17 Nov '11, 8am

Fukushima radiation 'mostly fell in sea': study - Straits Times via @Sannri

Fukushima radiation 'mostly fell in sea': study - Straits Times via @Sannri

A view of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Japan. -- PHOTO: AP TOKYO (AFP) - Most of the radioactive fallout from the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant dropped into the ocean and began circling the planet, Japanese researchers said on Thursday. Up to 80 per cent of the caesium released by the Fukushima Daiichi power plant landed in the Pacific and made its way into other oceans around the world, scientists at the Meteorological Research Institute said. 'The rest has fallen on land' in and around Fukushima, said Hiroshi Takahashi, a researcher at the institute in Ibaraki, northeast of Tokyo. 'The results mean the ocean was more contaminated than land, although recent data have shown that ocean pollution resulting from the accident was well below levels affecting humans,' Mr Takahashi said.

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