45 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 detected from farm soil in Chiba prefecture

A citizen’s radiation measurement station named “Fujimi-ru” reported they measured 44.7 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 from farm soil. The sample was collected in Kimitsu city of Chiba prefecture (0 ~ 10cm deep). Sampling date was this November.

Cs-134 density was 15.8 Bq/Kg, Cs-137 density was 42.8 Bq/Kg.

The analyst comments the reading did not significantly change from last year to suggest the decreasing rate is very slow.


All kinds of the agricultural products are allowed to be shipped from this city partially except only Shiitake mushroom.







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45 Bq/kg de Cs-134/137 dans le sol d’une ferme de la préfecture de Chiba


La station privée de surveillance de la radioactivité “Fujimi-ru” rapporte avoir relevé 44,7 Bq/kg de Cs-134/137 dans le sol d’une ferme. L’échantillon a été pris dans la commune de Kimitsu de la préfecture de Chiba (de 0 à 10 cm d’épaisseur). Il a été ramassé en novembre dernier.

La radioactivité en Cs-134 est de 15,8 Bq/kg, celle du Cs-137 de 42,8 Bq/kg.
L’analyste déclare que les lectures n’ont pas significativement changé depuis l’an dernier ce qui suggère que la diminution est très lente.

Cette commune a l’autorisation d’expédier tous ses produits agricoles, les champignons Shiitake mis à part.


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December 2015