Saturday, May 28, 2011

May - High radiation found on seabed in 300-km stretch off Fukushima

Radiation levels up to several hundred times normal have been detected on the Pacific seabed in a 300-kilometer-long area off the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the science ministry said Friday.
The ministry said high-level radioactive materials were detected on the seabed in a north-south stretch ranging from Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture to Choshi, Chiba Prefecture and warned the contamination could affect the safety of seafood.
The science ministry said it detected iodine and cesium on the seabed at 12 spots 15- to 50-km from the coastline between May 9 and 14.

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