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Tokyo Soil So Contaminated with Radiation it Would be Considered Nuclear Waste in US


Thursday, 24 May 2012

 

‘Radioactive fallout from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster continues to show up at dangerously high levels in the city of Tokyo, which is located roughly 200 miles from the actual disaster site. According to an analysis of five random soil samples recently taken by nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen, the soil around Tokyo is so contaminated with Fukushima radiation that it would be considered nuclear waste here in the U.S.

During a recent trip to Tokyo, Gundersen collected soil samples from a sidewalk, a children’s playground, a rooftop, a patch of moss by the side of a road, and the lawn of a judicial building. After sending those samples in for testing, it was revealed that each one had high levels of radioactive cesium-134 (CS134) and cesium-137 (CS137), while three of the samples contained high levels of cobalt-60 (CO60). One of the samples also tested positive for uranium-235 (U235).’

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Japan To Use 1,500 Tons Of Sewage Too Radioactive To Bury As Soil For Gardening


Sunday, 31 July 2011 09:28

‘After discovering over 1,500 tons of radioactive sludge with levels of radiation above temporary burial limits Japan is now considering using the radioactive sewage as soil for gardening.’

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