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Abe, IOC chief to visit Fukushima venue for 2020 Olympics

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Thank you, Sf2k.

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DaDude

So this is how you welcome softball back to the Olympics?

Baseball, Softball, and Karate are one-time events just for the Tokyo Olympics.

They will not be repeated in the Paris Olympics. Surfing is unlikely to return as well.

Only skateboard and sports climbing are expected to return in 2024, along with e-Sports.

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Say no to Fukushima Olympics!

Abe needs to stop denying that all is well in Fukushima.

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Is the city of Fukushima expecting fans to travel to a radiation zone ~16 times hotter than the regular background radiation?

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The UK dosage is 2.7 millisieverts a year. There are 8760 hours in a year. Divide, and the units of year cancel out and you're left with units in hours. Thus 0.000308 millisieverts an hour, or 0.308 μSv/h versus 4.886 μSv/h in Fukushima as of this moment.

So divide that out and I get 15.864 times hotter than the UK figure

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So this is how you welcome softball back to the Olympics?

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taj

recall that the readings are in units per hour

The UK 2.7 millisieverts are in units per year as noted from their government website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ionising-radiation-dose-comparisons/ionising-radiation-dose-comparisons

Fukushima's 帰還困難区域 (Kikan Konnan Kuiki), or "Difficult to Return Area", is defined as having an annual cumulative radiation dose of 50+ mSv, and 20+ mSv after five years.

Fukushima is currently at 4.886 μSv/h as of 1 hour ago and was at 5.656 μSv/h as of 7 months ago, so not going down by much at all

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Here is the link to their open door policy so you and the rest of the World understand more of the nature of present day Fukushima;

http://www.tepco.co.JP/en/insidefukushimadaiichi/index-e.html

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On the same day as Tepco release the virtual tour on mobile in English, it is to bring faith back to the area, Fukushima is recovering.

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I don’t trust safecast. I measured 0.170-0.180μSv/h in 2 separate places after the last typhoon when I visited Kyoto.

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(Sorry, above the layout went wonky. Here is what Safecast shows for Fukushima city.)

6 mins ago: 40cpm  0.120μSv/h 

10 months ago: 75cpm 0.225μSv/h

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sf2K, thanks for the information, girl.

I clicked around to find Fukushima city, and found this:

6 mins ago 10 months ago

40cpm 75cpm

0.120μSv/h 0.225μSv/h

Can't tell from a couple of data points if it's dropping that drastically (unlikely) or if it's just a shift in wind / season / some other factor. At any rate, neither of those appears high to what I can see. ("The average radioactive background dose in the UK is 2.7 millisieverts.").

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@taj

Also Safecast didn't exist yet on March 21, 2011 as this was a community science response to the crisis because the government kept moving the goal posts and wasn't releasing information to the public. Safecast had to make the sensors, and set them up etc. Questions you can ask Safecast

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tajToday  09:36 am JST

sf2kToday  07:15 am JST,

That map you linked has no dates. No locations labeled. Do you have any suggestions that would show, this is March 21, 2011 and this is today?

The sensors are in real time. You're looking at the data as of a few seconds ago. If you want to read the data for that sensor, click on the more info link, and it'll give you the data. Then you'll see 2 hours ago and 7 months ago compared together. Also the map has the locations underneath otherwise the sensor will display it's location as well. You just use your mouse, man

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the leader of a nation spends time with this trivial stuff?

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It would be so very nice to know the truth whether it REALLY is or isn't safe there. It seems impossible to get the facts due to special interests on either side of the issue.

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Why would one willingly go to an area which is radioactive?

What a classically ridiculous comment! The softball matches will be held in fukashima city far away from Dai-ichi.

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sf2kToday  07:15 am JST,

That map you linked has no dates. No locations labeled. Do you have any suggestions that would show, this is March 21, 2011 and this is today?

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".....With a "reconstruction Olympics" being one of the fundamental themes of the Summer Games, the government hopes the visit planned for Nov 24 will increase momentum toward the recovery of the country's northeastern region, devastated by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and ensuing crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant...."

Pray tell me how on earth will a visit by 2 bods with deeply invested interests help the recovery of Tohoku?

More lies. Just as is the theme "Reconstruction Olympics". A misnomer if there ever was, and sadly 1,000s are suffeering because of it.

The ¥Trillions being spent on the Olympics - primarily in the Kanto region - is of little help to the people of Tohoku.

In Fact, the Olympic con, has / is draining 10,000s of workers, specialists and untold capital in the construction industry from the devastated areas.

Abe - tell us all again - "How is this helping the recovery of the Tohoku region?"

And Bach - you're either dumb to it all, or more likely part of the party for self-preservation.

All sickening.

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It just sells ads. And incites commentary. Which just sells more ads. And the IOC gets the cream off the top.

What else is new, in the world of business?

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Why would one willingly go to an area which is radioactive?

Beats me!

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I am quite confident that he will come back with a "glowing" recommendation!

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Up to date map from Safecast here: http://safecast.org/tilemap/?y=37.612&x=140.876&z=10&l=0&m=0

You want to be there or play games, let alone jog through that?

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Woah I was not aware that games would be held in Fukushima.

Its a very controversial move imo.

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