26 Mar '11, 3am

Radioactive iodine 1,250 times the legal limit has been detected in the ocean near Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant.

Radioactive iodine 1,250 times the legal limit has been detected in the ocean near Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant.

A young evacuee is screened at a shelter for leaked radiation. -- PHOTO: AP OSAKA - THE operator of Japan's disaster-hit Fukushima nuclear plant has detected radioactive iodine 1,250 times the legal limit in Pacific Ocean waters nearby, the nuclear safety agency said on Saturday. In a test by the Tokyo Electric Power Company, 'radioactive iodine-131 at 1250.8 times the legal limit was detected several hundred metres offshore near reactor number one,' the agency official told AFP. The readings were taken about 300m offshore, public broadcaster NHK said. The reading is sharply higher than several taken last week. Tepco said on Thursday that iodine-131 levels in the ocean near the plant were 145 times the legal level, Kyodo News reported. Fire-engines and concrete trucks have poured thousands of tons of seawater onto the reactors and into fuel rod pools at the plant after coo...

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