Thursday, October 13, 2011

Radiation in Fukushima Produce, October 13, 2011

Now that the rice from Fukushima is set to be sold all over Japan, let's check what else is going out from that prefecture these days that is radioactive.

From Fukushima Prefecture's daily monitoring (i.e. sampling) results on October 13, 2011:

Only iodine-131, cesium-134, cesium-137 are measured, as usual, and the Japanese only cares about the total cesium density (provisional safety limit of 500 becquerels/kg). Radiation detected was all radioactive cesium.

Apple (Fukushima City): 13 to 37 becquerels/kg
Persimmon (Fukushima City): 25 to 124 becquerels/kg
Persimmon (Iwaki City): 31 becqerels/kg
Persimmon (Minami Soma City): 59 to 135 becquerels/kg
Kiwi (Minami Soma City): 220 becquerels/kg
Kiwi (Kunimi-machi): 270 becquerels/kg
Citron (Date City): 860 becquerels/kg
Citron (Koori-machi): 720 becquerels/kg
Pomegranate (Motomiya City): 148 becquerels/kg
Gingko nut (Yukawa-mura): 22 becquerels/kg

Lotus root (Shirakawa City): 73 becquerels/kg
Beef (Minami Soma City): 32 to 97 becquerels/kg

Everything but citrons from these to locations are good to sell.


Sebaschan said...

I did a bit of research and learned that in Germany the provisorial safty limit for grown ups is usually 600 becquerell/kg. Thats even Higher than Japan. Furthermore in case of an accident the gov. is able to rise it up to 1000 becquerell/kg just in case.
At the moment no food product is nowhere near that, but if it would be only 5% of those 600 bec/kg it would mean 7700 deaths more each year. 100% would mean 150000 deaths more / year.

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