Tokyo Government Finds Radioactive Cesium At 2,300 Becquerels Per Kg In Cow Meat

Excess level of radioactive cesium found in meat of Fukushima cow+ (AP/Kyodo News, July 9, 2011):

TOKYO, July 9 (AP) – (Kyodo)—An excessive level of radioactive cesium has been found in the meat of one of 11 cows taken to a meat packing plant in Tokyo from Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, the Tokyo metropolitan government said Friday.

It is the first time an excessive level of radioactive cesium has been found in meat, according to the health ministry. The meat in question contained radioactive cesium, measuring 2,300 becquerels per kilogram, against the provisional ceiling of 500 becquerels, according to the local government.

The meat of the 10 other cows is being inspected, the metropolitan government said, adding that no meat from the batch has entered the market.

The city of Minamisoma lies on the outskirts of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in the same prefecture, which has emitted radioactive materials in the aftermath of the disaster caused by the March earthquake and tsunami.

1 thought on “Tokyo Government Finds Radioactive Cesium At 2,300 Becquerels Per Kg In Cow Meat

  1. I find it incomprehensible the governments and MSM continue to ignore this story. Radiation continues to flow unabated into the air, water and soil all over Japan and it’s pacific neighbors. Alaska, WA, OR & CA are getting it straght from the jet stream. Plutonium was found here in CA about 2 months ago. Cesium is in our crops, milk, water and air. Were it not for this website, we would be kept totally in the dark, regardless of the fact this stuff will destroy life as we know it.
    We enjoyed more acid rain two weeks ago, not one word on how to protect ourselves from it’s poison effects.
    What will it take? Why aren’t the other nations pushing on Japan for some answers? Now, nearly 4 months in, the leaking continues to pour into our atmosphere without an end.
    Thanks for all your good work. Nobody else has the courage to stay on this story.
    Sincerely,
    Marilyn Gjerdrum

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