SOURCE: Strontium found at city near Tokyo after Fukushima disaster, The Australian by Rick Wallace, October 13, 2011
STRONTIUM 90, a highly dangerous radioactive isotope, has reportedly been found atop an apartment building in Yokohama, fuelling fears that fallout from the Fukushima disaster has affected the greater Tokyo area.
Yokohama, a city of 3.6 million people, effectively adjoins the Japanese capital, and sits about 250km from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant.
SOURCE: Radioactive material found 250km from Fukushima, ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) by Mark Willacy, October 12, 2011
Elevated levels of radioactive strontium, which can cause cancer, have been found 250 kilometres from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant.
The find in the city of Yokohama has heightened fears that radiation has spread further than the Japanese government has acknowledged.
Published: October 12th, 2011 at 6:48 pm ET