JP Gov is too slow to govern

Following up this article ..39,960 Bq/Kg from ash in Okinawa Pizza shop

On 2/10/2012, Foresty agency commanded local governments and organizations in food industry not to use ash to remove dirt , made form firewood and coal from 17 prefectures of eastern Japan.
It is because they measured cesium from ash used for a Soba shop in Okinawa. This new restriction contradicts themselves to assert it was not a dangerous level at all.

However, they still allow them to use firewood if it’s kept inside.

Currently, the safety limit of firewood is 40 Bq/Kg, the one of coal is 280 Bq/Kg but there is no safety limit for ash from firewood and coal. Foresty agent talks, they couldn’t expect them to use ash from contaminated firewood and coal.


灰を食品に使わないで 放射性セシウムで林野庁
2012.2.10 22:05



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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.


February 2012