December 2013 – List Of European Countries With Radioactively Contaminated Food, Map Of Radiation Contaminated Regions
It seems, however, that these regulations and guidelines are not followed by all EU countries. In 1998, the BBC reported that the European Commission received 19 complaints from Austria, Germany and France about radioactive contaminated mushrooms from Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine and Romania.
European Contamination Map:
November 2009 – Chernobyl’s radioactive contamination of food and people.
Up until 1991 the United States imported food products with measurable amounts of Chernobyl radioactive contamination, mostly from Turkey, Italy, Austria, West Germany, Greece, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Sweden, and Denmark. These products included juices, cheeses, pasta, mushrooms, hazelnuts, sage, figs, tea, thyme, juniper, caraway seeds, and apricots. In Gomel, Mogilev, and Brest provinces in Belarus 7-8% of milk and 13-16% of other food products from small farms exceeded permissible levels of Cs-137, even as recently as 2005-2007.
From 1995 to 2007, up to 90% of the children from heavily contaminated territories of Belarus had levels of Cs-137 accumulation higher than 15-20 Bq/kg, with maximum levels of up to 7,300 Bq/kg in Narovlya District, Gomel Province. Average levels of incorporated Cs-137 and Sr-90 in the heavily contaminated territories of Belarus, Ukraine, and European Russia did not decline, but rather increased from 1991 to 2005. Given that more than 90% of the current radiation fallout is due to Cs-137, with a half-life of about 30 years, we know that the contaminated areas will be dangerously radioactive for roughly the next three centuries.
21st February 2014 – EU to relax regulations on Japanese food imports.
“The European Union is preparing to relax regulations on Japanese food imports, except for products from nuclear disaster hit Fukushima Prefecture.
The EU requires radiation checks on food products from Tokyo and 9 other prefectures, mostly in northern Japan. The procedures were implemented following the 2011 nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.
Officials at the European Commission, the EU executive body, said on Friday that from April it will no longer require inspections on food products made in Tokyo and adjacent Kanagawa Prefecture.
They also said no inspection will be needed for vegetables and livestock products from places other than Fukushima.
But the EU will newly require checks on mushrooms and bamboo shoots produced in Akita and Yamagata Prefectures.
The new rules are expected to take effect on April 1st after being approved by the commission.
In my opinion the European food testing requirements for Japanese food has been a deception from the beginning, and still are.
This article explains clearly how this worldwide Governmental deception works, using Europe as an example. “European regulators raised the European food safety levels by 20 to 30 times after the Fukushima Nuclear disaster.”
Example of this safety regulation system being used in New Zealand.
The food contamination situation in Japan is still bad, and will not improve anytime soon.
Here is an excellent 10 minute video on Cesium food contamination and testing, to quickly get you up to speed on the subject.
14th December 2012 – A study on the transport of radioactive isotopes from Fukushima in the two months after the nuclear incident suggests that they were at official levels of contamination for 34,000 km2 of Japan, and that 2.8% of iodine radionuclides from the event were calculated to have reached the EU.
The model results suggest that 12.7% of iodine radionuclides were deposited over the USA and Canada, 4.5% over Russia and 2.8% over the EU. Approximately 50 – 60% was deposited locally in Japan.
A separate calculation which assumed source emissions that were five times greater, suggested that a relatively large and densely populated part of Japan – 56,000 km2 – would be classified as contaminated.
It should be emphasized that this refers to two radionuclides only.
Submitted on 2014/02/08 at 2:29 pm
June 2010 – Greenpeace Report “The toxic ships The Italian hub, the Mediterranean area and Africa”
Ocean dumping takes on an even more sinister profile in the Mediterranean region where over two decades Italian prosecutors have looked into a number of suspicious deep-water sinkings. They suspect that Italian and foreign industries have acted in league with organised crime and possibly government agencies, to use the Mediterranean as a dumping ground. Vessels carrying suspicicous cargo sunk in fair weather, sent no mayday and their crew were never to be seen again. None of these sunken vessels have yet been located.
In the 80s and 90s Switzerland, home to the secretive banks made infamous by spy-thriller films and books, was obviously on the forefront in arranging shipments of millions tons of hazardous waste to developing countries. A number of Swiss lawyers, trustees, bankers and traders, contacted European industries to get their waste out of sight at the lowest price. Africa was the favourite destination.
Since the fall of Siad Barre allegations abounded that foreign companies and governments were taking advantage of the collapse of the Somalian state by using the nation’s waters and land as a waste dump.
In early 2005, several international media sources reported the waves hitting Somalia as a consequence of the 2004 earthquake in the Indian Ocean, besides killing hundreds of people, washed ashore radioactive and toxic waste dumped in the country in the early ‘90s. “Initial reports indicate that the tsunami waves broke open containers full of toxic waste an d scattered the contents.
10th January 2014 – More Cesium 137 Found In Gourmet & Organic European Jam Brands.
The jars in Japan that were tested were over 140 bq/kg in cesium 137 and tested by two labs.
These brands are sold in Europe, Canada, the USA, Asia, and possibly other locations.
The research I have seen suggests that 5 Bq/kg for children should be the maximum allowed for Cesium, but preferably none.
12th October 2004 – New radioactivity limit could sink shellfish
Thousands of tonnes of British shellfish currently eaten in Europe could be banned under new international safety limits for radioactivity in food.
World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organisation – is proposing a safety limit for plutonium in food of one becquerel per kilogram.
Concentrations of plutonium and related isotopes in all the shellfish sampled by the FSA between the Ribble estuary at Preston and Kirkcudbright on the North Solway coast in 2002 exceeded 1Bq/kg. Winkles from St Bees, next to Sellafield, contained 66 Bq/kg.