A recent post in the Fukushima Diary stated that samples of boar meat in the Fukushima area:
The sample was from Minamisoma city Fukushima, Cs-134 was 21,100 Bq/Kg, Cs-137 was 40,200 Bq/Kg.
Among the 48 samples, they measured over 100 Bq/Kg from 98 % of the samples. 1,000~9,999 Bq/Kg was measured from 68.75 % of the samples. Over 10,000 Bq/Kg was measured from 6.25 % of the samples.
The samples were taken from this February to March.
The “safe” count for water is less than 10 Becquerels per liter. Presumably, similar numbers should apply to wild boars. All these levels are high, but what is striking is the amount of variability in the content in different boars. Over time the radioactivity spilled in Fukushima is being picked up by the animals. The study does not show what other radioactive nucleotides are present. Presumably, the boars also picked up radioactive strontium, water, carbon, potassium and many other substances.
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