As there’s hardly any news out on this I thought I’d share. Forest fires in Fukushima Namie area still going after 4 DAYS! Radioactive cesium and other nasties now airbourne AGAIN!!!
A forest fire has been burning in the no-entry zone of Namie in Fukushima since April 29th, and is now in its fourth day. This has been the subject of many news reports of varying quality, and we are following the situation closely.
The site is among the most highly-contaminated by the Fukushima disaster, well within the “difficult-to-return” zone. Clicking this link will center the Safecast web map on the site of the fire at Juman-yama, which we derived by comparing terrain in news videos and in Google Earth.
To summarize what has been reported so far:
— The fire is in a mountainous area of Namie Town called Juman-yama, about 10 km from the Fukushima Daiichi plant. The Daiichi plant itself is not at risk from this blaze.
— The fire appears to have begun on Sat. April 29, caused by a lightning strike.
— Fire-fighters used helicopters to…
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