1,568,000 Bq/Kg of cesium from bagworm in Fukushima

Extremely high level of cesium was measured from bagworms in Fukushima on 7/19/2012.
Bagworms gather dead leaves and branches for their cover.

Sample : 3 bagworms
Cs-134 : 740,000 Bq/Kg
Cs-137: 828,000 Bq/Kg
Cs-134/137 : 1,568,000
Location : Naganuma area Iidate mura Fukushima (Evacuation zone)



Français :

1 568 000 Bq/kg de césium dans des mites de Fukushima

Un niveau de césium extrêmement élevé a été relevé sur des mites de Fukushima le 19 juillet 2012.
Les mites ramassent des bouts de feuilles et des brindilles pour s’en couvrir le corps.

Échantillon : 3 mites
Cs-134 : 740 000 Bq/kg
Cs-137: 828 000 Bq/kg
Cs-134/137 : 1 568 000
Lieu : quartier Naganuma dans Iidate mura de Fukushima (zone évacuée)


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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.


December 2012