Among the dozens of sites across Taiwan proper, Penghu and Kinmen, the alliance detected artificial nuclides of plutonium at National Taichung University of Science and Technology as well as caesium-134
and caesium-137 at Taichung Civic Square, he said, arguing that Taiwan is being polluted by radioactivity.
Earlier this month Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) said groundwater samples taken at the battered plant showed levels of possibly cancer-causing caesium-134
had shot up more than 110 times in a few days.
The giant utility that services Tokyo and its surrounding regions has said groundwater samples taken at the battered Fukushima Daiichi plant on Tuesday showed levels of possibly cancer-causing caesium-134
were more than 110 times higher than they were on Friday.
2 and the sea showed levels of radioactive caesium-134
had grown by over 20% in 24 hours.
Following the accident, the EU adopted Implementing Regulation 297/2011, reinforcing controls on iodine-131, caesium-134
and caesium-137 for all food and feed originating in 11 prefectures near the nuclear plant.
Although the major nuclear contaminants dispersed from the Fukushima Daiichi facilities vary widely in their effects on the marine environment, the cumulative effects of iodine-131, caesium-134
, and caesium-137 are not negligible .
certain radioactive elements in food and feed (iodine-131, caesium-134
Analytical results for all of the 24 samples for various vegetables, fruit (strawberry) and seafood in five prefectures (Gunma, Ibaraki, Niigata, Saitama and Tochigi) indicated that iodine-131, caesium-134
and/or caesium-137 were either not detected or were below the regulation values set by the Japanese authorities.
Samples taken on Monday showed levels of possibly cancer-causing caesium-134
were more than 90 times higher than on Friday, at 9,000 becquerels per litre, TEPCO revealed.
At a meeting of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health, on 23 March, the member states' experts endorsed a European Commission proposal to align the maximum levels of caesium-134
and caesium-137 with the new Japanese maximum levels, which will apply from 1 April.
Analytical results for 98 of the 111 samples for various vegetables, spinach and other leafy vegetables, fruit (strawberry), seafood, various meats (beef, chicken and pork) and unprocessed raw milk in eight prefectures (Chiba, Fukushima, Gunma, Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Niigata, Tochigi, and Tokyo), indicated that iodine-131, caesium-134
and caesium-137 were either not detected or were below the regulation values set by the Japanese authorities.