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Fukushima starts radiation checks on rice- New 10 second test for Cesiums only


The Yomiuri Shimbun/Asia News Network
Sunday, Aug 26, 2012


“….The inspection took only about 10 seconds for each bag, with none of the bags showing measurable levels of radioactivity. The lowest measurable level is 11 becquerels per kilogram.

Rice farmer Takayuki Anzai, 58, smiled after his first bag passed the check. “I don’t think consumers will feel safe immediately, but we have to demonstrate scientifically proved safety and security,” he said.

The rice harvest this year in Fukushima Prefecture is expected to total about 360,000 tons, or about 12 million bags, according to the prefectural government. Most of the checks will be finished by the year-end…..”

August 26, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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