- 90,500 Bq/Kg of cesium from the pollen of Japanese cedar in Fukushima (Fukushima Diary, Feb 12, 2013):
On 1/23/2013, Fukushima Diary reported “Radiation level of Japanese cedar is 20 times much as back ground, Tokyo to have 5~6 times much as pollen this year” [URL 1].
According to the Forestry Agency, 90,500 Bq/Kg of cesium-134/137 was measured from the pollen of Japanese cedar. The sample was taken in Namie machi Fukushima.
They surveyed from 11/6/2012 to 12/26/2012.
The Forestry Agency comments the radiation level decreased to be about half of 2012, but they are still in high level to reach metropolitan area.