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Unpublished Data Show High Concentrations of Iodine-132 in Foods after the Nuclear Accident—Fukushima Prefecture via OurPlanet-TV

OurPlanet-TV has obtained unpublished food data of Fukushima Prefecture from March 19, 2011, following the accident at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. According to these data, 48,000 becquerels per kilogram (bq/kg) of radioactive iodine-131 (I-131) had … Continue reading

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Three decades on, German mushrooms still show imprint of Chernobyl via Reuters

By Zuzanna Szymanska and Thomas Escritt BERLIN, Oct 8 (Reuters) – Around 95% of wild mushroom samples collected in Germany in the last six years still showed radioactive contamination from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, albeit not above legal limits, the German food … Continue reading

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Fish contaminated with radiation caught off northeastern Fukushima Prefecture via The Mainichi

FUKUSHIMA — Radioactive cesium five times above permitted levels in Japan has been detected in black rockfish caught in northeastern Fukushima Prefecture, according to a Feb. 22 announcement by a local fishing association. Some 500 becquerels per kilogram of cesium … Continue reading

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Why Japan still plugs into nuclear via The Christian Science Monitor

By Gavin Blair Ten years after the Fukushima disaster, the country needs the energy source to bridge to a greener future. IITATE, JAPAN News reports of a magnitude 7.3 earthquake that struck off the coast of Fukushima prefecture just a few … Continue reading

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Fukushima rice farmers innovate to survive, 10 years after disaster via fikiss.net

Fukushima – Though the 2011 nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima Prefecture nonetheless casts a shadow over native agriculture a decade later, rice farmers are working to shake off radiation-related rumors and cross on Fukushima’s rice farming to the subsequent era. Some are … Continue reading

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Unsafe levels of radiation found in Chernobyl crops via Live Science

By Harry Baker The effects of the explosive 1986 disaster can still be seen in nearby crops. Crops grown near the Chernobyl nuclear site in Ukraine are still contaminated with radiation from the explosive 1986 disaster.  In a new study, researchers found that … Continue reading

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Local despair over Fukushima’s radioactive mushrooms via NHK World Japan

Yabe Makiko An autumnal delight that used to attract tourists to Fukushima Prefecture still grows in the region’s mountains and forests, but these ones are forbidden to eat. Wild mushrooms continue to record high levels of cesium almost a decade since the … Continue reading

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Radioactive soil plan casts shadow over Fukushima village via Japan Times

Fukushima Minpo. September 11, 2020 Keiko Shigihara, 58, soaks up the summer sun as she looks over her property in the village of Iitate in Fukushima Prefecture, from where she evacuated after the meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear … Continue reading

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Philippines lifts restrictions on importing food from Fukushima via The Japan Times

MANILA – Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin said Thursday his country had lifted restrictions on Japanese food imports imposed following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, due to a lower risk of radioactive contamination. […] The Southeast Asian country had required radiation … Continue reading

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Fukushima to relax blanket radiation testing for beef cattle via The Asahi Shimbun

FUKUSHIMA–In the absence of significant radiation levels being detected in cattle for more than six years, Fukushima Prefecture decided to switch from blanket to random safety testing. Similar moves have been seen in Iwate, Miyagi and Tochigi prefectures. Blanket inspections … Continue reading

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