40,000 Bq/Kg of cesium was measured from the surface of peach tree in Date shi Fukushima.
This fruit farmer cut half of his trees to make room for radioactive waste produced from decontamination. However, because he had 40,000 Bq/Kg of cesium measured from the rest of the trees, he gave up growing.
The safety limit is going to be 100 Bq/Kg after April. However, they measured 80~90 Bq/Kg from peach last autumn, which is near the safety limit.
Fruit trees in Date city Fukushima had the surfaces peeled by the high-pressure water for decontamination. Source
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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.