980 Bq/Kg from feed crop in Gunma

Gunma local government published the result of their measurement of feed crop.

It was conducted from 11/14/2011~1/12/2012, only for cesium.

The legal limit of feed crop is 300 Bq/Kg.

14 out of 94 samples showed more than 300 Bq/Kg, but Gunma local government is going to conduct further measurement and allow the farmers to feed it to breeding cows instead of banning the contaminated crops. Burying and incinerating the crop is also allowed by the local government despite of the risk to contaminate the air with its ash.






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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.


January 2012