Japan gov’t “alarmed” by high levels of radioactive cesium detected outside of Tokyo in tea leaves picked May 15

Published: May 17th, 2011 at 10:08 am ET


Radioactive substance detected in green tea leaves in Ibaraki towns, Mainichi, May 17, 2011:

[…] The government said radioactive cesium of 894 becquerels per kilogram was detected in green tea leaves picked May 15 in Sakai and that of 570 becquerels per kilogram in Daigo in green tea leaves picked May 14, compared with the official interim limit of 500 becquerels per kilogram. […]

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, alarmed by the high levels of the radioactive substance in tea leaves, ordered Tokyo and 13 prefectures in northeastern and eastern Japan to check steam dried green tea known as “Aracha.”

Sakai is less than 30 miles from Tokyo.

Published: May 17th, 2011 at 10:08 am ET


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13 comments to Japan gov’t “alarmed” by high levels of radioactive cesium detected outside of Tokyo in tea leaves picked May 15

  • SteveMT

    When will the Japanese People start “reading” these tea leaves and see the hand-writing on the wall? They should start demanding definitive action for their own safety.

  • norral

    alarmed, why because their lying fraud is starting to fall apart. no need to be alarmed all liars will fry in hell toasted on roasted on a pile of uncooled fuel rods for all eternity

    • charlie

      norall, unfortunately that wishful thinking is delusional.
      We are here and now, and WE and our children are the ones slowly being radioactively burned by those uncooled fuel rods.

  • Darth

    How many five hour airplane flights would it take to equal consuming one cup of tea?

    This is a “final exit” exam question.

    Any nerds out there?

  • Cindy

    Wait til they test for plutonium in the soil where the Tea leaves were grown, and find high levels.. what then ?

    The 3# fuel storage pool was blown to smitherines and the fuel rods disolved into powder, it must have drifted over a vast area …

    Only more comprehensive testing will tell…

    Japanese officials will continue to be shocked, as they may actually believe the information they are putting out ..(until proven otherwise)

    Easy to convince yourself things aren’t as bad as they really are …

    • Anthony

      I guess the government was “shocked“ because the government had missed labeling the tea leaves as containing radiation which may be harmful to health. Oh yes, but its okay because the government forgot then government didn’t do any testing leading to the label warnings. Please pass the sugar.

  • Darth

    Summer weather is setting up in Japan. This means the winds will tend to be towards the inland and not towards the sea and California.

    To track the distribution of fallout from FUKU keep the following link in a browser tab and refresh it each day to see the latest dispersion forecast. To view an animated version click on the “video” link at the bottom of the page.


  • Dr.Stranglelove

    But not alarmed enough to go into serious action.

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