Saturday, March 26, 2011

Radiation spikes in seawater off stricken Japan plant

Seawater 19 miles from Fukushima has radiation levels 1,250 times higher then normal.

From Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Radiation levels have soared in seawater near Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, officials said on Saturday, as engineers struggled to stabilize the power station two weeks after it was hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami.

Tests on Friday showed iodine 131 levels in seawater 30 km (19 miles) from the coastal nuclear complex had spiked 1,250 times higher than normal, but it was not considered a threat to marine life or food safety, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said.

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