Video: Radioactivity of 14,600 Bq/m2 in rice paddy soil far from Fukushima plant — Crop to be sold in Japan this year

Published: October 10th, 2012 at 6:59 am ET


Title: The Fact of shock!! Made in Fukushima that dangerous rice
Source: 148production
Date: Oct 10,2012

The Fact of shock!! Made in Fukushima that dangerous rice.

Motomiya City, Fukushima Prefecture [~58km from Fukushima Daiichi].

We are to announce that made a dangerous rice in Fukushima.


Made in this rice paddy rice will be distributed in Japan this year.

Published: October 10th, 2012 at 6:59 am ET


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7 comments to Video: Radioactivity of 14,600 Bq/m2 in rice paddy soil far from Fukushima plant — Crop to be sold in Japan this year

  • dosdos dosdos

    And the government still insists that less than 1% of all food sold contains any trace of radiation.

  • PavewayIII PavewayIII

    Rough approximations for comparison:

    This article 148productions figures (using 1.5g/cm soil density):
    21,700 Bq/m^2 for all gamma (assume that cesium is largest component)

    Nov 2011 UCB highest soil measurement in 'various parts of California':
    Cesium – 2.73 Bq/Kg or about 41 Bq/m^2 (using 1.5g/cm for 1m soil 1cm deep)

    Marco Kaltofen same article highest reading in "U.S. soils":
    Cesium – 8,000 Bq/Kg or about 95,000 Bq/m^2 (same conversion)

    MEXT school samples Apr 5-6th, 2011 (highest reading only):
    10,043 Bq/m^2 total cesium

    MEXT school samples Apr 11-12th, 2011 (highest):
    29,115 Bq/m^2 total cesium

    There is typically no Cesium activity detectable in normal surface soil measurements.

    v7 of Prof. Hayakawa's fallout chart – small chart lower right:

  • Anthony Anthony

    Can someone add some plain speaking here about the risks associated with eating this rice? What I'm asking is, will you get cancer eating this or will you get radiation sickness etc? We need to translate this into some realness so that people (you and me included) can make the right decisions for themselves. We also need to be able to talk about this in a way that translates for others who may not be immersed in nuclear awareness as most on this site are.

  • PavewayIII PavewayIII

    The lifetime risk of developing cancer is 44% for men and 38% for women; the lifetime risk of dying from cancer is 23% for men and 20% for women.

    Eating that rice (just like exposing yourself to any radiation) increases the chances of your tissues developing cancer, or of that cancer killing you. Its not a question of *if* there's a risk – there is. Its more a matter of informed consent. Do you know how much radiation anything you eat or drink contains, know how much damage x amount will cause, and have you consented to consume that rice?

    Will one cigarette kill you? How about one a day for your entire adult life? How about a pack a day? The simple answer for most people is: I don't smoke.

    How about other toxins like mercury? Is it bad for you? Yes. How much is 'bad' when you consider everything you eat or drink your entire life? You can't, because everything isn't measured for mercury for you. You simply hope that regulators will prevent excessive amounts from any single source, so your chances are low of overdosing.

    The problem with Fukushima rice isn't that one serving is going to make your hair fall out. The problem comes when you keep relaxing controls on food, air, water, soil, etc. – Will ten times the radiation from *all* those sources over a lifetime be bad? Sure – but the perfectual government can still claim *their* rice isn't lethal.

  • TepcoSievert TepcoSievert

    When you ride the high speed Tohoku Shinkansen train from Tokyo going up north, after about 90 minutes you reach the area between Koryama and Fukushima: your geiger counter inside the train reads 0.40 uSv/h; it must be much more outside. Looking out the window, farming activities seem to be going on as usual, no rice fields left abandoned. Where does all this production go?

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Obviously all this "production" is going directly to your local store and varied grocery shelves for each of us to purchase and then to eat! Yummy!