Cesium-134/137 from 89.29% of Fukushima burley and native leaf tabacco in 2012

According to JT (JAPAN TOBACCO INC.), Cs-134/137 was measured from 89.29% of Fukushima burley and native leaf tabacco (Dry) produced in 2012.

The highest reading was 110.7 Bq/Kg (Cs-134 : 36.4Bq/Kg, Cs-137 : 74.3Bq/Kg).

Also, Cs-134/137 was measured from 83.33% of Iwate burley and native leaf tabacco produced in 2012.

The highest reading was 93.3 Bq/Kg (Cs-134 : 36.8Bq/Kg, Cs-137 : 56.5Bq/Kg).

In 2011, Iwate is the largest leaf tabacco producing region in Japan. Fukushima is the third largest producing region.

JT comments they don’t purchase tabacco that they measured over 100Bq/Kg from.







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En 2012, du césium-134/137 dans 89,29 % dans les feuilles de tabac local et le Burley de Fukushima


Selon la JT (JAPAN TOBACCO INC.), du Cs 134/137 a été relevé dans 89.29% des tabacs Burley et des feuilles de tabac local (séchées) de Fukushima produits en 2012.

Le record est à 110,7 Bq/kg (Cs 134 : 36,4 Bq/kg, Cs 137 : 74,3 Bq/kg).
Le Cs 134/137 a aussi été relevé dans 83,33 % des Burley et feuilles de tabac local d’Iwate produits en 2012.
Le record est à 93,3 Bq/kg (Cs 134 : 36,8 Bq/kg, Cs 137 : 56,5 Bq/kg).
En 2011, Iwate est la plus grande région japonaise productrice de tabac. Fukushima en est la troisième.
JT déclare qu’ils n’achètent pas de tabac dans lequel on relève plus de 100 Bq/kg.


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