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A citizens group measured high radiation levels at possible venues for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but the metropolitan government disputes the data and the International Olympic Committee has shown little interest.

“Citizen Group for Measuring Radioactive Environment of the Facilities for Tokyo Olympics 2020″ said some of the potential venues for the Summer Olympic Games had radiation levels exceeding the Tokyo metropolitan government’s standards for decontamination: 0.23 microsievert per hour 1 meter above ground or a hot spot that measures at least 1 microsievert per hour higher than the surrounding areas.

The site with the highest airborne radiation level was Yumenoshima Stadium in Tokyo’s Koto Ward. Located within Yumenoshima Park, the site has a nearby canal where yachts are anchored.Group members said a reading of 0.484 microsievert per hour was detected 5 centimeters above ground in shrubs next to an entrance on the southern side of the stadium.Soil from the site had 3,040 becquerels of radioactive cesium per kilogram.
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Citizen Group for Measuring Radioactive Environment of the Facilities for Tokyo Olympics 2020

High radiation levels found at possible Olympic sites; Tokyo dismisses data (Asahi Newspaper)


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