31,000 Bq/kg from mushroom in Tochigi “190 times higher than nuclear waste standard”

Fukushima Diary reported the atmospheric is the highest in Tochigi before.

(cf. The highest atmospheric dose is in Tochigi (Apart from Fukushima))

31,000 Bq/Kg of cesium134/137 was measured from mushroom in Tochigi. The measurement was done by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, published on 8/6/2012. (cf. Cesium from 60% of fishery products in Fukushima)

Sample : Wild lactarius volemus

Sample taken : 8/3/2012

Place : Nikko city Tochigi

Cs134 : 12,100 Bq/Kg

Cs137 : 19,000 Bq/Kg

 

31,000 Bq/kg from mushroom in Tochigi "190 times higher than nuclear waste standard" 2

 

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 this 19,000 Bq/Kg of Cs-137, the contamination level of this product is almost 190 times higher than the safety limit.

31,000 Bq/kg from mushroom in Tochigi "190 times higher than nuclear waste standard"

 

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