Radioactive Cesium In World Famous Matsusaka Beef Far Over Safety Limit

Radioactive Cesium from World-Famous Super Premium Matsusaka Beef (EX-SKF, July 21, 2011):

The Matsusaka cows ate the rice hay from Miyagi Prefecture that was contaminated with radioactive cesium far exceeding the provisional safety limit for the cattle feed (300 becquerels/kg).

Matsusaka beef is from cows grown exclusively in Matsusaka in Mie Prefecture, and it commands high premium for its marvelous taste and texture due to high fat content rivaling Kobe beef, or so I hear. I’ve never eaten any of the premium “wagyu” Japanese beef in my life because they are so expensive. Maybe now there’s a chance to get them at a reasonable price, if I don’t mind cesium.

From NHK Japanese (1:16PM JST 7/22/2011):

肉 牛の餌の稲わらから国の目安を超える放射性セシウムが相次いで検出されている問題で、新たに三重県の松阪 牛の飼育農家の稲わらからも国の目安のおよそ20倍に当たる放射性セシウムが検出されました。すでに出荷された牛のうち、11頭分の肉からは国の暫定基準 値を超える放射性セシウムは検出されていないということで、三重県は、ほかの牛の肉の流通経路などを調べています。

Radioactive cesium 20 times the safety limit for the feed [300 becquerels/kg] has been detected from the rice hay at a cattle farm that raises Matsusaka-ushi (cow) in Mie Prefecture. Of all the cows that have already been shipped, 11 of them did not have radioactive cesium that exceeded the provisional safety limit for the meat [500 becquerels/kg]. Mie Prefecture is tracing the shipment of the rest of the cows.

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Japan: 1458 Radioactive Meat Cows May Have Already Been Sold!

1,458 Meat Cows Possibly Contaminated from Radioactive Rice Hay Have Already Been Sold (EX-SKF, July 20, 2011):

Now the case of radioactive rice hay and radioactive beef has blown wide open. First it was only a couple, then a few hundreds, then many hundreds, now it is way over thousand and counting.

It looks more and more like the Minamata mercury poisoning, except this time, it’s nationwide.

Yomiuri Shinbun (1:33AM JST 7/21/2011):

高濃度の放射性セシウムに汚染された稲わらが肉牛に与えられていた問題で、岩手、秋田、新潟、群馬、静岡、岐阜の6県は20日、各県内の畜産農家が汚染の疑いのある稲わらを肉牛に与え、637頭を出荷していたと発表した。

6 prefectures announced on July 20 that the cattle farmers in their prefectures had shipped the total of 637 meat cows fed with the rice hay suspected of containing radioactive cesium in high concentration. The prefectures are: Iwate, Akita, Niigata, Gunma, Shizuoka, and Gifu.

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240 Japanese Children in 3 Nursery Schools Ate Radioactive Beef

If this much radiation is still pouring down in Canada …

Canada: Dangerous Levels Of Radiation – Highly Radioactive Rain in Lake Louise, BC (1.66 mcSv/hr) (07/18/2011)

… then guess how bad the situation must be in Japan.


240 Children in 3 Nursery Schools in Yamagata Prefecture Ate Cesium Beef (EX-SKF, July 19, 2011):

This must be the first confirmed case of small children having been fed with the beef contaminated with radioactive cesium.

These small children ate beef from a meat cow in Asakawa-machi in Fukushima Prefecture, and the cow had been fed with the rice hay that contained the maximum 97,000 becuerels/kg of radioactive cesium.

Yamagata Shinbun (7/20/2011) reports:

高濃度の放射性セシウムが検出された稲わらを食べた福島県浅川町産の牛肉が県内で流通していた問題で、酒田市は19日、市内3保育園が4月下旬に問題の牛肉を納入、園児と職員合わせて約290人が給食で食べていたと発表した。

Concerning the beef from the cows from Asakawa-machi in Fukushima Prefecture that were fed with the rice hay that contained the high level of radioactive cesium, Sakata City (in Yamagata Prefecture) announced on July 19 that 3 nursery schools in the city purchased the beef in late April, and total 290 children and teachers ate the meat in school lunches.

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AND NOW: Japan Won’t Rule Out Radioactive Fukushima Beef Was Exported (Bloomberg)

See also:

Miyagi Man Who Sold Radioactive Straw Blames Government For Scandal, Says He Never Imagined Straw To Be Contaminated Because His City Is 150 Km Away From Fukushima Nuke Plant


Japan Won’t Rule Out Possibility Radioactive Fukushima Beef Was Exported (Bloomberg, July 20, 2011):

Japan’s government said it can’t rule out the possibility beef contaminated with radioactive material has been exported, as consumers and lawmakers accused authorities of negligence on food safety.

The government yesterday imposed a ban on beef shipments from areas near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant after finding 637 cattle were fed hay containing radioactive cesium. Supermarkets including Japan’s biggest, Aeon Co., said the beef was sold in Tokyo and other cities.

“We cannot completely rule out the possibility” contaminated beef was also sold abroad, Yuichi Imasaki, the deputy director of the farm ministry’s meat and egg division said by phone today. “The chances are very low” because most countries have tightened rules on Japanese beef imports or banned them, he said.

Read moreAND NOW: Japan Won’t Rule Out Radioactive Fukushima Beef Was Exported (Bloomberg)

Miyagi Man Who Sold Radioactive Straw Blames Government For Scandal, Says He Never Imagined Straw To Be Contaminated Because His City Is 150 Km Away From Fukushima Nuke Plant

Miyagi man who sold contaminated straw blames gov’t for scandal (Mainichi Daily News, July 19, 2011):

OSAKI, Miyagi — A man in Osaki, Miyagi Prefecture, who sold straw contaminated with high levels of radioactive cesium told the Mainichi on July 18 that he had never imagined that his straw was contaminated because the city is about 150 kilometers away from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant.

“The wind was in a different direction immediately after the hydrogen explosions, so I never thought it was contaminated. I really feel sorry,” the man said.

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Japan Finally Bans Radioactive Fukushima Beef

Japan bans Fukushima beef shipments over radiation (AFP, July 19, 2011):

Japan on Tuesday suspended cattle shipments from Fukushima prefecture on fears of radiation-tainted beef in the country’s meat distribution chain, four months after a nuclear accident in the region.

Tokyo told Fukushima Governor Yuhei Sato to “halt shipments of all cattle in Fukushima to meat-packing factories,” until the safety of the meat can be confirmed, chief government spokesman Yukio Edano told reporters.

Around 650 beef cattle, including more than 500 from Fukushima alone, are thought to have been contaminated with radioactive caesium from hay they were fed before being sent to meat processing facilities across Japan since late March.

Beef from the cattle was shipped to most of Japan’s 47 prefectures and some of the meat is thought to have already been consumed.

Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Tuesday apologised before parliament for the issue. “I feel the responsibility for not being able to prevent this from happening and I am very sorry,” he said.

Hay stored outside is thought to have been contaminated by radioactive materials spewed by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in the weeks after it was hit by reactor meltdowns following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

In the latest food scare associated with the disaster, cows from farms outside the 20-kilometre (12-mile) Fukushima nuclear no-go zone were found to have eaten contaminated hay, raising fears that fallout reached a wider area than thought.

On Monday, Fukushima officials said they detected up to 157,000 becquerels of radioactive caesium per kilogram in straw used at some farms — about 520 times the government-designated limit.

The government has sought to reassure the public that there is no immediate health threat from eating standard quantities of the beef.

The accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant happened after the March disasters crippled cooling systems, sparking reactor meltdowns and the release of radiation into the air, sea and soil.

Tens of thousands remain evacuated from homes, businesses and farms inside the no-go area, and embattled plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. faces massive compensation costs.

Japan has not set up a centralised system to check vegetables and meat for radiation, relying instead on testing carried out by local authorities.

Agriculture minister Michihiko Kano said Tuesday that his ministry would carry out checks across the country on rice straw for beef cattle.

Edano said affected farmers would be compensated for losses as a result of the ban. “We will take every possible measure to ensure appropriate compensation for cattle farmers,” Edano said.

Revelations that contaminated food has reached markets have again raised food safety fears after radioactive materials were found in a range of goods including green vegetables, tea, milk and fish.

In the aftermath of the crisis at the Fukushima plant, the government restricted shipments of milk, spinach and other vegetables before lifting them, saying radiation was below safety levels.

Tea grown south of Tokyo was found to also be well over the government limit for contamination.

Workers are still battling to stabilise the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant four months after the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan’s northeast coast, leaving 20,000 dead or missing.

Kan’s government and TEPCO on Tuesday said the plant’s reactors were now being “stably” cooled and efforts to achieve a safe cold shutdown by January at the latest were on track, in an update on efforts to resolve the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl 25 years ago.

The nation was braced for heavy rain and fierce wind as strong typhoon Ma-On churned towards the country on Tuesday, prompting workers at the crippled plant to take safety measures.

Japan: Radioactive Beef Exceeding Safety Limit Sold In 18 Prefectures!

Related info:

AND NOW … Goverment Officials Admit Responsibility For Colossal Blunder’ On Radioactive Cattle Feed – Government Allowed Cows Emitting Up To 100,000 CPM Of Radioactivity, This Amount Would Require Humans To Undergo Full-Body Decontamination

SHOCK As Radioactive Straw Has Been Produced 75 Km From Fukushima!


#Radioactive Beef Exceeding Safety Limit Sold in 18 Prefectures (EX-SKF, July 18, 2011):

Of 648 meat cows (as of July 18, and counting) that were fed the radioactive rice hay, some are found to contain radioactive cesium far exceeding the provisional safety limit of 500 becquerels/kg.

Yomiuri Shinbun (7/19/2011) reports:

高濃度の放射性セシウムに汚染された稲わらを食べた疑いのある牛が出荷された問題で、少なくとも18都府県で流通していた食肉から、国の暫定規制値(1キロ・グラムあたり500ベクレル)を超えるセシウムが検出されていたことが19日、読売新聞の集計で分かった。

Yomiuri Shinbun’s survey has revealed that radioactive cesium exceeding the provisional safety limit (500 becquerels/kg) has been detected from the beef sold in 18 Prefectures. The beef came from the meat cows suspected of having been fed with the rice hay contaminated with high level of radioactive cesium.

Read moreJapan: Radioactive Beef Exceeding Safety Limit Sold In 18 Prefectures!

AND NOW … Goverment Officials Admit Responsibility For Colossal Blunder’ On Radioactive Cattle Feed – Government Allowed Cows Emitting Up To 100,000 CPM Of Radioactivity, This Amount Would Require Humans To Undergo Full-Body Decontamination

The government got caught and now they present you another lie:

“This is nothing less than a colossal blunder by our ministry. It was beyond our expectations that straw would become a source of radioactive contamination,”

Nobody is that stupid. The government and TEPCO are deliberately covering everything up and lie whenever they open their mouth.

And I could give you probably a hundred links by now that prove that the government lied to the Japanese people all of the time.

See also:

129 Kg Of Radioactive Shiitake Mushrooms (1,770 Becquerels/Kg Cesium) GROWN INDOORS in Date City, Fukushima Went To Wholesale Market In Tokyo

SHOCK As Radioactive Straw Has Been Produced 75 Km From Fukushima!

TEPCO and the government knew from the beginning of the disaster what is really going on.

Radiation Being Spread ‘Almost Willfully’ In Japan, The Country Is Getting Unhinged

Where Is the OUTRAGE? TEPCO Had A Fallout Projection Map On March 12 And Faxed It To The Government!

Prof. Hiroaki Koide of Kyoto University On The UGLY TRUTH About The Nuclear Disasters Of Chernobyl And Fukushima (Video)

Here is how the government protects your health:

“The checks involved electronically measuring the amount of radioactive material on the surface of the animals’ bodies. Shipment is allowed if the detected radioactive emissions are below 100,000 counts per minute. The same amount of radioactive material on a human would require that person to undergo full-body decontamination.”

Wake up Japan!


‘Colossal blunder’ on radioactive cattle feed / Govt officials admit responsibility for foul-up that let tainted beef enter nation’s food supply (Yomiuri Shimbun, July 18, 2011):

Officials of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry have admitted they did not consider the possibility of cattle ingesting straw contaminated by radioactive substances emitted from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

“This is nothing less than a colossal blunder by our ministry. It was beyond our expectations that straw would become a source of radioactive contamination,” a ministry official said.

A total of 143 beef cattle suspected of being contaminated with radioactive cesium after ingesting straw that was stored outdoors have been shipped from Fukushima Prefecture and distributed to wholesalers, retailers and consumers in various prefectures.

Livestock farmers and others in the meat industry have attacked the government for its failure to prevent the problem.

Read moreAND NOW … Goverment Officials Admit Responsibility For Colossal Blunder’ On Radioactive Cattle Feed – Government Allowed Cows Emitting Up To 100,000 CPM Of Radioactivity, This Amount Would Require Humans To Undergo Full-Body Decontamination

SHOCK As Radioactive Straw Has Been Produced 75 Km From Fukushima!

Imagine my total absence of shock.

Radiation Being Spread ‘Almost Willfully’ In Japan, The Country Is Getting Unhinged

Soil Just Outside Tokyo Contains 52,547 Bq/Kg Of Radioactive Cesium (‘Sample Was From The Side Of The Street Where Children Walk Everyday’)

Burned NORMAL HOUSEHOLD TRASH In Kashiwa City In Chiba Prefecture: 70,800 Becquerels Per Kg Radioactive Cesium!!!!!

High Levels Of Radioactive Cesium In Ashes FROM REGULAR HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE At Tokyo Trash Burning Plant

Fukushima = Chernobyl x 18.51 – Fukushima Water 144 Times As Radioactive As Anticipated – Water Treatment System Halted

Another ‘Level 7′: 720,000 Terabecquerels of Radioactive Materials in 100,000 Tonnes of Contaminated Water at Fukushima

Prof. Hiroaki Koide of Kyoto University On The UGLY TRUTH About The Nuclear Disasters Of Chernobyl And Fukushima (Video)

Fukushima: Three Million of Millions of Potential Lethal Doses (PDF)

Fukushima Now Equal To 50 Plus Chernobyls & 3,000 Billion Lethal Doses Of Radiation:

Three thousand billion (3,000,000,000,000) Lethal Doses of Radiation means there are 429 Lethal Doses chasing each and every one of us on the planet, to put it in a nutshell. This is up from about 70 Billion Lethal Doses March 23, 2011. It is getting worse everyday without any intervention by the US and the other nuclear powers.


Finding that radiation-tainted straw was produced far from nuclear plant causes shock (Mainichi, July 15, 2011):

Revelations that radiation-contaminated rice straw used as feed for beef cattle was produced far away from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant have sent shockwaves through the livestock farming community in Fukushima Prefecture.

Consumers have also been filled with a sense of growing distrust in the government over delays in responding to the problem of radiation-tainted beef.

Forty-two beef cows that ate rice straw contaminated with radioactive cesium were found to have been shipped from a livestock farm in the Fukushima Prefecture town of Asakawa from April 8. The rice straw had been supplied by a farmer in Shirakawa, about 75 kilometers away from the tsunami-hit nuclear power station.

“It’s unbelievable that this (contamination) occurred in an area so far away from the nuclear plant,” said a 34-year-old man who has run a livestock farm in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, for nearly 10 years.

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