[ RadSafe ] Two Japanese Towns are Uninhabitable

Roger Helbig rwhelbig at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 05:49:01 CST 2012

I really appreciate Mike, Chris and Tony's clarifications and the other
version of the article.  Given the source for the article to me, I am sure
that the world-wide anti-nuclear activist community will emphasize that
there is some persistent airborne form of contamination and if any of you
see this on the news or in a letter to the editor, please, do chime in and
clarify because these people aim to eliminate nuclear power on a world wide
basis.  They are also very astutely using all the modern tools like
Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to share bits and pieces that support their
views with people all over the globe.


On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 2:29 AM, Davies, Mike <Mike.Davies at nuvia.co.uk>wrote:

> We have found quite a lot a confusing with translations - we have come
> to believe that 'aerial' and 'air' doserate simply mean non-contact
> measurements - normally at 1 metre.
> Mike Davies
> Nuvia Limited
> -----Original Message-----
> From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu
> [mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Harrison, Tony
> Sent: 10 January 2012 19:36
> To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
> Subject: [ RadSafe ] Two Japanese Towns are Uninhabitable
> I would guess it's a translation issue, or just confusion based on
> measurements made one meter above ground.  Here's another version of the
> same story that seems a little less garbled:
> http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120108003738.htm
> Tony Harrison, MSPH
> Inorganic & Radiochemistry Supervisor
> Laboratory Services Division
> Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment 8100 Lowry Blvd.
> Denver, CO  80230
> 303-692-3046 | tony.harrison at state.co.us
> Message: 6
> Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 02:25:21 -0800
> From: Roger Helbig <rwhelbig at gmail.com>
> Subject: [ RadSafe ] Article Says Two Japanese Towns are Uninhabitable
> To: RADSAFE <radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu>
> http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120108003576.htm
> One thing that seems a bit odd to me is the claim that radiation in air
> can not be reduced - Please, read and comment on this article; I have a
> feeling that something very important has been left unsaid.
> Thanks.
> Roger Helbig

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