Radioactive iodine found in Tokyo’s tap water

Published: March 19th, 2011 at 9:21 am ET


Traces of radioactive iodine found in tap water in Tokyo, other areas, Kyodo News, March 19, 2011 at 9:01 am EST:

Slight amounts of radioactive iodine have been detected in tap water in Tokyo, its vicinity and most prefectures neighboring Fukushima apparently due to the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the government said Saturday. …

[T]races of cesium have also been found in tap water in two of them — Tochigi and Gunma, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology said, adding their levels do not affect human health even if they are taken in. …

In Maebashi, Gunma, 2.5 becquerels of iodine and 0.38 becquerel of cesium were detected Friday per kilogram of water, the prefectural government said, adding it is the first time the substances were found since it began testing tap water for radioactive materials in 1990. …

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Published: March 19th, 2011 at 9:21 am ET


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2 comments to Radioactive iodine found in Tokyo’s tap water

  • xdrfox

    Hope there is some independent testing done on a daily basis, so there is real credibility here.

  • No worries! :P

    No worries…that stuff just destroys your thyroid, a little thing that actually has duties like maintaining your heartbeat, metabolism, and keeping you alive.