Fukushima gov rounded off 102.8 Bq/Kg from rice to 100 Bq/Kg and sell

Fukushima prefectural government measured 102.8 Bq/Kg (Cs-134 : 39.6 Bq/Kg, Cs-137 : 63.2 Bq/Kg) from the unpolished rice taken on 10/16/2012, but they rounded it off to 100 Bq/Kg to sell.
They state it’s safe enough.

The rice was produced in Iwaki city. On 7/5/2012, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare notified that they can round off the third column to represent the total cesium amount in two columns of significant digit.

Related article..Cesium measured from all the samples of unpolished rice in Fukushima


福島県は、2012年10月16日に採取した玄米から102.8 Bq/Kgの放射性セシウム(セシウム134が39.6 Bq/Kg、セシウム137が63.2 Bq/Kg)を検出しましたが、出荷ができるように端数を切り捨て、100 Bq/Kgとして発表しました。同県は「十分に安全である」とコメントしています。この米はいわき市で生産されました。





Français :

Fukushima a arrondi du riz à 102,8 Bq/Kg à 100 Bq/Kg pour le vendre

Les autorités préfectorales de Fukushima ont relevé 102,8 Bq/kg (Cs-134 : 39,6 Bq/kg, Cs-137 : 63,2 Bq/kg) dans du riz non poli pris le 16 octobre 2012 mais ils l’ont arrondi à 100 Bq/kg pour pouvoir le vendre.
Ils affirment que c’est suffisamment sain.

Ce riz a été produit dans la commune d’Iwaki. Le 5 juillet 2012, le ministère de la Santé, du Travail et des Affaires Sociales leur avait notifié qu’ils pouvaient arrondir le troisième pour représenter la quantité de césium sur deux chiffres significatifs.

Article lié : Du césium relevé dans tous les échantillons de riz non poli de Fukushima


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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.


October 2012