Japanese government is going to raise the safety limit for infant

Japanese government is going to raise the safety limit for infant


Councilor of radiation belonging to Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare returned the report to allow them to raise the safety limit of infant food, which is from 50 Bq/Kg to 100 Bq/Kg.

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has been asking the councilor for the opinion which is more friendly to agricultural industry.
As the reason, the councilor states even if an infant takes 100 Bq/Kg of food everyday, the yearly internal dose would be less than 1 mSv.
However, even this limit may be raised because some of the stakeholder of fishing and agricultural industry claim it is still too strict, it’s harmful for the reconstruction of the disaster area.
The councilor mentioned variety of stakeholders should be involved in making the new safety rule. Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare is going to effectuate the new rule as of April.





毎日新聞 2012年2月2日 23時10分


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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


February 2012