8th July 2014 – Japanese citizen “Fukushima kindergarten turns a blind eye to highly contaminated ingredients and serves lunch”
25th June 2014 – 67,886 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 measured from elementary school soil in Fujisawa city / 300 km from Fukushima plant
The sample is the soil removed for school area decontamination. The reading was 64,281 Bq/Kg including water. The density is assumed to increased to 67,886 Bq/Kg when it’s dry.
24th June 2014 – 17,060 Bq/Kg from Chengiopanax sciadophylloides in Fukushima / 13,742 Bq/Kg from Ash for cooking.
Among 3,000 samples, Cs-134/137 was detected from 39.8% of all. It was 39.9% in May of 2013, which shows the radioactive contamination hasn’t become less since last year.
20th June 2014 – Angry Japan farmers bring cow from Fukushima to Tokyo.
“Our cows cannot be shipped as meat. They are evidence of lives affected by radiation,” said Masami Yoshizawa, leader of the farm, in front of the ministry, as his supporters and media looked on.
Fellow Fukushima farmer Naoto Matsumura said: “What if this started happening to people? We have to examine the cause of this and let people know what happened to these animals.”
2014/06/07 at 4:56 pm
6th June 2014 – Latest Fukushima Prefecture beef, seafood, fruit, and vegetable test results.
Comment: This is a large list of tests, so you need to click on the page numbers at the bottom, to see the rest of the tests.
26th May 2014 – Fukushima VICE- Up to 3,000Bq/kg of Cesium in Fukushima produce, farmer commits suicide over guilt for selling it.
Insect research in this video suggests multi generational genetic damage is occurring, which will get worse with each generation.
It is a crime that large numbers of Japanese children are left in these highly contaminated areas, and have not been evacuated.
Criminal that the Japanese government monitoring stations show much lower levels of background radiation than is actually present, to provide a sense of safety, when in fact the environment is highly radioactive.
11th May 2014 – Fieldwork 7 or 1.15μSv/h in a Vegetable Field near Tokyo
1.15μSv/h is the highest reading that I had had during the 1 1/2 years of use of this dosimeter.
4th May 2014 – Ibaraki elementary school to have a “rice-planting” class for 9~12 y.o students in 270 Bq/Kg / “Come with socks”
They published the announcement to state the radioactive density (Probably they mean Cesium-134/137) is only 270 Bq/Kg, which is lower than the average of the rice fields of the city to be 296.8 Bq/Kg.
17th April 2014 – Japan Radiation Embargoed Food List
The Japanese government has been wooing the media with claims that all the contamination in the food supply has miraculously just gone away. This is of course not exactly what is going on.
What is not mentioned is how many foods are still being held back from sale and that they are not just in Fukushima prefecture.
Spot checks won’t catch all contaminated products. Bulk testing can miss a highly contaminated item mixed in with uncontaminated items. Anything below 100 bq/kg is permitted to be sold.
17th February 2014 – New Independent Fukushima Food Contamination Results
People in Japan early on realized they needed to take things into their own hands if they wanted to know the conditions around them and what their risk factors were. Citizen labs have been set up in Japan to allow people to test their own food.
While the government in Japan (and elsewhere) have insisted anything below legal intervention levels of food contamination are “safe”, the public and many NGOs have disputed this. Ongoing problems with cesium in children’s urine belies the govt claim that all is ok. Two sets of standards have evolved. The one the government uses and the one the public uses to scrutinize their food supply.
Out of the readings that were frequently positive are citrus fruits, that were found to be contaminated along with persimmons and kiwi fruit. There were also many negative, no contamination findings for foods including those in Fukushima.
Recent Food Testing Results from most recent 2013-2014 tests:
Submitted on 2014/04/15 at 4:49 pm
21st February 2014 – Living With Radiation In Japan
Local food coops that carefully select and test their food have become a go-to source for people concerned about contamination in the food supply.
This non profit called Project Food is sourcing foods from safer areas, testing them then offering them for sale.
Aeon testing results:
Beef: They do source meat from regions known to not be contaminated.
Rice: They source rice from a limited set of locations or farms.
Produce: Selectively sourced from regions not considerably impacted by contamination.
Seafood: Mostly sourced away from Fukushima, some Pacific fish, usually of species known to be low in contamination.
5th April 2014 – Tepco plans to discharge pumped groundwater to the sea this coming June
The pumped groundwater contains significant level of radiation as well, however it would not be filtered before discharging. (cf, [Coincidence ?] 3 highest densities of Tritium are “exactly 1,200,000 Bq/m3″ in groundwater bypass.
There should be an international effort to stop this from happening. At present there is a lot of Nuclear industry propaganda making out that Tritium is harmless. This video brings up a lot of independent research on the biological effects radioactive Tritium releases. That Tritium is something to be very concerned about. It is not just large amounts of Tritium that will be released into the Pacific Ocean!
4th April 2014 – Significant level of cesium-134/137 from 3 of 3 bamboo shoot samples in Yokohama
The sampling location is Yokohama. The samples were collected on 4/1/2014. The highest reading was 34 Bq/kg (Cs-134/137), the lowest was 15 Bq/kg. Because Cs-134 is measured from all of these bamboo shoots, it is from Fukushima for 100% sure. Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare states these products are not distributed.
5th March 2014 – Fishing for data in the radioactive waters off Fukushima
With help from fisherman and citizen scientists, researchers in Japan and the U.S. are tracking the nucleotides in the ocean creatures who swim in the plume of water tainted with radiation from Fukushima. Their research is part of a long-term effort to figure out when — if ever — certain fish will be safe to eat. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.
You continually hear this statement on the news, and in press releases.
“The fish tested well below safety levels.”
Governments around the world raised the safety levels massively, soon after the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster. These safety levels are an outright deception to fool the public. Unless you take the time to do the research, you would not know how deceitful the present actionable, or safety levels are.
Here are just two examples to make this clear.
Their testing only focuses on Cesium, and conveniently leaves out the other bio-accumulating radioactive contaminants. The fallout from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster is a dirty mixture of different isotopes, not just Cesium! A lot of these radioactive isotopes are chemically toxic, as well as radioactive.
14th March 2014 – Shiitake mushroom, Kanagawa Prefecture
Measurement date 2014.1.22
Specimen Shiitake ( only edible portion ) ( Concentrated to 1937g → 1236g) weight 1003g, 3600 seconds measurement time
Cs-137: 6.15 ± 2.13 Bq / kg
Cs-134: 4.36 ± 1.75 Bq / kg
Cs total : 10.5 ± 2.76 Bq / kg
4th March 2014 – 2,900 MBq/km2 of Cesium-134/137 still fall down in Fukushima plant area monthly
It’s been nearly 3 years since 311, but still high level of radioactive plume is falling around the plant.
Submitted on 2014/03/02 at 7:52 pm
28th January 2014 – High radioactive materials detected in fish
The prefectural fisheries association said on Thursday that 110 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive materials was detected in scorpion fish caught in test-fishing off Iwaki City.
The government safety limit is 100 becquerels. This is the first time radiation levels have exceeded the limit in the test-fishing program.
Japans Cesium contamination safety limit is 12 times less than the USA’s. Even Japans limit is set far to high, particularly for children and pregnant women.