The Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund

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Citizens' Radioactivity Measuring Section (CRMS) (NPO)

Establishment of a nationwide common database of food radiation measurements by citizens

Activity grant

Project Description

Citizens' Radioactivity Measuring Sections have been established nationwide following the nuclear power accident to function as a second opinion for the public. In cooperation with these Citizens' Radioactivity Measuring Sections, we are establishing a food radiation measurement database site and developing a structure for the broad release of information. These efforts can contribute to the provision of valuable information to people in various positions including consumers, producers, researchers, and national and local governments. In addition, we will confirm the accuracy of measuring instruments using standard rice and develop a cross-checking system as we work to improve and maintain the quality of data and improve the reliability of measurements.

Grant year
FY2012 Activity Grants
Grant term
1 years and 6 months
October 2012 - March 2014
Grant amount
8,789,000 yen
Activity region
Sapporo City, Hokkaido; Kitakami City, Iwate Prefecture; Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture; Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture; Nishitokyo City, Hachioji City, Chofu City, Machida City, Kokubunji City, Nishitama District, Tokyo; Zama City, Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture; Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture; Osaka City, Osaka; Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
Standard rice for accuracy confirmation

Overview of the Organization

Hiromi Abe, Director
Hiromi Abe, Director
Establishment year
Establishment purpose
Facing radiation contamination from the accident involving TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant, people have to live in Fukushima while being aware of a certain degree of exposure to radiation. Amid the current situation, we were established with the purpose of conducting comprehensive support activities aimed at reducing the amount of exposure based on a philosophy of independence, autonomy, openness, and fairness for citizens in need of knowledge and materials for making decisions on protection from radiation.
Main activity areas
Fukushima Prefecture
Number of staff members
2 full-time staff members, 12 part-time staff members, 16 official members
Annual operating income
11.26 million yen in 2012, 16.85 million yen in 2013
WEB site
Collaborating organizations
Citizens' Radioactivity Measuring Section Data Site (nicknamed "Minna no Data Site") Operation Committee
Main activities
  • Measurement of the air dose
  • Measurement of radiation in food, water, soil, etc.
  • Measurement of radiation in the body with a whole body counter
  • Holding of health consultation meetings
  • Selling of publications and issuing of newsletters regarding protection from radiation
  • Holding of lecture meetings