Thursday, March 31, 2011

RADIATION 4385 TIMES LEGAL LIMIT IN SEAWATER

Officials said earlier this week that dangerous plutonium was found in soil near the reactors.

Japanese officials are testing the soil contaminated by radiation from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to try to determine whether spring farming can begin as alarmingly high radiation levels were detected outside the evacuation zone today.

"As a ratio, it was about two times higher" than levels at which the agency recommends evacuations," International Atomic Energy Agency Official Elena Buglova said at a news conference.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/japan-nuclear-crisis-radiation-spike-detected-evacuation-zone/story?id=13262326

“Elena Buglova, an IAEA official, said radiation at the village of Iitate, about 25 miles from the Fukushima complex, “was about two times higher” than levels at which the agency recommends evacuation­s.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Gelfling/japan-radiation-widen-evacuation-zone_n_842905_82688738.html