Safecasting Oshima Island

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This weekend Safecast volunteer Eiji Nishikawa spent some time on Oshima Island. This area was heavily devastated by the quake and tsunami impacting tourism which has been very difficult for the residents. On top of that, there were no available radiation readings for the island and locals were very concerned and assumed the worst. We’re happy to show that after mapping the island with a bGeigie it’s clear that the levels are some of the lowest we’ve seen in Japan and more comparable to Tokyo than the more contaminated areas around the plant. While it’s good when we can give people actual data about how effected their neighborhoods are so they can decide what to do, it’s even better when we can confirm that things are not as bad as people had assumed. This is fantastic news for everyone.