Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May - Radiactive Cesium above safe levels found in Kanagawa

Radioactive material above designated safety limits has been detected in tea leaves harvested in 5 municipalities in Kanagawa Prefecture, neighboring Tokyo. The prefectural government checked samples of leaves harvested in 15 municipalities in the region. Officials say that samples from 5 of those were found to contain unsafe levels of radioactive cesium. They say 780 becquerels of cesium were detected in tea leaves in Odawara City.

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