Urgent notice from the ABC: Chitake mushrooms’ radiation top 3,700 Bq/kg

The ABC (ARI Becquerel Center) has found a very high amount of radioactive contamination in a mushroom variety called ‘chitake‘  (other names are ‘chichitake’ or ‘Lactarius volemus’) when measuring samples on August 3.

The said mushrooms were collected at Terako in Nasushiobara City and showed a measurement result of 3,765 Becquerel per kilogram.

Other mushroom varieties have shown high contamination before, but this is the highest result that we has do far. The ABC recommends to have mushrooms collected in the wild undergo measurements.