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10/25/2012

Fukushima’s glow-in-the-dark rice can’t pass Japan’s own standards

Back March, the 3Yen reported on the Japan’s “creative” solution of Feeding radioactive rice to the elderly (3Yen / 2012-03-26).
Well now, the Japanese government is reluctantly admitting that rice from the greater Fukushima area outside the official 20km nuclear meltdown zone can’t pass the government’s contamination standards. glowy2
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Fukushima rice above threshold for cesium
The Japan Times | Oct. 25, 2012
FUKUSHIMA —
Rice grown by a farmer in Sukagawa, Fukushima Prefecture, returned a radioactive cesium reading of 110 becquerels per kilogram, exceeding the maximum of 100, the prefectural government announcedmore...



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2 Responses to “Fukushima’s glow-in-the-dark rice can’t pass Japan’s own standards”

  1. Coligny Says:

    They really are working hard to make this clusterfuck raise to 11…

    Bad luck they didn’t spend 1/10000th of that energy trying to properly inspect Tepco’s installation and safety protocol…

  2. chokonen888 Says:

    This arsenic-in-rice news was all the buzz in the US when I was there last week….

    chicagotribune.com/2012-10-03: Arsenic in Rice, cooking tips

    FDA ConsumerUpdates: Arsenic in Rice

    …and that led to this:

    Seafood is the most significant source of arsenic in food, according to the World Health Organization. That’s why the Japanese daily arsenic intake is more than double that of Americans.

    YahooNews: Please pass the arsenic. Don’t blame rice.

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