Our team of radiation specialists in Japan brought back their findings for the day.

The press release says it all:

Fukushima, March 27, 2011: Greenpeace radiation experts have confirmed radiation levels of up to ten micro Sieverts per hour in Iitate village, 40km northwest of the crisis-stricken Fukushima/Daiichi nuclear plant, and 20km beyond the official evacuation zone. These levels are high enough to require evacuation.

“It is clearly not safe for people to remain in Iitate, especially children and pregnant women, when it could mean receiving the maximum allowed annual dose of radiation in only a few days. When further contamination from possible ingestion or inhalation of radioactive particles is factored in, the risks are even higher.”

(See the whole thing here)

Here's a map of the measurements that the team made yesterday and today:

View Map of Radiation Measurements by Greenpeace team in a larger map

Radiation experts at work in Japan


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