Indie | Pasture grass contaminated with cesium above safety standard 200 km from Fukushima plant — Radiation levels are exceeding acceptable safety limits in many locations

Posted on June 18, 2011


Indie | ENENEWS | 18 June 2011

Elevated radiation levels widespread in eastern Japan, Smart Planet by David Worthington, June 17, 2011:

Science Magazine cites data from the prefectural government of Iwate revealing radioactive cesium has traveled over 100 miles away from Fukushima. Pastoral grasses are contaminated beyond safety standards

Japanese scientists have begun to track background radiation levels independently, according to the magazine’s report. Levels are exceeding acceptable safety limits in many locations.

Radioactive material detected in Iwate pastures, NHK, June 16, 2011:

The Iwate Prefectural Government has again detected a radioactive substance above the state limit in pasture grass in several areas in the prefecture. […]

The areas are located about 150 to 200 kilometers north of the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

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