Forestry agency announced 8,800 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 detected from cedar pollen with 2 other data concealed

On 2/1/2016, forestry agency announced they measured 8,800 Bq/Kg from cedar pollen in Fukushima. The sampling date was 11. 2015.

Because radioactive cedar pollen spreads from Fukushima to Tokyo area, they analyze the pollen at 24 locations from 2011.

The highest reading was 8,800 Bq/Kg.

However, they did not publish the data collected at 2 of 24 locations. They comment they could not enter one of the 2 locations for some reason. They measured 25,400 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 at this location last year.

Regarding the other location, forestry agency stated no male flower was found there. They did not investigate the possible relationship between the absence of male flower and radioactive contamination. Atmospheric dose was reportedly 1.06 μSv/h at 1m from the ground.




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L’agence forestière déclare relever 8 800 Bq/kg de Cs-134/137 dans du pollen de cèdre et 2 autres infos censurées


Le 1er février 2016, l’agence forestière déclare avoir relevé 8 800 Bq/kg dans du pollen de cèdre à Fukushima. Les échantillons sont de novembre 2015.

Ils analysent le pollen de 24 sites depuis 2011 parce que le pollen radioactif de cèdre se répand depuis Fukushima jusqu’à la région de Tokyo.
Leur record est de 8 800 Bq/kg.
Toutefois, ils ne publient pas les données de 2 des 24 endroits surveillés. Ils déclarent ne pas pouvoir saisir celle d’une des deux sans en préciser la raison. Ils y avaient relevé 25 400 Bq/kg de Cs 134/137 l’an dernier. Concernant l’autre, l’agence forestière affirme ne pas y avoir trouvé de fleur mâle. Ils n’ont pas cherché s’il existe une relation entre l’absence de fleurs mâles et la contamination radioactive. La dose ambiante rapportée y est de 1,06 μSv/h à 1 m du sol.

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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.


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