Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Japan Today: Contaminated Soil


Contaminated soil found outside Fukushima no-go zone

TOKYO — [excerpted] "High levels of radioactive contamination have been found in soil in the capital of Japan’s Fukushima prefecture, a study showed Wednesday, prompting calls to make the area a voluntary evacuation zone.

Some 307,000 becquerels of cesium per kilogram of soil was detected in an independent survey conducted on Sept 14 by a radiological engineering expert and citizens’ groups.
The Japanese government’s legal limit is 10,000 becquerels per kilogram...."

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