High radiation beyond evacuation zone — Kyoto nuclear professor surprised by extent of contamination and the vast area it covers

Monday, May 9, 2011
By Paul Martin

May 9th, 2011

U.S.-Japan joint survey reveals high radiation beyond evacuation zone, Asahi Shimbun, May 8, 2011:

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The first map of ground surface contamination within 80 kilometers of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant shows radiation levels higher in some municipalities than those in the mandatory relocation zone around the Chernobyl plant. […]

“I am surprised by the extent of the contamination and the vast area it covers,” said Tetsuji Imanaka, assistant professor of nuclear engineering at the Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute. “This (map) will be useful in planning evacuation zones as well as the decontamination of roads and public facilities.” […]

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