- #Radiation in Japan: 60 Becquerels/Kg Cesium from Eggs in Fukushima (EX-SKF, July 27, 2011)
A chicken farmer in Kawamata-machi in Fukushima Prefecture has brought his eggs to a volunteer testing station in Fukushima City. After 20 minutes of testing, 60 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium is detected from the eggs.
Disappointed, the farmer says, “I don’t know what to say to my customers. It’s much lower than the provisional safety limit in Japan, but if I compare the number to the safety limit in Ukraine it is extraordinary…”
The reporter asks the farmer, “What is the safety limit in Ukraine?”
6 becquerels/kg, he tells the reporter.
The man who runs the station says, “For these farmers, the provisional safety limit in Japan is just too loose.”
Kawamata-machi is 47 kilometers northwest of Fukushima I Nuke Plant.
The Japanese government’s mishandling and concealing the radioactive fallout information has resulted in radioactive water, vegetables, fish, mushroom, beef, hay, pork, manure, compost, and now eggs. And the farmers like this chicken farmer who clearly wants to sell only “safe” eggs to his customers are at a loss. To the chicken farmer, 60 becquerels/kg was just too high to sell his eggs in good conscience.