Security Tokyo has tested two sets of imported foods from California and found low levels of cesium 134. Due to the short half life of cesium 134 the source could be identified as fallout from Fukushima Daiichi being found in California produce. University of California Berkeley found some fallout in food products in 2011 but stopped testing soon after.
Security Tokyo found 0.08 Bq / kg of cesium 134, 0.11 Bq / kg of cesium 137 for a total of .19 bq/kg of cesium in California prunes.
.07 bq/kg of cesium 134 and .10 bq/kg of cesium 137 was found in California almonds.
While the amounts are low they do show that food production in the US has been impacted by the nuclear disaster in Japan. How widespread this kind of contamination is deserves honest investigation since so much of the US food supply comes from California so an individual’s consumption could be quite high, leading to cumulative doses.
This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team
Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org
All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may be plagiarized, please let us know. If you wish to reproduce any of our content in full or in more than a phrase or quote, please contact us first to obtain permission.