Cesium Levels Of Fukushima Rice Below Limit
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September 10, 2011 |
by Ryo Inoue and Shunsuke
FUKUSHIMA--Levels of radioactive cesium in early rice
crops from four municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture were
below government maximums, according to the Fukushima
Based on the results, all early rice harvested in the
prefecture will be authorized for shipment.
The prefecture began pre-harvest radioactivity checks of
early rice crops in late August. None of 101 samples taken
in the fields of 20 municipalities was found to contain
radioactive cesium exceeding the government level.
The prefectural government also released the results of
pre-harvest tests on ordinary rice.
Of 51 rice samples from six municipalities, only two
samples were found to contain radioactive cesium. Those two
samples contained 14 and 98 becquerels per kilogram, well
below the government maximum of 500 becquerels per kilogram.
On Sept. 9, the Fukushima Agricultural Technology Center
also reported the results of experimental rice cultivation
using soil well in excess of the government limit of 5,000
becquerels per kilogram of soil.
Researchers planted rice in five pots of local clay
containing cesium. The most contaminated pot contained
63,000 becquerels of cesium per kilogram, but a high of 80
becquerels of cesium per kilogram was detected in the brown
rice produced, a center official said.
as soil is under the permissible planting limit of
radioactive cesium, there will be no problem with the rice
grown there," said Shigeto Fujimura, a senior researcher.