Wednesday, May 18, 2011

MEXT just released an updated map showing predicted radiation exposures for a year ending March 11, 2012, in areas near the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant

Values are cumulative up to 3/11/12. View the pdf here
Let's presume that this forecast is based on Tepco's firm resolve to achieve cold shutdown by January.  Any unforeseen surprises or delays could substantially change the optimistic dose distribution calculations presented herein.

1 comment :

  1. Robbie001 sez:

    I would assume this is only the external dose estimate who knows how much of a burden the population is retaining from their food and water. I know in the Chernobyl region trees and bushes accumulated radioactive burdens well in excess of the contamination levels found in the soil and water. In some areas the trees were totally removed because of their emissions.