192.5 Bq/Kg of cesium from citron in Kashiwa city Chiba
Now that it’s becoming harder and harder to get the uncontaminated food, some people are thinking home-grown food is safe. However, the problem is the contaminated soil.
From the food measurement result by Kashiwa city Chiba, home-grown cherry and Chinese citron turned out to be more contaminated than the ones sold at supermarkets. Kashiwa city is known to be a hotspot, about 200km from Fukushima plant.
Traditional consumption pattern to avoid pesticide doesn’t work to avoid radiation.
Sample taken : 5/1/2012
Cs-134 : 57.5 Bq/Kg
Cs-137 : 84.1 Bq/Kg
Total : 141.6 Bq/Kg
Home-grown Chinese citron
Sample taken : 4/20/2012
Cs-134 : 76.50 Bq/Kg
Cs-137 : 116 Bq/Kg
Total : 192.5 Bq/Kg
According to Ordinance of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry No.112 [Link], radioactive material to contain more than 100 Bq/kg of Cs-134/137 must be properly stocked to not to cause public radiation hazard.
When you see Cs-137, the contamination level of cherry is almost the safety limit, and it’s over the safety limit in case of the Chinese citron. These are home-grown nuclear waste.
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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.