Fukushima quick radiation report by photojournalist

June 23rd, 2011

A photojournalist Munesuke Yamamoto went to Fukushima with his new Ukrainian-made Geiger counter today. From his tweets, he measured radiation in Kawamata Town, Iitate, and Tsushima in Namie Town. Later, he got together with his fellow photojournalist Takashi Morizumi, and they had similar measurement. Then they ran into a group of the prefectural officials measuring radiation. They too got the similar number.

At a vantage point in Tsushima, Namie, he recorded 27 microsievert at one meter high from the ground.

Mr. Yamamoto posted the follow-up on Twitter. He said that extremely high radiation was detected in a mountain pass in Tsushima, Namie. There were few houses, and the people had already evacuated. After the rain, the radiation level of the ground surface, covered with pine flowers and leaves, exceeded 80 microsievert.