Cesium from 60% of fishery products in Fukushima

From the radiation measurement test of Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare on 8/1/2012,

cesium134/137 was measured from 60% of the fishery products. (80 of 132 products.)

Cesium from 60% of fishery products in Fukushima

They are not distributed to the markets supposedly.

15% of them exceeded even Japanese safety limit of 100 Bq/kg.

The highest reading was 640 Bq/Kg from common skete, fished offshore Iwaki city.


Sample taken : 7/30/2012

Cs134 : 243 Bq/Kg

Cs137 : 398 Bq/Kg


According to Ordinance of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry No.112 [Link], radioactive material to contain more than 100 Bq/kg of Cs-134/137 must be properly stocked to not to cause public radiation hazard.

When you see this 398 Bq/Kg of Cs-137, the contamination level of this product is almost 3 times higher than the safety limit. This is fishery nuclear waste.

Cesium from 75% of fishery products in Fukushima


(cf. [Sea contamination] Cesium in Pacific cod is increasing offshore Hokkaido [Link])





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