Doug Lerner reports from Tokyo and St. Louis, and points beyond…

While things are ok in Tokyo today, there is a growing problem with produce from the regions around the Fukushima nuclear power plant. This is from CNN today”

Tokyo (CNN) — Japan’s Health Ministry reported Tuesday finding radioactive materials at levels “drastically exceeding legal limits” in 11 types of vegetable grown in Fukushima Prefecture, including broccoli and cabbage, according to Kyodo News Agency.
None of the vegetables has been shipped since Monday, it said.
The news agency, citing the ministry, said, “If a person eats 100 grams (3 1/2 ounces) of the vegetable with the largest detected amount of radioactive materials for about 10 days, it would be equal to ingesting half the amount of radiation a person typically receives from the natural environment in a year.
“If a person keeps eating the vegetable at the same pace, the amount of radiation intake could exceed the amount deemed safe.”
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Comments on: "Produce in area of plant has radiation “drastically exceeding legal limits”" (2)

  1. yackle01 said:

    But I thought you said radiation was less then in Boston. Don’t drink the water or breath the air is an old Tom Leara song

  2. Doug Lerner said:

    The air radiation is much less than the background air radiation in Boston. Boston is constantly at about 3 millisieverts/year and even with Tokyo’s elevated radiation here it is currently running at 2.1 millisieverts/year.But something got into the water somehow. Maybe from the rain over the last few days.doug

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