Cesium measured from 60 % of compost in Fukushima but 86 % of them were shipped for sale

According to Fukushima prefectural government, they measured cesium (>50 Bq/Kg) from 83 of 140 (59.3%) samples of compost in Fukushima.
However, because the safety limit is 400 Bq/Kg, 71 of those 83 (85.5%) were already shipped for sale.
It is presumed that cesium is accumulated in agricultural products.
The test was conducted from 12/17 to 12/20/2012.




Français :

Du césium a été relevé dans 60 % des composts de Fukushima mais 86 % d’entre eux ont quand même été expédiés pour être vendus

Selon la préfecture de Fukushima, ils ont relevé du césium (>50 Bq/kg) dans 83 de 140 (59,3 %) échantillons de compost de Fukushima.
Toutefois, parce que la limite de sécurité est de 400 Bq/kg, 71 de ces 83 (85,5%) sont déjà partis pour être vendus.
On peut supposer que ce cesium va s’accumuler dans les produits agricoles.
Ce contrôle a été mené entre le 17 et le 20 décembre 2012.


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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