Crowdsourcing radiation monitoring  Japan radiation monitoring
Following the nuclear crisis at Fukushima Daiichi in Japan it quickly became clear there’s massive demand for unbiased and trusted radiation monitoring where people live. is a new Google maps based website aiming to aggregate and display such information from around the world. The idea, to show measurements from official sources and allow people to submit their own readings….

…not meant as a replacement for government nor official nuclear agencies. Our hope is that data sets from various sources can provide additional context to the official word in these rapidly changing events.

As the site creators also point out, reliable information is critical here, and they say they will carefully vet suppliers. Currently the map just covers Japan,  using data from two sources – Pachube, a site for sharing real time sensor information, and this spreadsheet collating information from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

Apparently a Japanese language version of the site is in the works and should launch soon.

Via boingboing

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