Radioactive iodine spread south of nuclear plant, NHK, September 22, 2011:
A Japanese government survey shows that radioactive iodine emitted from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant spread not only northwestward but also to the south of the plant [...] at relatively high levels. [...]
Ministry officials say clouds that moved southward over the plant apparently caught large amounts of iodine 131 [...]
Iodine 131 could cause thyroid cancer through internal exposure. The ministry is therefore trying to determine at what levels the substance spread immediately after the accident [...]
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Published: September 22nd, 2011 at 7:56 pm ET