08 Feb '12, 2am

Japan's air radiation drops after snowfall - AsiaOne

Japan's air radiation drops after snowfall - AsiaOne

The Yomiuri Shimbun/Asia News Network Wednesday, Feb 08, 2012 The Fukushima prefectural government has received many inquiries because air radiation levels across the prefecture following the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant declined considerably late January and have since remained constant, perhaps due to fallen snow blocking radiation above the ground. According to monitoring by the Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry and others, the rate of decline was particularly large in the Akougi district in Namie and the Nagadoro district in Iitate, located in the expanded evacuation zone around the nuclear plant. Radiation measuring found that the Akougi district had a reading of 19.7 microsieverts per hour in the morning of Jan. 25, down from 30 microsieverts per hour recorded in the morning of Jan. 18. Air radiation levels also decrease...

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