Record Radiation Level Detected in Underground Water at Fukushima NPP

World | January 18, 2014, Saturday // 15:32
Bulgaria: Record Radiation Level Detected in Underground Water at Fukushima NPP Photo by EPA/BGNES

Record high levels of radioactive substances have been detected in underground waters under the Japanese Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant (NPP).

The operator of the N-plant, Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), as cited by ITAR-TASS and the Focus news agency, informed that the concentration of radioactive substances in water samples taken on Friday from a well on the territory of the second unit of the NPP exceeded 2,7 million Becquerel per liter against a norm of 150 Bq.

The authorities also detected strong beta radiation in the water indicating the presence of radioactive strontium-90.

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