Now They Tell Us: Fukushima Rice Was Tested at 2 Locations Per Town, Says Yomiuri


  • Now They Tell Us: Fukushima Rice Was Tested at 2 Locations Per Town, Says Yomiuri

    Nothing new, I hope, for the readers of this blog. Now that radioactive cesium exceeding the national provisional limit has been detected from the rice in the area that passed the test with flying colors, the Fukushima prefectural government will test rice in select locations in 4 cities with relatively high radiation.

    In reporting that news, Yomiuri Shinbun finally writes:

    県は出荷前の9~10月、48市町村の計1174地点で検査を実施したが、原則、合併前の旧市町村ごとに2検体を採取する検査だった。

    The Fukushima prefectural government conducted the survey at 1174 locations in 48 cities, towns and villages [in Fukushima] in September and October before the shipment of rice. However, the survey was done on 2 samples per old cities, towns, and villages before the merger.

    Source: ex-skf.blogspot.com