#Radiation in Japan: 450,000 Bq/Kg Cesium from Dirt in Kashiwa City, Chiba


  • #Radiation in Japan: 450,000 Bq/Kg Cesium from Dirt in Kashiwa City, Chiba

    It's the number you may expect to see in the most contaminated area inside Fukushima Prefecture, like Namie-machi, which is a focus of Asahi Shinbun's "Trap of Prometheus".

    But no, this is in Chiba Prefecture, and Kashiwa City is just outside of Tokyo.

    Yomiuri Shinbun (11/28/2011) reports:

    千葉県柏市の市有地で局所的に高い放射線量が検出された問題で、環境省は28日、地表から深さ5~10センチの地層で1キロ・グラムあたり最高約45万ベクレルの放射性セシウムを検出したと発表した。

    Regarding the localized high radiation spot in the city-owned land in Kashiwa City in Chiba Prefecture, the Ministry of the Environment announced on November 28 that the maximum 450,000 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium was detected in the soil 5 to 10 centimeters deep from the surface.

    Source: ex-skf.blogspot.com