While power mongering politicians in the Diet look no care about the evacuees or anyone, the radioactive materials from the Fukushima Dai-ichi still exists in the capital. Last month, Tokyo metropolitan assembly members from Japanese Communist Party (JCP) has measured the radiation levels and published the data.
A photojournalist Munesuke Yamamoto, being inspired by their work, went to the streets of Tokyo to measure the radiation levels with his Geiger counter and camera on June 1st.
He posted the report titled “The Diet Meltdown, Spreading Radiation Contamination” on his blog.
It is republished on this blog with his permission.
unit: microsievert per hour (μSv/h)
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Waterworks, Kanamachi Water Plant – Katsushika-ku, Tokyo
The sign reads, “Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Waterworks. Safe and good water for everyone.”
Shibamata Taishakuten – Katsushika-ku, Tokyo
near the water plant
At the end of his post, he notes that Tokyo metropolitan officials had been measuring the radiation levels at 18 meters high from the ground until recently. – Now, they are measuring at one meter high from the ground. –
Each ward office is responding quickly because it “wants to provide accurate information to the residents and minimize their concerns as much as possible”. Now, there is a trend to publish its own measured data. The reason why citizens and Tokyo metropolitan assembly members of JCP are publishing their own measured data is because they must think that they cannot protect themselves if they were just waiting for their incompetent administration to do something. Tokyo Mayor Ishihara whose catch phrase was “Disaster Prevention City” was re-elected. In reality, it seems that there is little sense of crisis to protect the residents from anxiety caused by radiation. I can only think that inside heads of many parliamentarians’ have already begun to melt.