Radioactive Japan Tea At 196 Bq/Kg Surrendered To Hong Kong Authorities

Radioactive tea voluntarily surrendered to Hong Kong authorities — 196 Bq/kg of cesium, almost double Japan’s limit (ENENews, Aug 3, 2012):

Nuclear Event Daily Update
Hong Kong
August 2, 2012

Tea bag

  • Sampled on June 8, 2012
  • Cs134= 76 Bq/kg
  • Cs137 = 120 Bq/kg
  • Total Cesium = 196 Bq/kg
  • Not exceeding Codex guideline levels
  • Voluntary surrendered by importer for disposal. Not distributed for sale in local market.

Perhaps Hong Kong maintains similar laws to what Japan had before 3/11:

Previously, Japanese regulations required nuclear waste with 100 or more bq/kg of Cesium to be monitored and disposed of in specialized containers.

Oatmeal was also found to be radioactive in recent testing by Hong Kong authorities:

  • Sampled on August 1, 2012
  • Cs134= N/D Bq/kg
  • Cs137 = 7 Bq/kg
  • Not exceeding Codex guideline levels

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