217 Bq/Kg from cigarette

JT, JAPAN TOBACCO INC. is going to apply the Japanese safety limit of vegetables, which are 500Bq/kg for cesium 134 + 137, and 2000Bq/Kg for Iodine 131.

Though they don’t purchase from Fukushima because they didn’t produce in 2011, JT purchases tabacco from Ibaraki, Tochigi, Chiba and Shizuoka.

They finished radiation measurement last September, the highest reading was 217 Bq/Kg (cesium 134 + 137).

Other nuclides are not tested.

217 Bq/Kg from cigarette

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217 Bq/Kg from cigarette





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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.


March 2012