I am considering a trip to Tokyo Disneyland & Disneysea in 2 weeks (25 May 2011).
Have 2 little girls that are 5 years old and am wondering if it's 'safe' for kids.
Have been told to avoid bringing my kids to Tokyo Disneyland cos it's not safe, where Food, Radiation, etc. are concerned.
To go or Not to go ???
Any comments or recommendations would be truly appreciated.
Well, I've just got back from an extended trip around the West of Japan and we ended with 3 days in Tokyo (and inevitably spent one of them in Disneyland). I have two not so little boys aged 6 and 8.
Generally Disneyland seems intent on selling you a bucket of popcorn and many refills and I'd find it hard to believe there is much risk from radiation in that.
If there is any risk it's the water, and even this is most likely minimal so my advice would be to bring your own bottled water and don't drink the tap water.
Our view was that the risks relating to radiation are minimal at worst: there are plenty of other travel risks to worry about!
Go and have a great time.
Simon almost 8 years ago
Lets see; in Fukushima exclusion zone, they are allowing young kids to be exposed to soil radiation levels equal to nuclear workers. Food is being grown in the exclusion zone and sold throughout Japan, including schools to children.
When radiation hit Tokyo, they just raised the 'legal' levels of radiation allowed in the drinking water, from 3 picocuries per liter to 100. Even at that level, they only ADVISED that children stop drinking the water. This created a panic, because once you eliminate water, what is left to drink?
Fukushima radiation is still being released on a constant basis, NONSTOP. It is like Chernobyl, only it is not stopping. Depending on where the wind blows, that area gets radiated.
Finally, the Japanese govt and nuclear industry is covering up what is happening, radiation levels are being suppressed and dangerous radiation levels are being ignored while allowing citizens, including kids, to live in those areas. Sadly, this fact has been the case with EVERY single nuclear 'accident'. Industry and government work in collusion to cover up, deny and minimize or spin whatever is happening to make it look much safer than it actually is.
One example; AGreenRoad: RT @tsukiyominoasa: Yokohama city's school lunch use #Fukushima 's various vegetables & beef...why not ... http://nblo.gs/hECVd
People in Japan are very worried about 10 million times higher radiation levels leaking out of plant; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPuiEb7_fa4&NR=1&feature=fvwp almost 8 years agoAnswered by Eric via WorldNomads.com
I think it is crazy for ANYONE to consider visiting or moving to Japan, when a full scale nuclear disaster is happening there, a level 7, which is a worst case Chernobyl like disaster.
The mass media is owned by GE and subsidiaries, and they in turn own or sell nuclear power plants. They will not show bad news about Fukushima or any other plant. If they cannot prevent this from getting out, they will spin the news and minimize the accident. That is happening now.. Their lobbyist armies are twisting arms and influence is being applied at all levels to keep the media quiet about this whole thing.
How can a level SEVEN (THE WORST on a 1-7 scale) nuclear DISASTER happening in five nuclear reactors all at the same time, be labeled 'nothing to worry about', or be totally blacked out of the news by mass media? Only complete corporate control can do that.
The temperatures inside at least two reactors are INCREASING and are now close to the maximum, which is also their failure point. Workers are on suicide missions trying to stop full breaches and explosions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ4YQy-woW0&feature=related
Japan MP: Media works with #nuclear industry to cover up/deny what is happening at #Fukushima - http://bit.ly/jTmsPm via @therealnews
Often, the workers in these power plants are not told what their radiation exposure is, or what the danger is, as they are hired off the street from slums as day laborers. The dark underbelly of #Fukushima #nuclear power and #radiation; Documentary "Nuclear Ginza" - Part 1 http://t.co/TDvXUrr via @youtube
If you want to ignore all of these warnings from professional nuclear experts, the Japanese politician, by all means, go and enjoy Disneyland. Maybe you will even experience a complete meltdown, and nuclear explosion. If the wind is right, you will get the full radioactive experience from this as well, as Tokyo has already, for just a day or so.. That is when the drinking water turned deadly, overnight. almost 8 years agoAnswered by Eric via WorldNomads.com
Eric, that is plain fear mongering. Eric, your blog (http://japannuclearcrisis.wordpress.com) sources its news from Fox - your welcome to your opinion but shrill scaremongering rather than considered balanced information is not welcome here.
My wife is Japanese and tonight I'll translate this information: http://mextrad.blob.core.windows.net/page/12_Chiba.html
My Japanese translation skills aren't great but I can read a graph. It's flat. almost 8 years ago
OK. The translation of this table is as follows. The top table is radiation in the air and the table below it is radiation measured in the tap water.
I'll start with the bottom one first because it's easy: there is none. Zero. Nothing. Neither iodine 131 nor Cesium 137.
The Blue line in the table at the top is radiation in the air at it's worst point on march 15. The red line Is today, the first week of May. The note below that is background radiation measured before the accident of 0.022 ~ 0.044.
So this would suggest that it isn't getting worse nor is it measurably worse than before the earthquake. almost 8 years ago
Basics: Its too early to tell. Everyone has a different opinion. A strong "MAYBE its probably ok" is what we seem hear. But it is your health so if the trip is optional why risk it?
But there is surely a bit of downplaying things by the Japanese government. What are they going to say? "Oops! Lets pack up Tokyo for a bit and move it to Fukuoka?" No they are going to make the most of a bad situation and avoid unneeded panic. How bad you think it is is up you, review the facts.
Again, if you are unsure and if the trip is optional why risk it? almost 8 years agoAnswered by Heath via WorldNomads.com
An update for you all from March 2013
http://safety.worldnomads.com/japan-radiation-study about 6 years ago