Japanese Samples Tested using Gamma Spectroscopy — First Results
Recently, a friend of mine sent me a series of samples from all across Japan. He, my friend, lives in Japan and obtained these samples at some personal risk. I have started the process of testing each of the many samples using gamma spectroscopy and other techniques. I will be posting my results for each sample as I test them, which may take time given my busy work schedule.
I have tested an air filter from an AC/heater unit in Saga City, Saga Prefecture (1100 Km south of Fukushima), Japan and a sample from just under a water rain spout in residential housing area (back yard), of a person living in Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture (26km NE from Tokyo).
I found Cs134 and Cs137 in the soil sample and I believe that I found Kr85 in the air filter. You can read the details and download my full report from my website. Please review my first report, Sample J-F, and my preliminary details of Sample J-A, which I will fully post soon.
Please keep in mind that these sorts of contaminants are quite expected in Japan. Each sample comes from a few hundred to only 1100 km from Fukushima, so the results are expected.