– 91,600 Bq/Kg of Radioactive Cesium from Sunflowers in Iitate-mura, Fukushima (EX-SKF, Feb. 14, 2012):
So the sunflowers DID concentrate radioactive cesium in soil. It was not where the Japanese government wanted you to find.
According to one Iitate-mura villager, Mr. Itoh, who had his sunflowers tested, the radioactive cesium was IN THE ROOTS. He suspects that the government knew, and cherry-picked the data that seemingly supported the foregone conclusion that sunflowers do not work in decontaminating the soil.
Why? Because the government wants and needs to distribute big money to big businesses that closely work with the government in the “decontamination” bubble that they’ve created.
From his tweets on February 7, 2012:
ヒ マワリの根 セシウム１３４ 39,500ｂｑ／ｋｇ セシウム１３７ 52,100ｂｑ／ｋｇ セシウム計 91,600ｂｑ／ｋｇ。ヒマワリの根の灰については、焼却温度が低く、体積が１／４程度にしか減らなかった、２，２００ｇの根を燃やし ４６０ｇの灰が出た。
Sunflower roots: Cesium-134, 39,500 Bq/kg; cesium-137, 52,100 Bq/kg; total 91,600 Bq/kg. Since the roots were burned at low a temperature, the roots were reduced to only one-quarter in mass. 2,200 grams of the roots were burned, resulting in 460 grams of ashes.