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Radiation from Fukushima

by mingomatic Online Now Mar 7, 2013 at 2:06 AM

Should there be any cause for concern for visitors of Tokyo about the radiation that spilled over from the Fukushima disaster a few years back?

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    Re: Radiation from Fukushima

    by muratkorman Online Now Mar 7, 2013 at 3:20 AM

    I think this is an unnecessary concern. If you would especially travel very close to Fukushima, it would be wise to avoid it, but in Tokyo there should be nothing to worry about.

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    Re: Radiation from Fukushima

    by IreneMcKay Online Now Mar 7, 2013 at 3:38 AM

    I would agree that you are worrying unnecessarily. Tokyo should be fine.

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    Re: Radiation from Fukushima

    by GrumpyDiver Online Now Mar 7, 2013 at 4:46 AM

    The two centres are far apart (200km /150mi) so there is no significant risk. The prevailing winds and ocean currents move any contaminants out to sea and in the direction of North America.

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    by pieter_jan_v Online Now Mar 7, 2013 at 6:55 AM

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    Re: Radiation from Fukushima

    by royalempress Online Now Mar 7, 2013 at 7:19 AM

    Yes, and sadly are ending up in front of my house here on
    Whidbey Island

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    Re: Radiation from Fukushima

    by dru46 Online Now Mar 7, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    I have heard nothing about any elevated radiation levels in Tokyo itself in a long time now. Yes, it is not safe around the nuclear plant, but it has been mentioned that Tokyo is 200 km from the nuclear power plant.

    Just be aware that the article Pieter linked to talks about the area around the plant and not Tokyo itself. The main worry that the article mentions, regarding Tokyo, is food contamination. We cannot tell if the food sources are clean unless you take your own readings. Aside from a few bad problems within a year of the disaster, everything is pretty quiet on the radiation front. No one is worrying about radiation in the food as they say they are doing more thorough tests. Life in Tokyo is as normal as can be.

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    Re: Radiation from Fukushima

    by SfumatoPants Online Now Mar 7, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Yes, absolutely. You wouldn't want to go near the place...

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