What are the radiation levels - at any part of the country? we do not have access to MAPS of current levels- some of the official maps simply omit locations of most concern...

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The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) publishes some radiation/location data via the Nuclear Safety Division and its System for Prediction of Environment Emergency Dose Information(SPEEDI).

An (unverified) accessible version of the data is being maintained via a Google spreadsheet published by Marian Steinbach.

RDTN.org is an independent site mapping official and user-collected data. User-collected data is being solicited through Pachube. I'm not sure if they are making an aggregate data feed available, or how they are locating data sources on Pachube?

The SPEEDI data is also being visualised on this Japanese live radiation levels TargetMap map

A series of visualisations have been created using OpenHeatMap; the O'Reilly Radar blog has a summary - Radiation visualizations paint a different picture of Japan

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