Belgium finds Cesium-137 radiation above legal limits on container from Japan

Published: May 5th, 2011 at 7:48 am ET


Belgium finds radiation on containers from Japan, China Daily, May 5, 2011:

Belgium’s radiation safety regulator has discovered radiation levels surpassing European Union limits on a shipping container from Japan, the agency said on Wednesday.

The agency is decontaminating the container after it found radiation from Cesium-137 being emitted at a level of 0.5 microsieverts per hour in two rust spots.

This exceeds a limit of 0.2 microsieverts per hour suggested by European officials. […]

Published: May 5th, 2011 at 7:48 am ET


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8 comments to Belgium finds Cesium-137 radiation above legal limits on container from Japan

  • radegan

    Is that an item on the CarFax? Radioactive rust spots? Pretty small amount but still two and a half times the limit they set, and I’ll bet that limit was set very recently.

  • xdrfox

    I really wonder if there will be any reports such as this in the US, or will they be censored ?
    If it does show up, shouldn’t HASMAT crews be brought out ???

    • mothra

      They’d have to test, but they aren’t.

      • xdrfox

        HASMAT crews be brought out would bring attention and fear to all seeing, people would know there is great reason to worry, they saw the suit men in Ca. checking the water plant hit the WEB, and the response, No you won’t see no men walking around in HASSMAT suits for the fear and exposed lies it would reveal of our leadership !

        • mothra

          In other words: just ship that hot mess anywhere, don’t look for it, shut up and eat it?

          To which I reply: No. I will fight you.

  • Northern Exposure

    Those darn little stubborn isotopes… they cling to everything, don’t they ?

  • Novamind

    Would someone with a geigercounter check the air filter in a car and post results, maybe place a new airfilter in vehicle and test daily and record drive time use per day? I would but no geiger as of yet…HMmm.