In the Kawauchi Mura village office, the SVCF mission could join in a presentation program for a gamma camera developed by Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd.
This camera synthesizes a gamma ray distribution map and actual video images and displays a generated color-coded contour by the degree of radiation. By this function, we can easily find highly radiating spots in the field. Furthermore, it can discriminate types of radioactive materials, for instance, Cesium 134, Cesium 137, and Iodine 131.
Though the lead coated body weighs heavily 40 kilograms and its estimated price costs fabulously over tens of millions Yen, its visualizing capability to make invisible radioactive rays cognized looks quite effective. If its weight reduction and cost savings are achieved, this product could be a great verifier for surveying hotspots and for checking after the cleanup condition.
As a promotion of local industries under the assistance from Hitachi, this camera is to be produced by a company that moves in Kawauchi Mura sometime this year end.