31 Jul '11, 1pm

Waters off Fukushima affected by radiation

Waters off Fukushima affected by radiation

Waters in the Western Pacific region east and south-east of Japan's Fukushima are 'clearly affected' by the radioactive materials leaked from the crippled nuclear power plant in Fukushima. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BEIJING - WATERS in the Western Pacific region east and south-east of Japan's Fukushima are 'clearly affected' by the radioactive materials leaked from the crippled nuclear power plant in Fukushima, according to a statement from China's State Oceanic Administration on Sunday. Initial tests of samples collected from these areas show that radioactive cesium-137 and -134, as well as strontium-90 can be found in all water samples, the statement said. The statement said that under normal conditions, cesium-134 cannot be detected in sea waters, and that the maximum amounts of cesium-137 and strontium-90 detected in the samples are 300 times and 10 times, respectively, of the ...

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