the volunteer state,... are going to be the anchor for the nation in a time to come... and we need to be preparing and gearing up for it.

"We are going to need to build reactors and reinforce our power grids....

"Tennessee has the nuclear ability to power the nation, and we need to be building the reactors to do so...."

Anonymous said...

I have it from a very reliable source that Karen hasn't answered because last night she was too busy watching Bruce Willis in reruns of Die Hard and now has to catch up on her beauty sleep.

Ask Karen again, *Ms Charisma*. Hint: this time write "please" and do a better job of sucking up to her.

Anonymous said...

Is this data being used in the decision process to have citizens move back to their homes?
Would it be possible to use the Compton cameras to get a more comprehensive view of hotspots instead of people with handheld devices walking around measuring isolated areas?
Cold shutdown and contamination that will stay in one place long enough to be scooped up into a garbage bag.
Is that the "plan"?

Anonymous said...

How's about we all return to the topic at hand and the stupid bints return to the kitchen?

Laprimavera, did it rain a lot? Could be a reason. I don't think there are significant releases from the NPP anymore - just wind and rain moving radioactive dust around. I would expect that the valleys (where people live) will eventually concentrate whatever is on the sides of hills and mountains.

Speaking of which, are there any important rivers in the area and are people fishing in them?

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous 7:17: According to Tepco anyway, no significant releases are coming out anymore. Or is anyone besides Tepco measuring directly on-site at the plant? If indeed (still) not, any significant radiation increase anywhere, especially if in several locations, would obviously be a big red flag. Hence my interest in a plausible explanation for the fallout increase in Futaba-machi.

arevamirpal::laprimavera said...

@anon at 7:09AM, no, this data is not used at all in the government decision to move residents back. The decision is solely based on the projected annual cumulative external radiation exposure by the residents if they return.

@anon at 7:17AM, it rained/snowed, but not as much in the coastal areas as in the central and western Fukushima. But winter is a windy season in southern Tohoku and Kanto.

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