Radiation level of Japanese cedar is 20 times much as back ground, Tokyo to have 5~6 times much as pollen this year

Radiation level of 20 times higher than background was measured from Japanese cedar leaves. The sample was taken from Fukushima.

According to Tokyo Metropolitan government, the amount of the pollen from Japanese cedar and Japanese cypress will be 5~6 times much as last year. It will start coming out from 2/15/2013. *1  The pollen may not come from the leaves like this sample measured but it is confirmed the mountain and forest are still highly contaminated.



*1 http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20130121-00000030-mailo-l13


Français :

Le niveau de radioactivité de cèdres japonais est de 20 fois supérieur à celui qui l’entoure, Tokyo va avoir 5 à 6 fois plus de pollens cette année

Un niveau de radioactivité 20 fois supérieur à celui autour a été relevé dans des feuilles de cèdre japonais. L’échantillon a été pris dans Fukushima.

Selon le gouvernement de la métropole de Tokyo (~Conseil Régional), la quantité de pollen des cèdres japonais et des cyprès japonais sera 5 à 6 fois celle de l’an dernier. Ça devrait commencer à partir du 15 février 2013. *1 Le pollen pourra ne pas provenir de feuilles comme celles de l’échantillon mais il est confirmé que que les forêts et les montagnes sont toujours hautement contaminés

*1 http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20130121-00000030-mailo-l13

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