‘First Time’: Radioactive rice with more than double gov’t cesium limit found outside Fukushima Prefecture

Published: January 10th, 2013 at 3:02 pm ET


Title: Above-Limit Cesium Found in Rice in Miyagi Pref.
Source: Jiji Press
Date: Jan. 10
h/t Enformable

The Miyagi prefectural government said Thursday that radioactive cesium exceeding a new state-set limit has been found in rice produced last year by a farm in the city of Kurihara […]

The rice contained up to 240 becquerels of cesium per kilogram, against the 100-becquerel limit set by the central government, officials of the prefecture said.

It is the first time that radioactive cesium above the limit has been detected in rice grown outside Fukushima Prefecture […] according to the officials. […]


Published: January 10th, 2013 at 3:02 pm ET


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23 comments to ‘First Time’: Radioactive rice with more than double gov’t cesium limit found outside Fukushima Prefecture

  • bwoodfield bwoodfield

    Bio-magnification at work.

    Surprised they didn't just ship it to the US.

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      It'll be going to schoolkids somewhere. It might as well come to the US. No testing per Clinton's treaty and all . . .

    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

      whose to say it wasn't shipped to the US?-there's already been mention of Japan's 14% increase in exports-didn't say "what" was increasingly exported but in a separate query a few weeks back I noted 29% increase in South American agricultural products to Japan that I doubt was included in the kids school-lunches contents!(?) If I could somehow get to one of the more stable and desirable countries that have remained clean or at least when compared to what we're getting doucged with courtesy of Japanese incompetence,incineration and perhaps even intentional "payback" for nuking Hiroshima & Nagasaki and then pushing the bogus power generating technology on them in the first place not to mention G.E.'s flawed & failed designs & equipment that are conveniently perched on the eastern coast of Japan where releases into the air are almost always blown out to sea in the direction of the USA and ocean currents have been shown by researchers to not only be carried to the waters off the coastal US states is predicted to be more heavily contaminated by 2015 than the waters off the coast of Japan near the release point!!(?) These reasons cited ALONE are just cause to scrap NPP's and earmark as much of the GNP as it'd take towards shutting them ALL down & shifting/focusing research to methods & technology capable of producing visible results regarding decontamination/agricultural land & natural resources remediation efforts!It's clear TPTB have a "different" agenda though! 🙁

  • Holland Holland

    I believe not long from now Fukushima food will be shipped worldwide.

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      Only a few countries are testing. Russia, South Korea, Turkey, I think that's about it.


    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

      It never has stopped being shipped from Japan and in fact has increased while they import the same food products back from other places!(but NOT California-too radioactive for Japanese consumption/standards!!?) This whole world is so bass-ackwards that (nearly)no one even notices the changes & disparity in imports/exports-which also contradicts their assertions that "everything is A-OK"!!(?) "Blending" of products imported from contaminated regions is nothing new-just look at who is the biggest US importer of tobacco that was grown to remove Chernobyl contaminants from the "hot" zones in Kazakhstan is?="Phillip Morris"!! Got REALLY GREAT deals on high-demand consumable products that happen to be too contaminated for human consumption??~There is an opportunity to buy low,"sit on it" for awhile to let the radiological content decay a bit & then "blend" it with the good stuff and increase profits thanks to the disasters impact on prices,lax govt. so-called "protective" agencies complicity and "Voila"-more dirty money to spread around amongst the criminals who caused it & now stand to profit as well!!??!!
      With the promise of enhanced riches via "quantity" vs. "quality"~WE are the only ones who "lose" when we eat their funky sh_t,get sick & die!!!
      Nope,the FDA does not get left off my sh_tlist,neither does the EPA,NRC,IAEA,WHO,-none of their guilty leadership names & faces would be omitted from the "WANTED" deck of playing cards I'D conceive,manufacture…

      • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

        cont'd~and distribute FREE of charge!! I hope to live long enuff to see the worst of their lot PAY!!!… 🙁

        • or-well

          Graphic artists – pay attention!
          A "most wanted" deck of cards featuring nuke village "players"
          Another deck for big oil
          Another for the biotech/pharma/agri complex
          No shortage of possibilities

  • That's very bad. From what I've read, Corn, Rice, Cucumbers & Tomatoes absorb the least radiation.
    Alfalfa, Lettuce, Spinach will be 30× these readings..

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      GMO corn causes cancer. What happens when the GMO strains are further genetically modified through nuclear radiation?

      Good times. Pass the tortillas around, kids.

  • nohobear nohobear

    Simple solution. Raise the government limit AGAIN. Problem solved.

  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    Dorothy Grey Salon Cold Creme removes radiation!


    Why wasn't this distributed after 3/11?!?

  • vital1 vital1

    "The Food Lab", has an up to date database of the latest and past, post Fukushima nuclear disaster International reports of radioactive food and water contamination.

    Previous and present reports from a number of different web sites, including enenews, are collected and listed there. This project was set up so people could keep track of all the contaminated food reports coming in from different sources. This resource can help you and your family stay healthy.

    Use it to show people this physical evidence, on how serious and widespread the damage caused by Fukushima Nuclear disaster is.


    If you know of a report that is not on the list please leave a comment.

    Also, here is a free DIY Food testing lab setup Guide for those who are interested.


    • vital1 vital1

      I would encourage people to copy the lists and links onto their computers for future reference.

      • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

        @vital1;THANKS!! Good suggestion!

      • vital1 vital1

        If there is any detected Cesium in food I suggest you avoid it. The Nuclear
        industry tries to fool people by comparing K40 to other man made isotopes, with the inference that you already have radioactivity inside you. There is a huge difference between the radioactivity of these substances

        I hope the info below makes the facts clearer.

        Cs-137 half life: 30 years radioactivity in Curies: 88 per gram

        Ba-137m Half Life 2.6 min 540 million Ba-137m per gram is the decay daughter of Cesium 137

        Potassium 40 (K40) Half life 1.3 billion years. Natural abundance: 0.012% of
        all potassium is K40.

        Radioactivity in Curies: 0.0000071 curies per gram.

        Cesium-137 is 51,764,705 times more active per gram than Potassium K40

        Cs-134 half life: 2.1 yr radioactivity in curies 1,300 per gram is even more
        radioactive than Ce-137

  • vital1 vital1

    Potassium Chloride is in all living things, 0.012% of the Potassium in Potassium Chloride is radioactive K40.

  • buzzz buzzz

    Reading the article (http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2013011000693) I'm impressed by the extraodinary and far reaching steps the Japanese government has undertaken to protect consumers: "The prefectural government has asked nearby rice farms not to ship their produce."

  • amateur de nihon cha

    @ time is short
    I understand you're angry, I am too, but facts are important.
    I don't know exactly what's happening in the US (who does BTW) but the French customs sized a whole gargo of Japanese green tea – which I used to be very fond of, hence my pseudo, but do not drink any longer – that was from the first crop after Fuku disaster, in the spring of 2011.
    Nothing since to make them think they could be less cautious.
    We've taken some lessons from Tchernobyl, at least.

  • Japan already shipped rice and fish to Senagal, and rice twice to Burkina Faso!!! It was the sheepest rice ever sold on the market!!! No one checked if it was safe!!! If we look at the japanese government, it look like they are not even knowing better than us in africa, about how deeply they are indangering all of us!!! our governments will trust Japan blindly just because it is a superpower!!! all attempt to warn them will end up into the garbage can.
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  • In Burkina Faso, the rice was distributed by the consumers' league!!! Could yo believe that? the ones that were supposed to protect us are the ones to press on the gun!! Fukushima will show us the darkest face of our humanity. That is my conclusion.

    • Anthony Anthony

      World problem.

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      A. Because.

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      A. Because I said so.

      A. No more questions.

      A. No comment.

      Q. Help me?