Title: High radiation detected in fish off Fukushima Source: NHK Date: Aug. 21, 2012 – Updated 11:51 UTC (20:51 JST)
The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says it has detected radiation 380 times the government safety limit in a fish caught off Fukushima Prefecture.
The utility says it detected 38,000 becquerels . . . → Read More: Highest Yet: Fish 20 times more radioactive than any other caught since 3/11 — 380 times limit for cesium -NHK
Title: Japanese beef exports to US postponed Source: NHK WORLD English Date: Aug. 17, 2012
Japan has been forced to put off resuming beef exports to the United States at the last minute, due to US concerns about effects of last year’s nuclear accident.
Shipments were due to resume on Saturday starting with cattle . . . → Read More: NHK: US halts shipments of Japanese beef due to concerns of radioactive contamination from Fukushima disaster (VIDEO)
August 6, 2012 report in the Nikkei Shinbun translated by EXSKF:
Highest level of cesium detected in wild mushroom
Tochigi Prefecture announced on August 6 that 31,000 Bq/kg of radioactive cesium was detected in wild “Lactarius volemus” (tawny milkcap mushroom) harvested in Nikko City, far exceeding the national safety standard (100 Bq/kg).
According . . . → Read More: Highest Yet: 300 times over cesium limit in wild mushroom — Found far from Fukushima plant, 140 km away in Tochigi Prefecture
Kellogg’s All Brown Buran Flake Plain (Expiration Date: May 2013)
Cs-134 @ 8.95 Becquerels/kilogram (Bq/kg) Cs-137 @ 10.76 Bq/kg Total Cesium @ 19.71 Bq/kg
h/t Fukushima Diary
. . . → Read More: Radioactive cesium reported in Kellogg’s cereal from Japan — Almost 20 becquerels per kilogram (PHOTO)
Title: Dr Chris Busby: radioactivity in apartment in central Tokyo Uploaded by: drdrwoland Date: July 25, 2012
Apartment on 20th floor located 300 meters from the Tokyo Tower A gamma spectrum of the sample scraped from the filter According to the sample information at the bottom of the spectrum: Taken June 15, 2012 Collected . . . → Read More: ‘Quite Something’: Extremely radioactive sample from Tokyo air filter — 150 times more uranium than expected — “This is from Fukushima” -Busby (VIDEO)
UC Berkeley Nuclear Engineering Air Monitoring Station, July 13, 2012:
We measured a sample of sand from a yard in the Bay Area. As we have seen in the various soil measurements we have made in the Bay Area, very tiny amounts of Cs-134 and Cs-137 can be detected by our very sensitive germanium . . . → Read More: Cesium-134 and -137 detected in sand from San Francisco Bay Area yard
California Dried Prunes Produced in 2011 Tested July 2012
Cesium 134 @ 0.08 Bq/kg Cesium 137 @ 0.11 Bq/kg Total Cesium @ 0.19 Bq/kg
California Raw Almonds Produced in 2011 Tested July 2012
Cesium 134 @ 0.07 Bq/kgCesium 137 @ 0.10 Bq/kgTotal Cesium @ 0.17 Bq/kg“Cesium 134 [...] is a signature, it is a . . . → Read More: California prunes and almonds have detectable levels of cesium-134 — A fingerprint for radiation from Fukushima Daiichi
Interview with Arnie Gundersen EcoReview June 26, 2012
At 7:40 in
Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Associates: The last thing is is the contamination throughout Japan.
On the ground we’re finding house contamination in the form of household dust at extraordinarily high levels.
People are sending us their vacuum cleaner bags from Fukushima Prefecture, as far . . . → Read More: “Extraordinarily high levels” of radioactivity detected in household dust — 100 km from Fukushima Daiichi we’re finding tens of thousands of Bq/kg in vacuum bags (VIDEO)
Follow-up to: Source: “Real” mystery black substance NOT yet measured — Possibly 20,000,000 Bq/kg of cesium — Many times more radioactive than local official’s sample — “It is too dangerous and must be analyzed by public institutions” (PHOTOS)
Minamisoma city councilor Koichi Oyama reports that 10,000,000 Bq/kg of cesium was detected in a soil sample form the area.
Screenshot of Google Translation
h/t Fukushima Diary
Washington fish tested for tsunami-related radiation KING 5 News GLENN FARLEY May 7, 2012
Do salmon and steelhead returning to Washington rivers come with a dose of radiation from Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant? Washington State Department of Health officials don’t think so, but they’re testing fish anyway. [...]
“We’re planning on collecting . . . → Read More: TV: “Could it really happen?” State of Washington testing CLAMS for Fukushima radiation — Salmon and steelhead also — Will continue “until public concern abates” (VIDEO)
Press Release: Vital Choice Pacific Seafood Passes Radiation Tests Vital Choice Wild Seafood & Organics, the leading source for fast home delivery of the world’s finest wild seafood from Alaska and the North Pacific May 02, 2012 Emphasis Added
After the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Fukushima last March, the team at Vital . . . → Read More: U.S. Seafood Provider Testing for Fukushima Contamination: “Growing concern for potential radiation affecting the nation’s seafood” — ‘Trace’ amounts may have been present in ‘rare’ cases
Title: 119 of 132 people positive from sampling survey of radioactive substances in urine in Iwate Source: Fukushima Diary Date: Apr. 29, 2012
Iwate prefecture conducted sampling survey of radioactive substances in urine in Ichinoseki city and Oshu city.
The result published on 3/2/2012 shows cesium was measured from 119 of 132 . . . → Read More: Japan Physicians Demand Answers: 90% of urine samples contaminated with cesium in city 200km from Fukushima
Title: Answers to Corium and Radon Source: antiprotons (Computer Scientist) Date: Apr 25, 2012
At 1:00 in
The question is can corium cause an increase in Radon-222?
The reality is, right there [Japan], maybe — Over here in America, probably not.
See also: Tokyo Suburb: Children playing on dirt with “huge amounts of radioactivity” — Includes alpha particles — Cesium levels so high it prevented identification of other isotopes (VIDEO)
Title: UCB Milk Sampling Results Source: UCBDepartment of Nuclear Engineering Date: April 9, 2012
4/9/2012 (5:45pm): Three recent milk test results have been posted on the milk sample page with “best by” dates of 3/12, 4/9, and 4/16. Very low levels of Cs-134 and Cs-137 were detected in the samples — the amounts are . . . → Read More: San Francisco Bay Area milk sample has highest amount of Cesium-137 since last June — Almost double EPA’s maximum contaminant level
Title: Highest level of radioactive cesium to date found in freshwater fish in Fukushima villageSource: Mainichi Daily NewsDate: March 30, 2012 Highest level of radioactive cesium to date found in freshwater fish in Fukushima village
Radioactive cesium far exceeding the allowable limit and way higher than previously detected contamination levels in fish has been . . . → Read More: Mainichi: Highest radiation level yet — 37 times gov’t limit detected in river trout caught 40km from meltdowns
Title: Additional nuclide analysis results of ocean soil Source: Tepco Date: March 26, 2012
See location 20
Cs-134 @ 620 Bq/kg Cs-137 @ 840 Bq/kg
Survey Result Map on Nuclide Analysis of Ocean Soil within 20 km Radius Area from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
Read the report . . . → Read More: New Tepco Survey: Most contaminated location is near Fukushima Daini, not Daiichi (MAP)
Title: Tokyo Soil Samples Would Be Considered Nuclear Waste In The US Source: Fairewinds Associates Date: March 25, 2012
Transcript Excerpts with Emphasis Added
Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Chief Nuclear Engineer: [...] Couple of weeks ago though, I was in Tokyo and when I was in Tokyo, I took some samples. Now, I did . . . → Read More: Gundersen’s Latest: Think about ramifications for Tokyo… How would you like kneeling in radioactive waste to pick flowers? Cobalt-60 in majority of samples, up to 1,481 Bq/kg (VIDEO & CHART)
Title: Cesium found in plankton 600 km awaySource: The Yomiuri ShimbunDate: Mar. 18, 2012 Radioactive cesium believed to have been released during the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has been found in plankton about 600 kilometers east of the facility, according to a Japan-U.S. joint research team. [...]
The findings . . . → Read More: Yomiuri: Cesium-134 detected in plankton 600km from Fukushima just 3 months after meltdowns — Scientists say necessary to look at bioaccumulation
Title: I-131 and Cs levels Up to 54,100 Bq/kg in open field produce 100 km from Fukushima Source: Enformable Date: Feb 15, 2012
Press release, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Japan March 20, 2011 Results of Radioactivity Measurements of Foods (Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident)
Measurements of radioactivity in foods were performed by . . . → Read More: New docs show iodine-131 contamination was 350% of highest amount reported: 54,100 Bq/kg in spinach 100 km from Fukushima (FOIA)
Title: 1.37 Million Bq/kg Radioactive Cesium in Earthworm Castings in Fukushima Source: EX-SKF Date: Feb 7, 2012
[...] Professor Mori found over 1.37 million becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium in excrement of earthworms he picked up in Watari District of Fukushima City, where radioactive cesium exceeding the national provisional safety standard (500 becquerels/kg) has been . . . → Read More: Tokyo Professor: Every organism in Fukushima Prefecture is contaminated with radiation — 1,373,000 Bq/kg detected in worm feces 60 km from meltdowns
Title: UCB Milk Sampling Results Source: UCB Department of Nuclear Engineering Date: Feb 6, 2012
2/6/2012 (2:31pm): A new milk sample has been measured, this one with a best-by date of 2/16/2012. The results are posted to the milk sample page. Low levels of both Cs-134 and Cs-137 were still detected in the sample.
. . . → Read More: Highest level of radioactive cesium in San Francisco-area milk since September 2011 — Now at 150% of EPA’s maximum contaminant limit (CHART)
Title: Scientists say contamination of ocean fish minimal so far Source: Japan Times Online Author: IZUHO AOKI Date: Feb. 4, 2012
The massive radioactive fallout from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has sparked fear in seafood lovers and commercial fishermen both at home and abroad, and some worry the contamination could pass through . . . → Read More: Japan Times: “There could be hot spots under the sea” says Tokyo prof. — “No telling when contamination levels will peak” — 1/3 of fish caught in Gunma lake over max. cesium limit