Jul 27

- #Radiation in Japan: 60 Becquerels/Kg Cesium from Eggs in Fukushima (EX-SKF, July 27, 2011)

From TV Asahi’s “Hodo Station” on July 26, in the segment that discusses the lifetime limit of 100 millisieverts radiation.

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.

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One Response to “Radioactive Fukushima Eggs: 60 Becquerels/Kg Cesium (Ukraine Safety Limit Is 6 Becquerels/Kg)”

  1. Marilyn Gjerdrum Says:

    This farmer understands honor, and wants to help, not hurt people, bless him. He is rare. Makes one wonder how many are sold without testing. There is no consistent testing here on the Pacific West Coast of the USA. Thanks to excellent reporting on this website, we know it is in our milk, water, crops and air. Our government won’t test the air for radiation since the Japan debacle, they want to pretend it is nothing. It is totally blacked out in our media, and few websites ever mention it.
    I have actually had people ask me if it were still going on, as if it were a movie or something. A populace that isn’t aware won’t demand better regulations and/or the end of nuclear power plants. That might cost corporations some money, so they bury it.
    Thank you for bravely staying on this story. There are many powerful interests that want to keep everyone ignorant of the true situation. You have my profound respect with many thanks.
    Sincerely,
    Marilyn Gjerdrum

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