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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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Fukushima radiation threatens to wreak woodland havoc via The Japan Times

FEB 17, 2013 PRINT SHARE For Yuji Hoshino, mushrooms were a way of life. The 50-year-old farmer grew up watching his father raise shiitake mushrooms on their land at the foot of the mountains in Sanno, southern Tochigi Prefecture. Later, … Continue reading

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Fukushima shiitake cesium spikes via The Japan Times Online

FUKUSHIMA — Radioactive cesium exceeding the designated limit has been detected in shiitake grown in greenhouses at a farm in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, the prefectural government said. The farm in question has grown the mushrooms on beds made of a … Continue reading

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