640 Bq/kg from rice of Fukushima

10/12/2011, Fukushima mayor, Sato Yuhei declared Fukushima rice is safe with no basis.(Source)

The “safety limit” of rice is 500 Bq/Kg in Japan, which means you don’t die immediately even if you eat it once or twice.

However, excessively radioactive rice has already been found from Fukushima.

As the result of a temporary test, they found 640 Bq/Kg.

840 Kg of rice was harvested in the same rice field.

Fukushima local government states it hasn’t been distributed to the market, but that’s hard to trust.


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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.


November 2011