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Food contamination

982 Bq/Kg from Shiitake mushroom in Kashiwa Chiba

According to Kashiwa city Chiba, 982 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 was measured from Shiitake mushroom. It was produced in Kashiwa city Chiba for self-consumption. Sampling date : 2/7/2013 Cs-134 : 356

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Wild boar meat factory to open in Chiba

  On 12/24/2012, Fukushima Diary reported “Wild boar meat processing factory stopped for excessive contamination in Chiba”. [URL] However the meat processing factory is to open because the shipping restriction

Effects to be confirmed

Strontium-90 detected in the lake of Kashiwa city Chiba “3 times much as 2011″

According to ministry of the environment, 4.4 Bq/Kg of Strontium-90 was measured from Teganuma lake of Kashiwa city Chiba. Strontium-90 is known to cause leukemia. The sampling date was 9/11/2012.

Confirmed effects

Abiko city conducted thyroid test for pre-elementary school students, “Only visual examination and palpation”

Abiko city Chiba, where is known to be a hotspot conducted the thyroid test for the 1,170 children to enter elementary school this spring. None of the swelling or stiffness

Food contamination

[Meaningless food regulation] 370 Bq/Kg from dried mushroom in Chiba, “for sale”

According to Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, 370 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 were measured from dried mushroom. *1 Sampling date : 1/21/2013 Cs-134 : 120 Bq/Kg Cs-137 : 250 Bq/Kg

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2.08 μSv/h in front of Kashiwa high school in Chiba

Radiation was measured in front of Chiba prefectural Kashiwa high school on 1/20/2013, where is 200km from Fukushima plant, 35km to the center of Tokyo. Atmospheric dose was 0.18 μSv/h,

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Cesium and Iodine was measured from nearly 10% of breast milk from March to Sept of 2011

According to mother and children support network *1, Cs-134/137 and Iodine-131 were measured from 29 of 357 breast milk samples taken from March to September of 2011. The locations are

Domestic and global Environment

5,000 Bq/kg from the soil beside the river in Edogawa ward in Tokyo

According to ministry of the Environment, 5,000 Bq/Kg of cesium was measured from the soil beside the river between Edogawa ward in Tokyo and Urayasu city Chiba. Sampling date :

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274 Bq/Kg from the leaves of Japanese cedar in Chiba city

A citizens’ radiation monitoring station in Chiba city measured 274 Bq/kg of cesium from the leaves of Japanese cedar. Sample : Leaves of Japanese cedar Cs-134 : 106 Bq/Kg Cs-137

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Wild boar meat processing factory stopped for excessive contamination in Chiba

Fukushima Diary often reports cesium contamination of wild boars. (cf, 11,000 Bq/Kg of cesium was measured from wild boar in Minamisoma city [Link]) Kimitsu city Chiba newly built the meat