The Japan office is located in the Loftwork building in Shibuya:
Enlarged Map Safecast @ Loftwork
I have a suggestion for organizing your measurements. Part of the danger we have from getting exposed to radiation has to do not only with the amount of radiation, but the type of it as well. You’re probably aware of this, but I think that the option to organize your readings based upon alpha, beta, gamma; beta, gamma; and gamma. Most of the devices you use have different sensitivities to the different types, and it’s easy to filter out alpha and beta radiation. Also, this would allow the use of different devices based upon their ability to read the different types of radiation. Also, the inclusion of nuclear testing sites in your map would be really nice. Thanks guys. You do great work. I’d be submitting too if I could.
Thanks for your comment, however we don’t make comments about the safety/or not of exposure, just measure the full exposure amount and in this regard all radiation is the same.
Sure. Thanks for clearing that up. I just like to compare the different levels of radiation. It helps narrow down the possible emitters when compared to background radiation. Would you guys allow crowdsourcing of nuclear/radioactive locations? I’ve got the locations of a few nuclear-related superfund sites in the US, and I’d be happy to put in the US nuclear test sites.
I think you are doing valuable work. Can you tell me if there are similar organizations anywhere on the West coast of the U.S.? If not, I think one is needed and I think monitoring should be done in the U.S. in the Western states. Suggestions?
Accidentally ran across your site while trying to find actual monitoring data on Fukushima. I am impressed. Nearly everywhere else, people mostly do “hand waving” and engage in nothing more than sensationalism, conspiracy theories, and fear tactics. You, on the other hand, are a “breath of fresh air.” You obviously are trying to present the best data you can and do so in an unbiased, professional way. Certainly you must simplify the subject for those without advanced (or any) training in radiation protection, but you do a really good job. I am glad to see that there are people (like you!) who can still think intelligently.
By the way, before retiring a couple of years ago, I was a Certified Health Physicist, specializing in environmental radiation measurement and assessment. My career spanned nearly 40 years. So I suppose my opinion of you may have a little bit of credibility–at least, I hope so.
Again, great job, guys!
Joseph (Joe) C. Lochamy
Certified Health Physicist, Emeritus
Clinton, TN USA
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