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Roaming the web at random I come across a guy in Tokyo taking radiation measurements with a personal dosimeter.  The air is fine.  But the ground is not fine.  Tokyo is getting repeated dustings and the radiation is accumulating.  Meanwhile, the reactors are out of control, and there is no end in sight.  So, yes, I expect things to get worse.  

I am not sure Tokyo will be evacuated.  It may instead be abandoned.  The Japanese Government may never admit a thing, ever.  It's a possibility.  

The Fates are kind.

by Gaianne on Sun Jun 12th, 2011 at 12:24:36 AM EST
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to a point where the health problems it causes become seen as a public health problem, is a gradual shift in population towards the kansai, precipitated by government and corporate relocations.

moving a 30 million megalopolis is not going to be quick. building the housing, infrastructure, and commercial networks necessary to sustain that number of people cannot be built overnight, even were everyone to try to flee west. the roads, train lines, etc. alone would prove to be a bottleneck.

by wu ming on Sun Jun 12th, 2011 at 04:20:55 PM EST
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