Monday, June 11, 2012

Professor Yukio Hayakawa Takes #Radioactive Drive in Namie-machi, Iitate-mura in #Fukushima, and Finds Young Policemen at High-Radiation Checkpoint


Professor Hayakawa woke up on Monday June 11 and decided to drive to Namie-machi and Iitate-mura in Fukushima Prefecture with his personal survey meter and two pieces of bread for lunch.

津島小学校 on TwitpicI noticed he was up somewhere in Fukushima when I saw his tweet yesterday with his survey meter showing 8.157 microsieverts/hour with a school building in the background. "Tsushima Elementary School", he wrote. It did turn out to be the school in Tsushima District of Namie-machi.

Hayakawa says in his series of tweets that it took him 14 hours round-trip from Saitama Prefecture, from 6 in the morning to 8 at night.

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Hayakawa has always said the designation of the 20-kilometer radius "no-entry" zone is a joke and doesn't fit the reality. On his trip yesterday, he says he spoke with the policemen guarding the checkpoint at the "no-entry zone" in Tsushima District in Namie-machi. According to him, the police was like "20-kilometer radius? What is 20-kilometer radius?":

20キロ警戒区域は現場では無意味。ゲートに立っていた警察官3人(北海道から派遣)は「20キロてなんですか?」状態。国道114号の20キロは発電所あたりなのだが、ゲートは津島保育所。28キロあたり。おかげで赤宇木の調査ができなかった。(tweet)

20-kilometer radius no-entry zone doesn't mean a thing in reality. Three policemen at the gate [checkpoint] were like "What '20 kilometer'?" 20-kilometer [location] on Route 114 is at a power plant [not Fuku-I, but Hirusone hydroelectric plant], but the gate is at the Tsushima Nursery School, at about 28 kilometers. So I couldn't go to Akougi [the location that exceeded 300 microsieverts/hour on March 15 last year].

現場みたかんじ、20キロ警戒区域を設定したのは名実ともに市町村長じゃない。法律の定めと異なる実態がもう13か月も横行してる。こんなんじゃ、だめだ。まったくだめだ。(tweet)

It was clear by being there that, both in name and in substance, it was decidedly not the local mayors who set the 20-kilometer radius no-entry zone. The laws and regulations have little to do with the reality, and that's been going on for 13 months now. This is no good. No good at all.

津島保育所のゲートに立っていた警察官はまだ20代のようにみえた。上官が北海道からだといったから、彼もそうなのだろう。あんな若いひとをあんな場所にずっと立たせるなんて、この国はなんてひどいんだ。(tweet)

The policeman standing at the gate near the Tsushima Nursery School looked to be in his 20s. His superior said he was from Hokkaido, so the young policeman must be also from there. To have such a young person standing on such a location [high radiation], what a cruel country this is.

そのあと、津島をまだうろうろしてたら、パトカーに職務質問された。免許証の呈示を求められたので素直に応じた。警視庁(東京)の二人だった。二週間の出張で、福島飯坂温泉に泊まっているといってた。放射線量が高いことは定性的には知っていたが、定量的な認識はないようにみえた。(tweet)

I was still wandering about in Tsushima when a police car came up and questioned me. They wanted to see my driver's license so I showed it to them obediently. The two policemen were from the Metropolitan Police Department (Tokyo). They said they were on the 2-week tour of duty, and were staying at Iizaka Onsen [hot spring resort near Fukushima City]. They knew about the high radiation [at that location] qualitatively, but didn't seem to have a quantitative understanding.

帰り際、「ここは線量が高いですから、お気を付けください」と私が言ったら、いきなり「誹謗中傷」と小隊長が言った。おどろいた。よほどこういう指摘を受けているのだろうと思った。(tweet)

On my way out, I said to them, "The radiation levels are high here, so please take care." Out of the blue, their commander said, "Slander and calumny!" I was taken aback. I figured they had been told [about the high radiation levels] many, many times.

小隊長は、道路わきの建物の中から出てきた。自分はそれなりに線量の低いところで1日の大部分をすごしているようだった。若い人は99マスクしてた。小隊長はしてなかった。(tweet)

The commander came out from a roadside building. He seemed to spend most of his day in a relatively low-radiation environment [i.e. inside the building]. The young policemen were wearing 99 masks [masks that can cut 99% of particles as small as 0.1 micron in diameter ]. The commander wasn't.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tragic. The way these young soldiers will discover their radiation exposure and damage will be in months or years. Sure hope the commander finds out sooner-and he may if not wearing a mask. Sad. And so useless not to try and protect our future children.

Anonymous said...

from wikipedia:
0.27 μSv/h avg:Natural background radiation, global average
2.7 μSv/h avg:Natural background radiation at airline cruise altitude
73 μSv/h avg:natural radiation in worst case house in Ramsar, Iran
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draw your own conclusions. i have. i will never see japan in my life time and am planning to go see the chinese wall and their culture before they adopt the same "values" as japan.

Anonymous said...

What does "global average" have to do with anything? Japan's natural background radiation (external) was 0.03 to 0.06 microsievert/hour before the accident.

Now talk about banana, will you?

Anonymous said...

"Slander and calumny!"

It's like a script for a dark, satirical play on human folly, only it's reality.
Suddenly, Ishihara bursts in raging...

Richard said...

That 0.27 global average seems too high, I suspect a pro nuker has entered these details.

In Sydney Australia I get around 0.10 / hr. I'd be concerned if it was 0.27, probably quit my job and go to the beach.

What was the wiki link, it needs correcting, surely.

Casey said...

NHK handing the government an ear-full today.

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120611_32.html

TechDud said...

I salute you, Professor Yukio Hayakawa!
That must have been a breathtaking view.

Anonymous said...

I teach many of Japan's young men who enter the police farce, at a "college" and while they may be the "best", they are surely not the brightest.

TechDud said...

The Princess Bride referenced police in general as the "Brute Squad"! :D

"If they have to run after you, they're bringing an ass-kicking with them!" - Chris Rock

Anonymous said...

Excellent piece of information.... and so cruel. There is no end to my anger...

Anonymous said...

The Police in Japan are total facists, no sympathy for those brainwashed idiots whatsoever.....by the way, isn't this Hayakawa guy the one who said that burning radioactive debris was perfectly ok? and bitched about the mothers of Kita Kyushu when they showed concern for their kids in a potentially radioactive environment? ...

TechDud said...

@Anonymous - June 12, 2012 9:49 AM

Have you any links that document this allegation?

Yukio Hayakawa's Volcano Blog:
http://kipuka.blog70.fc2.com/

Anonymous said...

Yep the link is right here from this same exskf blog,

http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2012/05/kitakyushu-city-hall-on-may-23-mothers.html

Hayakawa was tweeting that the mothers of kita kyushu are nuts... need any more links?

Dees Nutsinyamouf said...

fear is destroying the entire planet. if no one volunteers then the only ones left to fix it are the ones that created it.
my favorite quote as a child was in a mad magazine in where it reads "let the politicians that vote nuclear power into states store the radioactive waste at their house"...It's only fair as I see it!

TechDud said...

Try another link, that one could be out of context. Did they all go nuts in a group? I don't know; are they mad? They are certainly not happy. Who can blame them? Is it the environment of the gathering that inspired that tweet? I don't know. That is unclear to me.

What; me worry? YES!

TechDud said...

That does seem strangely insensitive, though.

May 23, 2012 10:27 AM
arevamirpal::laprimavera said...

"In Hayakawa's defense, almost the first thing he did after the start of the nuke accident last year was to evacuate his two sons overseas, spending the family's savings. He was one the very few to actually warn people of the radioactive fallout. He was certainly the first to vocally criticize Fukushima rice farmers for growing rice in contaminated soil."

TechDud said...

He may be totally wrong about incineration, though.
http://enenews.com/300-times-more-radiation-released-into-atmosphere-from-burning-debris-than-claimed-by-govt

Anonymous said...

@techdud , are you by any chance Karen Sherry Brackett? because you seem to have the same weird postings, maybe a goverment op here on the exskf blog, just go back to your cave whoever you are...

J.R. said...

How can anyone know the Natural Background Radiation levels when it was never accurately measured before the freaking morons blasted off 800 nuclear weapons into the atmosphere in the 40's and 50's SIGNIFICANTLY raising the backgrpound levels .... Which were again significantly increased by Chernobyl and have yet again been raised by the Fukushima Disaster

Anyone who utters the phrase "Normal Background Levels" has already lied his ass off to you and should be ignored or pimp slapped to obliviation

Anonymous said...

9:12AM, I was thinking the same thing about TechDud. He seems to have the same modus operundi as KSB and the Finnish troll.

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