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Cesium spikes in Tokyo Bay samples via The Japan Times

Contamination linked to Fukushima plant; no immediate threat to health

Sludge samples taken at the mouths of two major rivers emptying into Tokyo Bay showed radioactive cesium contamination linked to the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant crisis grew by 1.5 to 13 times since August, a researcher at Kinki University said Monday.

The contamination poses no immediate health risk since no seafood from Tokyo Bay has seen contamination levels exceed the government-set threshold. But close, long-term monitoring of the seabed mud is needed, said Hideo Yamazaki, professor at Kinki University’s Research Institute for Science and Technology.

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  1. norma field says

    Do officials and journalists feel at all self-conscious parroting the words, “no immediate threat to health” at this point?

    They’re incorporated into Coma-Chi’s rap, “Say ‘No’!”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hy0LgyVNkRg



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