6,940 Bq/Kg from dried Chinese mushroom in Tochigi

A new champion is born.

Dried Chinese mushroom from Otawara Tochigi was measured to have 6,940 Bq/kg contamination.

In Tochigi, 10 cities were banned from selling Chinese mushrooms. When they measured cesium from Chinese mushrooms in an additional 6 cities, they banned 22 cities to ship out dried Chinese mushrooms in total.

The max measurement was 6,940 Bq/kg, the minimum measurement was 782 Bq/kg.

JP government allows them to sell radioactive material, which is less than 500 Bq/kg, so Nogi cho, where they measured 110 Bq/Kg from Chinese mushrooms was not banned to ship them out.

They claim that radioactive mushroom, which they measure more than 500 Bq/kg, have not been shipped. They measured 277 Bq/kg from Chinese mushrooms in Nasushiobara, and 112 Bq/kg from Nameko (mushrooms)in Masuko cho and they have been shipped out to the market.








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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.


December 2011