As an actual Fukushima worker warned one month ago, they are finally recognizing pollen may be the biggest menace for internal exposure.
Pollen directly gets into your lungs, nostrils,and all around in your body. It causes severe internal exposure.
Japanese Forestry Agency has finally started evaluating the risk but it seems too late.
Annually, pollen starts flying from December on.
Because a nuclear accident on the scale of Fukushima has never happened before, there are no solid studies on pollen acting as a secondary dispersal agent from within the highly radioactive fallout zones to the rest of Japan and possibly the rest of the world.
However, according to the research conducted in last June by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japanese cedar leaves contained 177,600 Bq/Kg at that time.
Considering that there has been more fallout since last June, the radiation level may be even higher.
1850km2 (The entire area of Tokyo is 2187km2) area of Fukushima is covered with Japanese cedars.
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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.