lOOK AT THIS BALONEY
Asahi: "Ministry sets radiation levels requiring decontamination"
"The Environment Ministry will decontaminate areas with an estimated annual dose of 5 millisieverts or more from the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, which the government will shoulder as its burden in cleaning up the mess.
All the areas recording 5 millisieverts or more are in Fukushima Prefecture and encompass 1,778 square kilometers, or 13 percent of the prefecture's area.
"Five millisieverts in an annual dose is equivalent to about 1 microsievert per hour based on the assumption that people spend eight hours outdoors and the rest of the time indoors...."
MAJIA HERE: (1 microsievert an hour)24 hours X 365 days = 8.760 MILLISIEVERTS A YEAR!
The Japanese are ARBITRARILY reducing the level by saying that people don't spend all of their time outside so the total exposure is less than 8.7 millisieverts and voila it is 5 millisieverts a year.
THIS IS NOT JUST ARBITRARY, IT IS CRIMINAL.
Arnie Gunderson of Fairewinds pointed out that people's HOUSES TEND TO GET MORE CONTAMINATED THAN OUTSIDE because people track radioactive contamination into their houses with their clothes, shoes, hair, etc. To reiterate, houses become more contaminated over time than outside areas.
FURTHERMORE, this entire calcaulation FAILS TO ADDRESS EXPOSURE TO INTERNAL EMITTERS that occurs as the Japanese (and North Americans) inadvertantly inhale and ingest radionuclides in their air, rice, water, vegetables, etc.
THIS IS CRIMINAL!