This Japanese blog post reveals that contamination of the grounds of the Imperial Palace, home of the Emperor of Japan, is contaminated with 7.15 million becquerels per square meter of radioactive cesium. This is 15 times the amount which necessitated evacuation of contaminated areas near Chernobyl.
According to Wikipedia, “During the height of the 1980s Japanese property bubble, the palace grounds were valued by some as more than the value of all the real estate in the state of California.” The alien and evil force of nuclear continues to destroy our wealth, our historic institutions, our lives, and our future.
Fukushima Diary has a post about iodine-131 being detected in school lunch items in Hokkaido. The earliest date of detection was June 17, which agrees with the previous discussion here about a recent criticality event at Daiichi. Certainly my poor thyroid has been detecting this as well over the past couple of weeks.
The following heartbreaking video shows the death of horses at the Hosokawa horse ranch in Iitate, Fukushima prefecture. It describes better than words the hideous abomination of ionizing radiation, and how it destroys all life.