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Food contamination

54 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 measured from Shiitake mushroom in Osaka

According to Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, 54 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 was measured from Shiitake mushroom produced in Osaka. It was not distributed officially. Sampling date : 6/6/2013. Cs-134


Radiation level spiked from 57.1 μSv/h to 90 μSv/h within 3 months in an elementary school of Fukushima city

A citizen’s volunteer group reported they measured 90 μSv/h in an elementary school of Fukushima city. The location is beside the entrance. Measurement was conducted this June. Back in March,


JP Gov to join Hague Convention by the end of this year, “Children to be taken back to Japan”

Japanese government plans to join Hague Convention (Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [Wikipedia]) by the end of 2013. Plenary session of House of Councilors unanimously

Contaminated water crisis

Radiation level increasing in leakage detector hole of “nearly empty” reservoir No.1

On 6/10/2013, Fukushima Diary reported “Tepco completed transferring contaminated water but still all β nuclide detected outside of the reservoirs [URL]” The radiation level (all β) of one of the


Sweetfish to spawn significantly decreased in two major rivers of Kanto area

According to Japan Water Agency Tone river, the number of sweetfish to swim up Tone river and Arakawa river significantly decreased in 2013. Tone river has the largest basin in

Effects to be confirmed

Rubella cases spiked up 35 times much in Osaka within 3 months

On 3/6/2013, Fukushima Diary reported “Rubella case explosively spiking up “acceleratingly increasing since April 2011″ [URL]” 3 months have passed, Rubella is still spreading in Japan. On 6/5/2013 the cumulative