Friday, June 10, 2011

A Teaparty worse than one with that tri-cornered hat guy

Along with news that the meltdown may have become a melt-through at Fukushima, comes this "delightful" information.

Radioactive cesium exceeding the legal limit was detected in tea made in a factory in Shizuoka City, more than 300 kilometers away from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Shizuoka Prefecture is one of the most famous tea producing areas in Japan...detecting 679 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium. The legal limit is 500 becquerels.

I just hope somehow a member of the Democratic Party of Japan has a candid picture to tweet so that country has something important to be obsessed about rather than something trivial like radioactivity.

In more metaphorical stories of radioactivity, at least Newt Gingrich's former staffers have something to read...and edit.

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


StonyPillow said...

Japan must then raise the limits. The keiretsu will not yield, and will not let go.

BTW, FDL has embargoed your post in moderation. I know that's an obscene amount of radioactive contamination, but I'm not sure how that affects Miss Grundy.

Free the Turk!

pansypoo said...

shame they ignored their ancestors warning stones.