“Nowhere is safe”: Cesium levels in Yokohama mushrooms reached almost 3,000 Bq/kg — Already eaten by hundreds of children under 12 — 250km from meltdowns

Published: November 4th, 2011 at 3:21 pm ET


SOURCE: sponichi

Nov. 4 — “In Totsuka, Maioka park, Yokohama, which is about 250km away from Fukushima (7km away from my home), they announced that the chinese mushroom harvested in late March had 2,770 Bq/kg of cesium,” reports Mochizuki, “Nowhere is safe.”

The mushrooms “were already served to 794 volunteer park keepers who ate it,” according to the report, “258 of them were younger than 12 years old.”

955 Bq/kg of cesium was detected in mushrooms picked in the area during mid-October.

SOURCE: http://www.sponichi.co.jp/society/news/2011/11/04/kiji/K20111104001961520.html

Published: November 4th, 2011 at 3:21 pm ET


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26 comments to “Nowhere is safe”: Cesium levels in Yokohama mushrooms reached almost 3,000 Bq/kg — Already eaten by hundreds of children under 12 — 250km from meltdowns

  • Sakurajima Volcano

    …Soon the world will see millions of Japanes citizens jumping into the Sakurajima Volcano Caldren because normal life on Japan is at an end…death is inevitable.

    I kid you not friends.

    Where can they go…it is a lose lose scenario.

    red red wine

  • oscar419

    what a horrible and ghastly thing to expose anyone to, especially children.

  • Dr. McCoy

    Get the kids out of that irradiated hell hole now!

    This really has gone on long enough don’t you think?

    Who is going to step up?

  • Tanuki San

    Mushrooms should be tested throughout Japan to see how far the contamination has spread. It sounds like these mushrooms were grown outdoors because it mentions park volunteers.

    • Human0815

      Mushroom are really funny, they love Radiation a lot and even the Greenhouse Fungi are saturated it by Nuclear Products!

      There are already a few Articles about this Topic,
      just look for it:
      “shitake radiation japan”

  • Grampybone Grampybone

    That’s not going to go well for those kids. The exposure level is quite high for a child to intake. their heart muscles will be shredded by the concentration levels. They can’t keep eating levels of cesium at this level for a prolonged period of time without MASSIVE risk of death.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOH_mioL3TU&feature=related


    The second one is Evidence of common sense being muddied through the ages!

    God Bless

  • sworldpeas

    If this is how the “smartest” people that live in the most advanced country in the world are treated during a nuclear meltdown then the rest of us are totally and completely F-D!!! Japan should be setting the example of what to do, instead they are a bunch of TOOLS eating the radiation.

    • Misitu

      Not smartest, not advanced, just hard working and focused, well, up to earlier this year, that is.

    • Bobby1

      “Japan should be setting the example of what to do, instead they are a bunch of TOOLS eating the radiation.”

      Americans are tools too.

      • RAH

        Americans are sheep.

        • Sickputer

          It’s a global term…I doubt you have offended any Americans on this list…the sheeple bipeds rarely stray from Facebook and Foxnews. *;-)

        • Terranigma1 Terranigma1

          Or lambs, the “surface people” from Xenogears. Where are Fei Fong Wong, Elly, Bart, and Billy when you need them?!

        • Terranigma1 Terranigma1

          For the sheeple:

          “Western “civilization” is totally corrupted by American money. There is no integrity anywhere. For a decade Washington has been murdering women, children, village elders, and journalists in the name of the hoax “war on terror.”

          “What terror does the world actually see? The world sees the terror that Israel, protected by Washington, inflicts on the Palestinians. The world sees the terror that the US inflicts on Serbia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, Latin America and now Africa, with Syria, Lebanon, and Iran waiting in the wings. The “war on terror” is nothing but an orchestrated invented excuse for Amerika-Israel to achieve hegemony while enriching their armaments industries.”


          And those armaments industries? Nuclear.

  • Cindy

    The Japanese Gov. stated that they were going to change the laws on the allowed radioactive stuff in the food, to 100 becquerels per kilogram, because it was only safe to eat 500 becquerels of cesium for 1 year, this is why they were going to reduce the amounts allowed..

    The people who ingested those muchrooms , probably will have health effects from that high of a dosage, as one must expect , this was not the only contaminated food they had taken in….

  • thelili

    Rah honey did you forget your meds today or are you spouting random verse?

  • Get the kids out?

    …guys, it is toooooooooooo late.

    The day the tsunami hit was the beginning of the end….for our planet.

    It is tooooooo f*king late to save you and I, let alone any Japanese citizens.

    Nuking Hiroshima and Nagasaki goes around and comes around.

    end of story

    Party like its 1999

    …Ok, who wants to meet me for a little nookie?

    I still have my hair….Here in Vancouver the radiation has worked into my scalp yet.

    red red wine

  • Stephengn

    The five stages of grief – I believe nations go through them as well as individuals

    Denial – Japan’s current stage. It will last another year at most… I hope.

    Anger – I don’t know when, but this stage will come. And it won’t be pretty. No more peaceful, oh so Japanese demonstrations – real, widespread violence in the streets

    Bargaining – Japan will finally begin to plead for help. They should be asking now and the nations of the world (who should NOT see themselves as unaffected by this) should be offering now

    Depression – I don’t even want to go here on a national level. A great nation in wrenching pain

    Acceptance – What percentage of Japan will be left at this final stage? It will only be at this stage when the Japanese people will finally be ready to evacuate their island nation for good

    Our brothers and sisters in Japan are going through a living hell. I’m wondering when the world will catch on to this. My guess is stage three

    • staycalm

      Historically, Japanese people have a very different viewpoint of dealing with things than the “standard” westernised view. So radically different, and with a history that is so conservative and which values adherence to tradition, it is very difficult to see things from the same viewpoint. I agree they should be doing things, but when there’s face to be saved (mainly, unfortunately, that of the Government/Tepco whatever) then that will come long before any pleading for anything.

      As to the acceptance stage, as has been said here before, who is going to show altruism homing a population of “radiation-affected-persons”?

  • thelili

    @Stephengn I think Japans denial will end with the first Spring rains. If they don’t endure hot snow first.

    It’s going to be intense watching America get angry. We freak out over lifestyle loss like no other country in the world.

  • arclight arclight

    top marks steven a conversation about the sociological impacts of the disaster and the psychological effects on the population both as individuals and as a group! which begs the question

    where are these emenant psychological and sociological proffesors when the phycisist/doublespeak psychologist media personalities are spouting spurious theories regrding this very issue????…. makes you think doesnt it?
    if i was a suspicious mind i would connect the psychology field with the nuclear field via the (psycho torture) military who have “psychologist torturers” and nuclear stuff… but it might be a bit tenuous and i dont want admin in guantonimo for “re-education, i like him/her where he/she is with existing education!! 🙂 err back to the conversation..ahem!

    “Bargaining – Japan will finally begin to plead for help. They should be asking now and the nations of the world (who should NOT see themselves as unaffected by this) should be offering now”

    i would say that the international agency that is in charge is the IAEA and the “nations of the world” that japan is likely to ask (in the above hypthesis) are all the nations that are a part of … the IAEA. ??? see the problem there? moving swiftly on…

    anger (there are many ways to express this and i have seen quite a few variations of this over the last 5 months) as a group i think overspilling anger to the point of revolution is not likely with some of the most spiritual and humanely focused people you are ever likely to meet…once these people get a political foothold with local action groups co-ordinated and supporting media the IAEA/corporate influence in japan will diminish…and be put in its place! personally the iaea should be shut down and replaced

    depression (all too much of that, for some reason the japanese farmers come to mind here… all the hardship and pain they must be suffering so i could add despair to your list too unfortunately!)…

    my prayers go to all in…

  • What kind of mushrooms was it , all are different collectors on CS137.

    Bavarian Maronen (sorry cannot resist posting again this link):


    Test in Toronto but ok: