Tepco – and West Coast of America – Slammed with Radiation

We’ve documented the spread of radiation from Fukushima to Tokyo for a year and a half.  See this, this, this, this, this and this. Unfortunately, as the following recent headlines from Ene News show, things are only getting worse:

  • Tokyo getting 5 times more radioactive fallout than prefectures closer to Fukushima

And we’ve previously noted that the radiation will spread worldwide (by water and air). For example:

A new study says that the West Coast will get slammed with radioactive cesium starting in 2015 

Category: Energy, Think Tank

Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor implied. If you could repeat previously discredited memes or steer the conversation into irrelevant, off topic discussions, it would be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous.

2 Responses to “Tokyo Almost As Irradiated As Fukushima”

  1. colion says:

    How does the author explain reports that radiation levels in major cities around the world, except for Seoul, have a lower radiation level than Tokyo and all are far from being dangerous? Something ain’t kosher here. Follow this link and the links posted in the radiation listing for major cities.

    http://www.jnto.go.jp/eq/eng/04_recovery.htm

  2. auberginecommander says:

    I agree – the news source cited as the (only!) source above seems to have cherry picked some very alarmist data points on this.
    Faking radiation data and getting away with it on a large scale is quite hard to do as there are plenty of other people checking this in Japan (given obvious concerns).
    While I agree the government is consistently incompetent (still!) on their monitoring and handling of information relating to radiation levels across Japan you can easily cross check it with stuff like Safecast.org
    More nuanced, granular and less hysterical coverage and analysis of what is wrong and what is going right can be found below at the crowd-sourced
    http://blog.safecast.org/