Those who followed the breathless news reports from foreign media sources in the early stages of the nuclear crisis may remember that Fox News included a mysterious facility named “Shibuya Eggman” in their list of Japanese power plants at risk. The only problem? Shibuya Eggman isn’t a nuclear power plant, or a power plant of any kind.
It’s a rock club in an upscale section of downtown Tokyo. Ooops!
Never fear. I braved the elements (light wind, drizzle) to measure the background radiation at this now-legendary facility. The good news? A normal 0.13 microsieverts/hr. As expected, the only thing melting down inside Shibuya Eggman are the rockers performing onstage.