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To #Fukushima by @xenijardin, @seanbonner and @safecastdotorg

On Sunday, a team of journalists and producers drove from Tokyo to Fukushima with a geiger counter.
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Sean Bonner Ⓥ @seanbonner

In a car with @xenijardin @noktonlux @milesobrian heading north. Estimated drive time: 5 hours.

07/08/2011 06:33:19 WIB
Sean Bonner Ⓥ @seanbonner

@seanlynchs not a French press. V60 pourover. This is my own personal travel set up.

07/08/2011 06:34:12 WIB
Xeni ‘Fuck!’ Jardin @xeni

.@milesobrien & I are driving north with @Safecastdotorg team, including @seanbonner, gathering & recording radiation measurements. #Japan

07/08/2011 06:47:05 WIB
Xeni ‘Fuck!’ Jardin @xeni

Safety precautions in higher radiation zones today: don't lick rocks, roll naked in dirt, stick body parts out of car. #japan #Safecast

07/08/2011 06:53:37 WIB
Xeni ‘Fuck!’ Jardin @xeni

There are more geiger counters in the car than iPhones. Lots of protective gear if needed & packing in our own food/water. #Safecast #japan

07/08/2011 06:55:35 WIB
Miles O'Brien @milesobrien

On my way north to take some radiation readings near #Fukushima with the @safecastdotorg crew and @xenijardin

07/08/2011 07:04:02 WIB
Sean Bonner Ⓥ @seanbonner

I'll be tweeting a bit from @safecastdotorg throughout this trip. But will likely crosstweet a lot.

07/08/2011 07:06:36 WIB
Xeni ‘Fuck!’ Jardin @xeni

Cicada hulls, stuck to a tree outside a rest stop en route Fukushima. http://instagr.am/p/JjJXd/

07/08/2011 08:40:15 WIB
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Xeni ‘Fuck!’ Jardin @xeni

Roadside rest stop, just before passing through a known radiation hot spot town. http://instagr.am/p/JjOiQ/

07/08/2011 08:54:59 WIB
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Xeni ‘Fuck!’ Jardin @xeni

We measured radiation around rest stop, learned interesting things about hot spots & lower level spots. Cicadas: same as bg rads. #Safecast

07/08/2011 09:01:38 WIB
Xeni ‘Fuck!’ Jardin @xeni

On the car stereo driving toward Fukushima w/ @safecastdotorg: "Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide," and "Safety Dance."

07/08/2011 09:04:05 WIB
Sean Bonner Ⓥ @seanbonner

Driving through a hotspot in Nasu – Seeing 140 CPM readings inside the car which provides some shielding. (was ~30 in Tokyo) #safecast

07/08/2011 09:13:22 WIB
Xeni ‘Fuck!’ Jardin @xeni

Driving through known hotspot, Nasu, in Tochigo prefecture, readings within car jumped. 140+CPM, 37 microsieverts. began 3x lower in Tokyo.

07/08/2011 09:13:47 WIB
Xeni ‘Fuck!’ Jardin @xeni

The land we're driving through is really lovely. Bright green forest along both sides of freeway. #Safecast

07/08/2011 09:15:02 WIB
Xeni ‘Fuck!’ Jardin @xeni

Now inside car, @safecastdotorg devices getting 0.33 microsieverts/hr, 172 CPM. We're behind a cattle truck, jokes re beef causing spike.

07/08/2011 09:18:14 WIB
Xeni ‘Fuck!’ Jardin @xeni

(nb: Rather than tweeting the names of places we're driving, I'll turn on location for my tweets now. Usually have that off for privacy.)

07/08/2011 09:19:29 WIB
Xeni ‘Fuck!’ Jardin @xeni

.@mpesce yes, but many subtle & unexpected things about how radiation spreads/collects that we're learning today from @safecastdotorg guys.

07/08/2011 09:21:40 WIB
Xeni ‘Fuck!’ Jardin @xeni

Some of the known hot spots, like Chiba or Nasu, are 2-4 hrs by car from #Fukushima. Radiation doesn't travel in neat circles. Many factors.

07/08/2011 09:22:49 WIB
Xeni ‘Fuck!’ Jardin @xeni

One hot town, a theory goes, may have become so bcs a lake nearby caused condensation of cesium in air, released when core breached.

07/08/2011 09:24:54 WIB
Xeni ‘Fuck!’ Jardin @xeni

The radioactive vapor floating in the atmosphere above Japan on March 20 or so became cool there, dropped over that town, voilà: hot spot.

07/08/2011 09:26:15 WIB
Xeni ‘Fuck!’ Jardin @xeni

Bottom of drainpipes, where they trickle water from roof on to pebble-concrete walkways, also tends to be hot micro-site. Kids, stay away.

07/08/2011 09:27:25 WIB
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