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960 Bq/kg of Cs-134/137 detected from wild boar in Fukushima

According to MHLW (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare), 960 Bq/Kg of Cesium-134/137 was measured from the meat of wild boar in Fukushima. The sampling date was 6/11/2016. This reading

Breaking news Ecology Food contamination

Over double density of Cesium-134/137 as safety limit detected from served school lunch in Utsunomiya city

Photo ; Bamboo shoot [wikipedia]   According to Utsunomiya city government, they detected over double density of Cs-134/137 as safety level from school lunch after serving it to the students

Breaking news Domestic and global Environment Ecology

Radioactive material from Fukushima plant coming back to Japan in the Pacific

Prof. Aoyama from Institute of Environmental Radioactivity of Fukushima University reported that the radioactive material discharged from Fukushima plant circulated in the Pacific to come back to Japan offshore. He

Breaking news Domestic and global Environment Ecology

Ministry of the Environment plans to recycle 90 percent of contaminated soil in Fukushima but no technology

MOE (Ministry of the Environment) estimated 90% of contaminated soil can be reused in Fukushima prefecture by 3/30/2016. Currently interim storage facility stocks 22,000,000 m3 of radioactive contaminated soil. MOE

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650Bq/Kg of I-131 still measured from sewage sludge of Fukushima

(Photo) Radioactive sewage sludge storaged at sewage plant. Posted by Fukushima prefectural government.    High level of I-131 was measured for 11 days this January in dry sewage sludge, Fukushima

Breaking news Domestic and global Environment Ecology

Forestry agency announced 8,800 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 detected from cedar pollen with 2 other data concealed

On 2/1/2016, forestry agency announced they measured 8,800 Bq/Kg from cedar pollen in Fukushima. The sampling date was 11. 2015. Because radioactive cedar pollen spreads from Fukushima to Tokyo area,

Breaking news Ecology Food contamination

[Photo] Still over 1 μSv/h measured beside a rice field in Tochigi

On 2/7/2016, a Japanese citizen posted on Twitter that over 1 μSv/h is still detected next to a rice field in Tochigi prefecture.   According to the post, the measurement

Breaking news Domestic and global Environment Ecology

559 Bq/Kg of Cs-137 detected from vacuum dust in Tokyo

By 2/16/2016, a citizen’s radiation measurement station “Iwaki citizen’s radiation measurement station” announced 559 Bq/Kg of Cs-137 was detected from vacuum cleaner dust in Tokyo. The sampling location was Edogawa

Breaking news Ecology Sea contamination

NIES reported the population and sorts of sea invertebrate significantly decreased around Fukushima plant

Photo ; “Thais clavigera” [Wikipedia]   On 2/4/2016, NIES (National Institute for Environmental Studies)  announced that the invertebrates in intertidal zone are significantly decreased around Fukushima plant port after 311. The

Breaking news Domestic and global Environment Ecology

[Photo] Over 0.5 μSv/h detected from mud in Shibuya ward Tokyo

On 2/4/2016, a Japanese citizen posted on Twitter that 0.51 μSv/h was detected on accumulated mud in Shibuya ward of Tokyo. The location is 2-17-5 Jingu-mae, Shibuya ward. The area