Hong Kong’s concrete jungle amplifies city’s radiation via cnn.us

When Pieter Franken visited Hong Kong one of the first things he did was measure the level of radiation in his hotel room.

A Geiger counter is not usually packed by a business traveller, but well as having a banking industry day job Franken is part of a Tokyo-based citizen action group set up to map the radiation levels of cities across the world.

Called Safecast, the group was founded as a response to the dearth of accurate, comprehensive data on the radioactive fall-out from Fukushima’s stricken nuclear reactors.

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