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Levels of Radioactive Substances in Pacific Marine Increase
Tokyo, Japan, May 4, 2011 /WNCNews/ ?? Levels of radioactive substances have increased
in Japan??s Pacific seabed, especially near the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, which
was paralyzed by the earthquake and tsunami on last March, thus as reported by the rea
??Samples which are collected from areas on the seabed which is located about 15 kilom
eters (9 miles) from the Fukushima DaiichiNPP contain cesium-138 as much as 1400 becqu
erels per kilogram,?? said Tokyo Electric Power Company(TEPCO).
The levels of radioactive substances were 600 times higher than maximum levels in
the past, 2.3 becquerels per kilogram, which was detected in the northeast of
The samples which were taken on Friday also contain levels of cesium-134 as much as
1300 becquerels and 190 becquerels of iodine-131, according to TEPCO statement that
was issued on Tuesday night, after the first analysis of the seabed since the
massive disaster on March 11.
According to TEPCO spokesman, levels of both compounds were too low to be measured
in the past. The company did not say whether it is considered as dangerous levels or
Meanwhile, samples taken at another location, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) from
the reactor also showed the levels ofradioactive substances which is also high.
TEPCO said that they will continue to check radiation levels.
We can not say anything exactly with a single proof. We will conduct the examination
of more samples and keep to monitor,?? said the spokesman.
Samples taken from a depth of 20-30 meters (66-100 feet) about 3 kilometers from the
coast. Fukushima nuclear power planthas released radiation into the air, land, and
sea after suffering severe damage from a large earthquake and tsunami.
Greenpeace, last Tuesday, started doing independent tests on samples of sea water arou
nd Japan??s nuclear plants which are paralyzed because radiation contamination.
Samples will be collected outside 12 miles of the territorial waters of Japan in acc
ordance with government regulations,?? said Greenpeace.
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Radiation Levels Increase 10 Times in Waters Near the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
Sendai, Japan, March 26, 2011 /WNCNews/ ?? The radiation levels increased 10 times in
a day in the territorial sea or waters near Fukushima nuclear power plant, Japan. The
workers at nuclear power...
Radioactive Substances from Japanese Nuclear Reactor Detected in Russia
Moscow, Russia, April 1, 2011 /WNCNews/ ?? Radioactive substances of nuclear reactors
in Fukushima, Japan were detected in Russia. However, this does not harm people health
. Reported by AFP on Saturday...
Tepco Admits There is Miscalculation of Radiation Levels
Tokyo, Japan, March 28, 2011 /WNCNews/ Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), compan
y which operates Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant admitted that there is miscalculation o
f radiation levels in the...
Fish in the Sea of ??Japan Contaminated Radioactive from Fukushima NPP
Tokyo, Japan, April 10, 2011 /WNCNews/ ?? Radioactive cesium exceeded the normal limit
for consumption was found in samples of fish off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture in
northeastern Japan where...
Radioactive Water in Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Will be Disposed to the Sea
Tokyo, Japan, April 4, 2011 /WNCNews/ ?? The Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), the oper
ator of nuclear power Fukushima, Daiichi, on Monday (4/4) said their plan to drain wat
er containing radioactive...