Thursday, August 18, 2011

Mainichi: "Excessive levels of radioactive cesium found 100 km from plant"

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20110817p2g00m0dm008000c.html


"FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) -- "Excessive levels of radioactive cesium were found in sludge in a ditch at a district court branch in Fukushima Prefecture, about 100 kilometers west of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, the court said Tuesday.

The isotope in the sludge, sampled from a ditch at the Fukushima District Court's Aizuwakamatsu branch, measured about 186,000 becquerels per kilogram, the court said, adding it plans to remove the sludge after consulting with local governments.

Under government standards, sludge can be used in a landfill as long as the radioactive cesium contained in it measures 8,000 becquerels per kilogram or lower."

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