NRA decided to reduce 70 percent of radiation monitoring posts in Fukushima

From Fukushima Diary

On 2/10/2016, NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority) announced they are going to abandon 2,500 of 3,600 radiation monitoring posts in Fukushima prefecture from April of 2017.

NRA states this is due to the limited resource such as budget and equipment.

2,500 posts to be removed are situated in public facility including schools.

NRA comments no significant change has been detected recently. However, the monitoring posts were also observed to become “under maintenance” occasionally.

https://www.nsr.go.jp/disclosure/committee/kisei/00000110.html

http://fukushima-diary.com/2016/02/nra-decided-to-reduce-70-percent-of-radiation-monitoring-posts-in-fukushima/

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EPA radiation readings in US states

This is the EPA page with links to each state’s official EPA data.
http://www2.epa.gov/radnet/near-real-time-and-laboratory-data-state

Be aware that readings are only for gamma radiation, not for beta or alpha.

Also, EPA readings can be significantly less than independent readings; EPA even says: “EPA posts monitoring results after checking to ensure they meet quality standards”. How much do they fudge the data?

There are sometimes flat lines or gaps in data. Members of the public who monitor radiation say that these gaps often occur when radiation readings are rising. Taking rad monitors offline means the public has no way of knowing how high these spikes are.

 

 

‘Fallout signatures’ on radiation monitors suggest Fukushima is still going re-critical underground

Citizen researchers can be the best at assembling and analyzing data, and then alerting the public about an issue. Why? Because university credentials and their mystique are not necessary to understand and communicate many issues. In addition, the public may not be prone to the same conflicts of interest as those whose income or career depend on what they find. Finally, there is the issue of community stewardship and care that many so-called scientists seem not to feel. And it is an issue of heart.

The disaster at Fukushima continues to be redacted from the mainstream corporate news.

In the exceptional column below and in his other recent articles are in-depth investigations by Michaël Van Broekhoven on recent radiation spikes in Europe and the search for their source. His articles are important, and the evidence indicates Fukushima as the source. Throughout, he shows the international radiation monitors that are “off line” when radiation spikes are present, keeping critical information away from public view.

The detection of Iodine-131 is alarming because it indicates that there is active fission happening now, almost four years after the initial accident.

Until most of our governments are willing to face this situation, it will be up to the rest of us to learn, educate others, and pressure our countries to take action.

DATA of ‘Fallout Signatures’ on Radiation Monitors Suggest Fukushima Still Going Re-Critical Underground At Times. Airborne Fallout Continues To Come Down Across the Northern Hemisphere.
January 31, 2015
by Michaël Van Broekhoven

Excerpts:

Limitations

We, the lay public, don’t have access to all the data, and no access at all to the most precise data.  Our best guess for a radiation spike is in most cases, ironically, an absence of data (a data gap in public monitor data). That’s how dismal the transparency and integrity of the governments’ radiation monitoring actually is these days:  When it matters most, they simply turn the monitor off.  This is as true for the US and Canada, as for Europe, Russia and Japan.  Some of the emerging nuclear powers, like India and China, do not even have a public-access radiation monitoring network.  It does not need to stay this way, but as it is, we are essentially ‘on our own‘…

!–> This blog post builds upon the previous blog post (Jan 24, 2015), “Did Germany just get a Massive Amount of Fukushima Fallout and “No One Noticed”? (A Eurdep-Nullschool investigation of the Nov. 16, 2014 radiation Upticks…)“, which grew out of the 4-part series (long-term data for  The Netherlands, Sweden, Iceland and Germany) that preceded it, which grew out of my investigations into the officially-denied radioactive cloud that moved from Zaporizhia, Ukraine (ZNPP) into Latvia and other parts of Europe at the end of Nov. and Dec. 2014.  (See my 2011-2015 Nuclear Blog Post Archive and look in the period Dec. 2014 – Jan. 2015 for much more on all that).

Examples of Recent Radiation Upticks

Bulgaria, Cyprus, USA, Japan,…:

!-> IODINE-131 DETECTED AGAIN?!
   I’ll start with the very striking I-131 data from Cyprus, then I’ll check on a ground-level gamma radiation uptick in Bulgaria the other day, the highest in the past half year; I’ll look at Radmon.net’s recent highest spike in Georgia (USA), to continue looking deeper into the shifting NETC.com alerts from Japan, and much more.  This is a smorgasbord of radiation uptick reports, which I will investigate, one by one, using Nullschool super-computer-powered meteorological data to search for clues on these radiation upticks’ more likely origins…

For the complete article:

https://allegedlyapparent.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/fukushima-radiation-europe-unitedstates-pacific-eurdep-radnet-nullschool-endjanuary2015/