Cesium beef has been eaten by 180,000 students

Cesium beef has been eaten by 180,000 students


A member of the House of Representatives from Communist Party, Miyamoto Takeshi commented on his blog that about 180,000 students have eaten cesium beef.

It is mentioned in this context.
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology finally decided to make budget for schools to buy Nal scintillation spectrometer but still hasn’t opened bid. More importantly, Nal scintillation spectrometer is not out of stock everywhere, they have to wait for 2 months at least.
However, MEXT is asserting school lunch is safe because they check when they distribute food to the market. None of the contaminated food is in the market.
In fact this is not true. Last August they found cesium beef consumed at school. By 12/1/2011, 433 schools and 26 kindergarten in 18 prefectures and 46 cities have served cesium beef for school lunch. In total, 180,000 students have been forced to eat it.
In Miyagi prefecture, they measured 1293 Bq/Kg of cesium from beef served for school.

Currently, radiation measurement facility is in only 17 prefectures of eastern Japan, and there are only 5 in a prefecture at the most.


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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.


February 2012