Radioactive tea leaves found over 1,000 km from Fukushima — 80 Bq/kg detected in Western Japan; Gov’t limit is 10 Bq/kg

Published: November 14th, 2012 at 3:00 am ET
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Source: CNIC

Title: No.005 Special Report
Source: Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center
Date: November 2012
h/t Fukushima Diary

Combined Cesium-134 and -137 in Samples of Tea Leaves

  • Saitama: 120 becquerels per kilogram (Bq / kg)
  • Kagoshima: 80 Bq/kg in
  • Shizuoka: 40 Bq/kg in

Kyodo, April 5, 2012: “The new government limit for tea [is] 10 becquerels per kilogram”

Japan Today, April 2, 2012: “New tougher standards for radioactive cesium in food and drink products went into effect in Japan on Sunday [...] For drinking water and tea leaves, it is 10 becquerels per kilogram”

About Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center: Information is central to CNIC’s purpose [...] CNIC collates and analyses this information to produce an understandable overview of the nuclear industry and the government’s policies in Japan. With these analyses CNIC tries to present a balanced view of nuclear power and helps local citizens’ groups make informed decisions about the nuclear issues that affect their lives.

Published: November 14th, 2012 at 3:00 am ET
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3 comments to Radioactive tea leaves found over 1,000 km from Fukushima — 80 Bq/kg detected in Western Japan; Gov’t limit is 10 Bq/kg

  • patb2009

    so for 18 months people have been eating what is not acceptable.

    I don't expect the government to do anything now


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  • Sickputer

    Peruvian coffee beans looking mighty good in Tokyo today. Coupled with iceberg water and you might live to see a new decade.

    Tepkill and the Diet aren't in the happy thoughts of many Japanese unless they work for them. With PM Noda's party at under 20% approval in the polls, it looks like Shinzo Abe will be returning for an encore engagement as PM and his liberal Democrat party will see if they can right the sinking ship.

    Unfortunately, there isn't much any human can do to stop the most unpopular thing in Japan. That's the alien nuclear poisons streaming out of three out-of-control buried coriums at Fukushima Daiichi. Politician lies proclaiming cold shutdown maybe has fooled 99.99% of the rest of the word, but about 100 million Japanese think the government is a lying sack of shit (Excuse my French).

    Without total containment of the fissile melted fuel and the massive spent fuel ponds, there can never be a cleanup of contaminated Japan. The fuel will spew for centuries and stories like bad tea 1300 miles west of central Japan will only get worse. Get ready for your new life as nuclear guinea pigs for the entire world.

    Madness in Japan…radiation is everywhere.


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  • Tea can wind up in many different products.

    He mentions Shizuoka at 3:00.

    Green Tea Test EnviroReporter 08/2011
    (65% above background)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FscVbHRxSb4


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