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Black dust takes over Tokyo

May 15, 2012

What would Dante make of all this?


Tokyo is becoming a black-dust bowl.

The dust registers 243,000 Bq/Kg of cesium (a reading of only 50 is considered dangerous), with a surface dose of 2μSv/h.

And we’re still not sure what the stuff is:

What’s more it’s piling up near the Imperial Palace. Check Mochizuki-san’s article … and note that chilling photo of the baby stroller just inches away from the dust deposit:

(c) 2012 David Ritchie

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