Cesium from tap water in 26% of all the prefectures

Tap water is the most essential element of our daily life. You need it for cooking, shower, and drinking. You need it even when you make your baby food.

However, in 26% of all the prefectures in Japan, they detected cesium from tap water.

 

According to Monitoring information of environmental radioactivity level of  Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, [Link] they measured cesium 134/137 from tap water of 12 prefectures.  They conducted measurement in 46 prefectures. (Only Miyagi applies different lowest detectable amount, which can’t be compare.)

The measurement was from April to June, 2012.

 

The prefectures are

  • Iwate
  • Yamagata
  • Fukushima
  • Ibaraki
  • Tochigi
  • Gunma
  • Saitama
  • Chiba
  • Tokyo
  • Kanagawa
  • Niigata
  • Nagano

 

The highest reading was 0.0112 Bq/Kg (Cs-134/137) in Ibaraki. It was higher than Fukushima for some reason. It was 0.0049 Bq/Kg in Tokyo.

Full report is below.

 

Cesium from tap water in 26% of the prefectures

 

Cesium from tap water in 26% of the prefectures 2

 

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