Energy / Climate Change

December 28, 2013


Tokyo Publishes Environmental Radiation Measurements in English

Keywords: Local government Nuclear Power 

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) announced on August 30, 2013, that it has updated its English website, and switched to a more reader-friendly design highlighting environmental radiation measurements among other information. The new website provides up-to-date radiation readings, in response to the accident at Tokyo Electric Power Company's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant that was triggered by the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011.

The webpage displaying measurements is easily accessible from the top page of the official TMG website. The page displays the latest data in numerical values and graphs, including hourly updates of atmospheric radiation levels measured at monitoring posts, and daily updates of radiation levels in tap water and fallout.

In a news conference held on the same day, Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose explained that TMG created the user-friendly English website because it is important to publish data allowing people outside Japan to correctly understand that radiation levels in Tokyo are no different from those in New York, London or Paris.