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Radiation Level Updates as of April 21

Here are the current radiation levels in Tsukuba as of April 21, 2011 Environmental Doses (naturally occurring before earthquake) National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology: 0.06 µSv/h National Institute of Materials Science: 0.1 µSv/h High Energy Accelerator Research … Continue reading

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Radiation Level Updates as of April 15, 2011

It is a very confusing time right now. There is so much information out there about the situation in Japan, but it is not always clear what applies to Tsukuba and what only applies to the area around the reactors. … Continue reading

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Nuclear Plant Updates as of April 12, 2011

Here are some updates from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear reactors as of April 12 at 15:30. They have spread an anti-scattering agent to prevent radioactive materials from dispersing in an area near the common pool. A fire was discovered at … Continue reading

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Nuclear Plant Updates as of April 12, 2011

You will have heard by now that the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency of Japan has given the accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant a rating of 7 on the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES). Before … Continue reading

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Nuclear Plant Updates as of April 8, 2011

The reactors in Kanto, Tohoku, and Hokkaido were not significantly damaged by the April 7 aftershock of the March 11 earthquake. Source: http://www.nisa.meti.go.jp/english/files/en20110409-3.pdf

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Recommended Reading: World Health Organization – April 8, 2011

It has been difficult to find well-reasoned information about the aftermath of the earthquake and the situation in Fukushima. Here is one FAQ that we think is worth reading. FAQs: Japan nuclear concerns Includes: Current risk Ionizing radiation Human exposure … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Lucid Communication – April 7, 2011

It has been difficult to find well-reasoned blog posts about the aftermath of the earthquake and the situation in Fukushima. Here is one post that we think is worth reading. An Unprecedented Time at the Tokyo American Club: Lecture on … Continue reading

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