Radiation in ocean rises near Fukushima-1

Posted: May 16, 2011 in Earthquake, missing headlines, News
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Monday, May 16, 2011

The level of radioactive materials in the ocean near Japan’s crippled Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant has risen to 3,300 times the legal limit today, public broadcaster NHK reports. The plant’s operator said 200 becquerels of cesium-134 per cubic centimeter were detected near No.3 reactor’s water intake on Monday morning. The latest measurement showed higher levels than on the previous day, when it was 2,300 times the legal limit. TEPCO also detected excessive levels of radioactive cesium-137. Last week, highly radioactive water was found leaking in to the ocean from a pit located near the water intake of No.3 reactor. The level of cesium-134 was 32,000 times the legal limit there. Japan is struggling to bring the emergency at the plant under control after the March 11 quake and tsunami triggered the world’s worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.

For more info see: http://rt.com/news/line/2011-05-16/#id10177

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