An independent reading of radiation levels near the Fukushima plant by a Japanese magazine editor and a group of journalists reveals a completely different picture from what is being reported in the mainstream media.
The Green Action group reports that yesterday five members of the Japan Visual Journalists Association (JVJA) and Ryuichi Hirokawa, editor-in-chief of the Days Japan magazine, arrived at Futaba Town where the Fukushima Daiichi reactors are located (the plants are located in both Okuma Town and Futaba Town) to undertake independent monitoring measurements.
Green Action is a Kyoto-based Japanese citizens organisation campaigning for an end to Japan’s plutonium programme. Read their report here.
Japanese officials, however, have played down the severity of the radiation levels though they have implemented a 20km evacuation zone.
And it has just been reported that nuclear fuel rods are now completely exposed in reactor no. 2.