Thursday, August 23, 2012

Record Radiation Levels Measured off Japan

Record radiation found off Japan 23 Aug 2012 Record levels of radioactive caesium were detected in fish caught within 20km of Japan's damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, news reports said yesterday. The operator Tokyo Electric Power Co said Tuesday it had found 25,800 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive caesium in greenling, 258 times higher than the government safety standard. Fishing in waters off the plant has been voluntarily restricted since the nuclear disaster at the plant, which went into meltdown after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

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