It was reported that cesium reaches inside of the trees and get concentrated at the meeting held in Minamisoma.
It was to discuss about the effect of radiation to the forest.
It was held by Soma area forest association on 1/24/2012.
About 100 members attended at it.
Prof.Hayasi Takahisa from Tokyo University of Agriculture introduced his study about exposed trees in Soma shi or Minami soma shi.
His study showed, contamination gets worse near the bottom of the mountains higher than 400m.
He measured radiation level of Japanese cedar or Japanese cypress.
The result showed that the contamination level went up to a few hundreds or thousand Bq/Kg inside of the trees not only the skin. However, it is not cleared the difference of the types of trees yet.
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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.