Cesium concentration reached mountains of Nagano


Japan is small. Fukushima fall out has reached most secluded areas far from Tokyo.
Even if you feel like it is far, it’s not far for radiation at all.

In Nagano prefecture, they measured 350 Bq/Kg of cesium from a wild mushroom.

On 8/24/2012, Sakuma city government announced they measured 350 Bq/Kg of cesium from a wild mushroom beside Asamayama.
It’s about 256 km from Fukushima plant.

Cesium concentration reached in the mountains of Nagano

According to the city government, a male citizen took 3 ~ 4 kinds of mushroom on 8/22/2012. They measured cesium from the sample by a simple equipment on 8/23, and brought it to Toshin Kogai laboratory in Ueda city to verify the radiation level.



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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.