Thursday, March 24, 2011

Crowdsourcing Radiation in Japan

Though crowdsourcing radiation in the U.S. isn't working yet. Here is a site for crowdsourcing radiation in Japan the "" is trying to get the info out to those who wish a real crowdsourced information source. Hopefully, if this thing goes on much longer, there will be useful crowdsourcing in Hawaii and the U.S. Mainland as well in regard to radiation status worldwide in the air, on the land and in the food and in the ocean and food from the ocean.

Japan Status

A dashboard of accurate, sourced information on the situation in Japan following the March 2011 disaster.

Site updated
Thu Mar 24 03:06:52 CET 2011
Data updated (NEW: JSON feed)
Thu Mar 24 03:06:00 CET 2011

If you have updated information, please email it to us or tweet @japanstatus along with the source, for verification, and we will update the dashboard.
Disclaimer: This data should not be used in any kind of decision-making before verifying it yourself. All comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Fukushima I nuclear power plant

The IAEA Japan Quake Update page provides a comprehensive summary of the status of all reactors at the Fukushima I plant, and is being updated daily.

Radiation levels

Radiation levels are expressed in micro-Sieverts/hour (µSv/h)
On average, a person is exposed to 2400 µSv/year or 0.27 µSv/h in normal conditions (Source: IAEA, figure can vary by several hundred % according to location)
  • Tokyo: 3/24 ~0.138 µSv/h #
  • Osaka: 3/24 ~0.049 µSv/h #
  • Kyoto: 3/24 ~0.038 µSv/h #
  • Fukushima: 3/23 ~0.8-103 µSv/h #Radiation levels vary widely, see source
  • Sendai: 3/23 ~0.13 µSv/h #
  • Hokkaido: 3/24 ~0.023 µSv/h #

Sources of information


1 comment:

CrisisMaven said...

Your readers might be interested in how to treat their radioactively contaminated drinking water:
A Japanese translation seems underway, see comment by Takuya there. Maybe someone wants to help with other languages?