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Radiation covers 8pc of Japan

Posted By admin On November 22, 2011 @ 4:19 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Mark Willacy
ABC Melbourne [1]
November 22, 2011

Japan’s science ministry says 8 per cent of the country’s surface area has been contaminated by radiation from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

It says more than 30,000 square kilometres of the country has been blanketed by radioactive caesium.

The ministry says most of the contamination was caused by four large plumes of radiation spewed out by the Fukushima nuclear plant in the first two weeks after meltdowns.

The government says some of the radioactive material fell with rain and snow, leaving the affected areas with accumulations of more than 10,000 becquerels of caesium per square metre.

Last week tests found unsafe levels of radioactive contamination in recently harvested rice from the Fukushima region.

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[1] ABC Melbourne: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-11-22/japan-land-contaminated-by-radiation/3686324/?site=melbourne

[2] Japan: Fukushima disaster released twice as much radiation as initially estimated: http://www.prisonplanet.com/japan-fukushima-disaster-released-twice-as-much-radiation-as-initially-estimated.html

[3] Japan ‘betrayed citizens’ over radiation danger: http://www.prisonplanet.com/japan-betrayed-citizens-over-radiation-danger.html

[4] Land in parts of Japan ‘too radioactive to farm’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/land-in-parts-of-japan-too-radioactive-to-farm.html

[5] U.S. anti-radiation team to leave Japan next week after not being called in: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-anti-radiation-team-to-leave-japan-next-week-after-not-being-called-in.html

[6] Operators Admit Fukushima Radiation Levels Exceed 2 1/2 Times Announced: http://www.prisonplanet.com/operators-admit-fukushima-radiation-levels-exceed-2-12-times-announced-2.html

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