How to request a soil radiation measurement
１．Samples and measurement fee
We measure soil radiation from home gardens and market crop farmland. (Please consult
us on any other soil measurement.)
You can request measurements of as many soil samples as you want.
Measurement fees: 2,000yen per soil sample
1,000yen per material sample such as wooden blocks.
２． Procedure of measurement
Notification of the date of the measurement →
Visit with samples on the appointment day →
Handing/receiving results of the measurement
You can apply two ways:
A. Fill in the “Soil Measurement Application Form” at the center.
B. Fax or post the filled-in application form to the center.
*You can apply by telephone on/after your 2nd application.
All the applicants should fill out the “Soil Radiation Measurement Request Form” and sign
the agreement on the measurement day. Please be responsible for your request.
The “Soil Measurement Application Form”, the “Directions for Soil Radiation Measurement”
and the “Basic Policy of Personal Information Protection and Measurement Data” can be
downloaded from our home page.
All the forms are also available at the center, and upon your request they can be sent
by fax or post.
We will notify you of your date of measurement soon after it is fixed. We will also give
you important directions for the measurements.
Notification might be delayed when the schedule is very tight. We appreciate your
５．Visit for measurement
On the measurement day, applicants should bring soil samples prepared for
measurement in advance. (See below Directions.)
After signing the form “Basic Policy of Personal Information Protection and
Measurement Data”, we ask you to fill in the “Soil Radiation Measurement Request Form”.
In the form you should write down: your name, address, the place and the date you got
the soil from, weight (volume), air dose rate of the place (if it was measured), geographic
characteristics of the land, and if the land is plowed or not.
Please bring the information with you.
After receiving the request form, we will measure the samples.
(If you have any difficulties or uncertain points in filling out the request form, please
ask at the desk.)
Please come to the center to get your measurement results.
We also ask you to take your soil samples back with you after the measurement.
DIRECTIONS FOR SOIL RADIATION MEASUREMENT
１．Soil Sample Preparation
At least one liter of soil sample is required for the measurement.
You should make your sample from soil gathered from five different points in the land to
be measured. One point should be the center of the land and the other four should be
from the center of each quarter section of the land.
You should get vertically some 15 cm thick block of soil, and each portion should have
the same dimension (for example: 10㎠.) Mix the five portions well into one sample to
make it more than one litter.
Special measurements may require more than this amount.
Please avoid taking soil samples right after rain.
It’s preferable that you gather soil samples about one week before the measurement day.
２．Soil sample data
You should fill out specific data of food samples in the “Soil Radiation Measurement
Please bring the necessary information and your personal seal with you.
There is limited parking space at the center. Please use nearby pay parking lots when this
parking lot is full.
Destination for “Soil Measurement Application Form”
Iwaki Radiation Measuring Center “Tarachine”
11-3F Onahamahanabatake-cho, Iwaki-shi, Fukushima 971-8162