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Friday, March 25, 2011

Japan : Excessive radioactivity found in Tokyo vegetable

Via NHK News, now Tokyo reports radiation in their vegetables :

" Japan's health ministry says radiation above the legal limit has been detected in a vegetable grown in Tokyo. This is the first time that radioactive cesium exceeding the legal limit has been found in a Tokyo vegetable.

The ministry says the radioactive cesium was detected on Thursday in a leafy vegetable taken from a field in Edogawa ward on Wednesday. The vegetable is called Komatsuna, or Japanese mustard spinach. The radioactive level was 890 becquerels per kilogram, exceeding the legal limit of 500.

The vegetable was grown at a research center, and is not being sold on the market.The health ministry says that level of radioactivity would not have an adverse effect on health, even if the vegetable was eaten."

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