And Now … Radioactive Compost Sold in 23 Prefectures

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#Radioactive Compost Has Been Sold in 23 Prefectures (EX-SKF, July 29, 2011):

It’s attracting far less attention, but the radioactive leaf compost is getting to be like the radioactive beef.

First, it was 20,000 bags sold in Akita. Then, an unknown number of bags sold in Tottori (link in Japanese). Now it turns out 200,000 bags of the radioactive leaf compost from a retailer based in Gunma Prefecture have been sold at least in 23 prefectures, Tottori included, at the retailer’s 166 outlets throughout Japan.

Home gardeners in 23 prefectures ended up irradiating their garden soil.

From Mainichi Shinbun Japanese (7/28/2011):


Tottori Prefecture announced on July 27 that 14,800 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium was detected from the leaf compost sold at a home/garden center “Cainz Home FC” in Tottori City.

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According to the Prefecture and Cainz Ltd (headquartered in Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture), the leaf compost is sold under the company’s private brand. The compost is made of plants from Tochigi and Iwate Prefectures, and from Thailand and Vietnam. It is made by a manufacturer in Kanuma City in Tochigi Prefecture. Since the March 13 earthquake/tsunami, 130,000 14-liter bags and 70,000 3-liter bags have been sold at the company’s 166 stores in 23 prefectures.


The radiation level at 1 centimeter from a 14-liter bag was 0.7 microsievert/hour. No radiation was detected in a 3-liter bag.

1 thought on “And Now … Radioactive Compost Sold in 23 Prefectures”

  1. I have some questions. Having read your other articles on this subject, evidently the radiation is penetrating indoor gardens, it is in the soil, water and air.
    Is there any way to decontaminate food and/or drinking water once radiation is detected?
    Thanks for all you are doing on this story, nobody else is discussing this at all.
    I think it is total insanity, pretending it isn’t happening is absurd and will cost many lives.
    Marilyn Gjerdrum


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