Friday, July 22, 2011
The Cesium Was Found in the Fukushima Beef-II
Finally, the government imposed a ban on beef shipments from areas of Fukushima Dainichi on July 19, 2011. According to Kyodo News a total of 1,349 cows suspected of being fed rice straw containing radioactive cesium have been shipped to some 45 prefectures. Up to 57,000 becquerels of radioactive cesium per kilogram was detected in rice straw. Some rice hay produced in Fukushima was found to contain as much as 690,000 becquerels. Now the government tells us that it cannot rule out the possibility beef contaminated with radioactive materials has been exported (Japan Times 22 July 2011).
Source: news.goo.ne.jp (access date: 22 July 2011)