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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:

http://enenews.com/magazine-headline-radioactive-black-dust-striking-tokyo-metropolitan-area-ive-told-everywhere-city-reporter

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:

http://fukushima-diary.com/2012/05/240000-bqkg-at-5km-from-imperial-palace/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FukushimaDiary+%28Fukushima+Diary%29

(c) 2012 David Ritchie

For now, David Ritchie posts from Vietnam. Contact: kwriter@asia.com.

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