150 Bq/Kg from Japanese mustard spinach in Fukushima, “433 bags already sold”

According to Fukushima prefecture, 150 Bq/Kg of cesium was measured from Japanese mustard spinach.
It was produced in Koriyama city Fukushima. The sampling date was 1/10/2013. *1
Cs-134 : 52.1 Bq/Kg
Cs-137 : 94.5 Bq/Kg

150 Bq/Kg from Japanese mustard spinach in Fukushima, "433 bags already sold"
Fukushima prefecture presumes it was due to the blanket used for retaining warmth and repellant. They say the blanket had been left where rain water is retained since last Spring, they started using it late December. 2,700 Bq/Kg was measured from the blanket.
As a conclusion, Fukushima prefecture required only this farmer to practice self-controlling on shipping.
From 12/29 to 1/9, 433 bags of the spinach produced in this farm were shipped to 2 direct sales stores. Most of them have already been sold. Fukushima prefecture required the 2 direct sales stores to collect the products. *2 *3

*1 http://wwwcms.pref.fukushima.jp/download/1/mon250108-0110v.pdf
*2 http://www3.nhk.or.jp/lnews/fukushima/6054757471.html?t=1358045403395
*3 http://www.minyu-net.com/news/news/0112/news2.html


Français :

150 Bq/kg dans des épinards moutarde de Fukushima, “433 sacs déjà vendus”

Selon la préfecture de Fukushima, 150 Bq/kg de césium ont été relevés dans des épinards moutarde japonais.
Ils ont été produits à Koriyama dans Fukushima. L’échantillon a été pris le 10 janvier 2013. *1
Cs-134 : 52.1 Bq/kg
Cs-137 : 94.5 Bq/kg

150 Bq/kg dans des épinards moutarde de Fukushima
La préfecture de Fukushima présume que c’est à cause de la couverture utilisée pour retenir la chaleur et servir de répulsif. Ils disent que la couverture a été remisée à un endroit où l’eau de pluie stagne depuis le printemps dernier et ils ont commencé à l’utiliser fin décembre. Cette couverture était à 2 700 Bq/kg.
En conclusion, la préfecture de Fukushima a ordonné à ce cultivateur seulement  de faire des auto-contrôles de ses expéditions.
Du 29 décembre au  9 janvier, 433 sacs d’épinards produits dans cette ferme ont été expédiés à deux magasins de vente directe. La plupart d’entre eux ont déjà été vendus. La préfecture de Fukushima a ordonné à ces deux distributeurs de reprendre les produits. *2 *3

*1 http://wwwcms.pref.fukushima.jp/download/1/mon250108-0110v.pdf
*2 http://www3.nhk.or.jp/lnews/fukushima/6054757471.html?t=1358045403395
*3 http://www.minyu-net.com/news/news/0112/news2.html

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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.


January 2013