There is a new spate of emissions from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. A new record of 550,000 Bq/liter of all-β radionuclides (including strontium-90) has been measured in groundwater near the E-1 tank.
There was an event on Nov. 3 and 4 that caused a spike of radiation in Fukushima city. An individual in Tokyo was exposed to rainwater on his feet on Nov. 7, causing itching and the skin damage seen in the photo.
Radiation spiked in Hokkaido starting Nov. 9, continuing until the 10th. Kyoto spiked on Nov. 11.
I don’t know if these are two separate events, or the same one. There have been a series of small to moderate earthquakes in Japan lately, so these spikes may be connected to that. Or it may be a new criticality. The map at netc.com is lighting up in the southwest US.
There are more radiation graphics from Japan here.
A mushroom with 430,000 Bq/kq of cesium was found in Minamisoma in October. This is higher than any the concentration of any mushroom I have read about from the Chernobyl exclusion zone. The highest was 280,000 or so… generally much lower than this.
I want to include the following video, the testimony of a brave lady who evacuated from Fukushima with her children, leaving her elderly parents behind.