Posts Tagged ‘Becquerel’

Japan – Water leak found at Fukushima Daiichi plant

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 Comments off


Laaska News  August  14,  2012

Tokyo Electric Power Company has reported a radioactive water leak at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant’s Number 4 reactor.

The utility says a worker patrolling on Tuesday morning found water one-centimeter deep across a 350-square-meter room on the first floor of the turbine building. Read more…

Japan – Govt. tightens control over cesium in food

Monday, April 2, 2012 Comments off

The Japanese government is setting stricter standards for permissible levels of radioactive cesium in food products.

Local governments will begin applying the new inspection rules on Monday. Read more…

Japan:Cesium detected in worms near Fukushima plant

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Feb. 8, 2012

Researchers say high levels of radioactive cesium have been detected in earthworms caught in areas around the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant. Read more…

Japan:Highly radioactive water found near No.2 reactor

Friday, January 20, 2012 Comments off

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has found 500 tons of highly radioactive water near the crippled No.2 reactor. Read more…

Japan:High radiation detected in male cedar flowers -Japan’s forestry agency

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news Dec. 27, 2011

Extremely high radiation levels of more than 250,000 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium have been detected in male flowers of cedar trees in the no-entry zone near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Read more…

Japan:Cesium from nuke plant spread along mountains

Friday, November 25, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Nov. 25,2011

An aerial survey has shown that radioactive cesium from the Fukushima nuclear disaster has accumulated along the mountains of eastern Japan.

Japan’s science ministry released on Friday the results of the helicopter survey, covering 22 prefectures in eastern and central Japan. Read more…

Japan:Rice shipments from district in Fukushima banned + RElated News

Thursday, November 17, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Nov. 17,2011
The Japanese government has ordered Fukushima Prefecture to suspended shipments of rice from a district of the prefecture as radioactive cesium higher than the state limit has been detected. Read more…

Japan:Radioactivity in Fukushima children’s urine

Saturday, November 5, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 5 ,2011

A medical consulting firm in Tokyo says radioactive material has been detected in the urine of 104 children in Fukushima Prefecture, the site of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

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Japan:Cesium-contaminated mushrooms served in food

Saturday, November 5, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 5 ,2011
Radioactive cesium exceeding the government standard has been found in mushrooms grown at a facility in Yokohama City, near Tokyo. About 800 people were served food containing the mushrooms from March through October. Read more…

Japan:Radioactive materials detected in Tokyo Bay

Thursday, November 3, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 3 ,2011

Waste water discharged into Tokyo Bay from a cement plant has been found to contain radioactive cesium at much higher levels than the government-set limit for disposal. Read more…