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Gov’t: Highest plutonium concentration found almost 20km away from Fukushima plant

Published: March 14th, 2012 at 4:24 pm ET
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Title: Fukushima contamination is much less extensive than Chernobyl – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun
Source: Asahi
Date: March 14, 2012

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology released its findings March 13

Soil analysis at 2,200 locations within a 100-kilometer radius of the Fukushima plant since June found  [...] the maximum strontium-90 concentration in Fukushima was 5,700 becquerels per square meter at a distance of 4.9 km from the Fukushima No. 1 plant. The maximum combined plutonium-239 and plutonium-240 concentrations were 15 becquerels per square meter at a distance of 18 km from the nuclear plant.

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Published: March 14th, 2012 at 4:24 pm ET
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