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Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Mochizuki Cheshire Iori : Author and Owner of Fukushima Diary analysis of TEPCO current testing methadology

  • The former Fukushima chief Yoshida died. They report it was esophageal cancer, and “not to mention”, it has nothing to do with radiation.
    They deny radiation effect even on his death. We, ordinary people will never be compensated.
    We shouldn’t be waiting. Nobody is going to save us but ourselves.

    They are serious to minimize the compensation amount. In order not to pay compensation, they downplay radiation effect on human body, and also downplay the accident itself.

    Here I would like to show why Tepco’s information is not worth of trusting.

    1. Tepco’s data is not checked by trusted third party

    Tepco publishes various data about the plant situation, air, ground and sea contamination etc everyday. However, none of them are checked by trusted third party.
    Tepco has the responsibility of the accident, but we must count on them to know the plant situation. All the evidence is still in the hand of the criminal.

    2. Tepco doesn’t report how many samples they took

    For example, groundwater contamination is the hottest topic about Fukushima. The samples are taken from the observation wells.
    If they take only one sample, they must have the sample ruined by foreign substance or insufficient amount sometimes, but it has never happened. They must take multiple samples but the number is never reported.

    3. Is the published reading the maximum ? or the minimum ? or the average ?

    Even if the sample is from the same location, all the readings must be different from each other. However, Tepco doesn’t announce if the reported number is the maximum or the minimum or the average. If they take 10 samples and can freely choose which reading to announce, they can easily “show” the decreasing trend or whatsoever. On the first day they want to publish the maximum reading. On the second day they can publish the average reading. On the third day they can publish the minimum reading. Now it looks like the contamination is decreasing.

    4. What’s the standard deviation ?

    Standard deviation is a statistical term to show “How different the readings are.” If the number is big, it means the readings of the samples have a lot of variety.
    Even if Tepco publishes the small number to show the contamination, we can tell there are other readings by knowing the standard deviation. Since 311, Tepco has never announced standard deviation of their sampling results. The reason has not been announced either. None of the media companies required Tepco to announce it either.

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