[ RadSafe ] Radiation survey of Japanese automobiles after Fukushima

Conklin, Al (DOH) Al.Conklin at DOH.WA.GOV
Wed Jun 18 09:22:24 CDT 2014

In Washington, we were asked by a few individuals to survey their new cars that came from Japan in the first couple of months following the accident, but nothing since and no requests from shippers or car dealerships. We found nothing on the cars, but did find contamination on several shipping containers.

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From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu [mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Ed Waller
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 7:41 AM
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Radiation survey of Japanese automobiles after Fukushima

I am wondering if anyone else has been asked to perform radiation survey on automobiles from Japan in relation to the Fukushima-Daiichi event?  I have heard of a few people who were approached by car dealerships to perform radiation survey a few years ago (and find nothing) and I was recently asked the same.  I would like to find out of this phenomena is widespread and continuing. Also, if anyone knows of anything published to this effect, I would be interested in reading about it.


Best regards,



Edward Waller, PhD, PEng, CAIH, CHP

Professor, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science

NSERC/UNENE IRC in Health Physics and Environmental Safety

University of Ontario Institute of Technology


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