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Monday, October 3, 2011

☢ Mutant Japan - Deformed Tokyo Rats and Pink Grasshopper Found in Chiba Paddy Field ☢

Reading Fukushima Diary There was a interview with a Fukushima citizen. It's hard for us looking in to try and understand what these people are going through. Radiation is always on their minds it seems.. And divorce rates are way up now even.

Well the interview was one thing but I would like you to go and read it. However now there are deformed rats and grasshoppers turning up in Tokyo and Chiba. This along with thousands of dead fish in Chigasaki, Kanagwa. The Japanese government talks about lack of oxygen in that case..

These are the deformed rats in Tokyo from We see the tails are deformed on two and the leg on the bottom one.

Translated in Google:
In the paddy field, Chiba Prefecture Minamiboso flow of temporary workers with elementary school children's clubs in the prefecture Sodegaura
Yoko (50) have found a pink grasshopper. Children are kept at the club.

According to the Central Prefectural Museum, "Kubikirigisu" female larvae. It is usually green or brown, rarely finds a pink pigment mutation. Once adult, it becomes more vibrant pink.

About 2 cm in length was discovered four days during September to 4 inches. The color of the body, "Peach," the child is named, "waiting to see how colors can be when you grow up," but he said, giving the leaves of grass and rice.
(Yomiuri Shimbun, October 02, 10:19 min, 2011)

This is the Fish Story in Japanese
Translated in Google:
"Chigasaki two days, with thousands of rivers in the city, announced that the deadwere found about 2.5 km across thousands of fish such as carp and mullet fish. The study is unusual in the amount of city water and oxygen in water, he said. According to the city, a passerby discovered around 7:00 am two days. Interviewed along withfactories around, explore the carcass in a proving ground of the province."

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Geiger Counters - Radiation Detection Meters - Handheld Radiation Detector

When it comes to radiation detection meters you really have a wide field of gadgets to choose from, however radiation detectors are the most common to use. First of all if you need to know what type of radiation you are looking for. There are Alpha, Beta and Gamma radiation detectors. And also there is neutron emission of nuclear radiation. And all these different types of emissions have radiation detectors for a specific type of radiation that you can buy radiation detector for. Some also measure both Alpha and Beta. Others detect Alpha, Beta and Gamma. While others let you measure Beta and Gamma radiation.

What most people have use for though are Dosimeters you can buy a handheld radiation detector pretty cheap that are good addition to a survival kit. There are different kinds that you can use that will detect radiation. There are radiation badges that will tell you when radiation become high. Workers at nuclear power plants use these to inform them of how much radiation they have been exposed to. Now also children in the Fukushima prefecture have each been given a radiation badge so they know if they are exposed to radiation. Some come in the shape of a pen that you can carry in your pocket while other are made more compact so that you can attach them to your keychain. And then you have what is called a personal radiation monitor. These are also called Dosimeters and also normally called Geiger counters. Although not all use the Geiger-Muller Tube for the radiation detection some use a semiconductor instead. These and mostly the older geiger counters seen are pretty big to carry around, so they might not be best suited for a survival situation where you only need to carry the most important things. However if you have land and want to check radiation around the property and drinking water then these are the geiger counters to get because they are very well built units.

These are the once that you normally see people use. They have different units of radiation detection, because when it comes to radiation there are many standards used. some give the measurements in Rads, while other use Sieverts. Some have the maximum radiation value for the measured radioactivity quite low but they will still give you an idea of the amount of radiation in the area. With the units ranging from between background radiation 0.001 mSv/hr all the way up to 10 Sv/h. Normally a dosimeter will measure radiation in micro siverts per hour. If you were to walk into one of the reactor units at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant you probably would get an error reading from your dosimeter because the radiation levels are so high there.

Note that some places outside the exclusion zone in Fukushima that are too radioactive for people to live in have areas where the radiation levels are above 30 Sv/h. So if you are in a area that have high radiation the radiation detectors would also there go off the scale. However Geiger counters or radiation detectors are still favored as general purpose alpha/beta/gamma portable radiation detectors and radiation detection equipment, due to their low cost and robustness. Most come with an LCD Display that show you the radioactivity in the area. Nowdays you will even get alarm sound and the possibility to connect the device to a computer. Either with a Infrared, Bluetooth or USB connection.

So if you look at the radiation detectors for sale that have this, then these radiation detection meters will allow you to make maps of contaminated areas that show where the radiation is high and low. This also will help you to see which areas are becoming more contaminated over time. With several nuclear reactors in the US and around the world located near fault zones that makes it a danger if a big earthquake would hit the area there is always a good choice to have a radiation dosimeter avaliable. I'm sure many in Fukushima would have been grateful to have dosimeters avaliable at the time of the disaster and I am sure you to would be grateful to have a geiger counter handy when you need one.