Radioactive Hot Spots in Tokyo Raise Fears of Wider Contamination – NYTimes.com

Posted by Trish Riley, October 16, 2011

Takeo Hayashida signed on with a citizens’ group to test for radiation near his son’s baseball field in Tokyo after government officials told him they had no plans to check for fallout from the devastated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Like Japan’s central government, local officials said there was nothing to fear in the capital, 160 miles from the disaster zone.

Then came the test result: the level of radioactive cesium in a patch of dirt just yards from where his 11-year-old son, Koshiro, played baseball was equal to those in some contaminated areas around Chernobyl.

via Radioactive Hot Spots in Tokyo Raise Fears of Wider Contamination – NYTimes.com.