Kyodo: Strontium detected in groundwater — Says 240 times max limit was actually found in seawater

Published: June 12th, 2011 at 5:12 pm ET
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High level of strontium found at Fukushima plant, Kyodo, June 13, 2011:

Radioactive strontium up to 240 times the legal concentration limit has been detected in seawater samples collected near an intake at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Sunday.

The utility said the substance was also found in groundwater near the plant’s Nos. 1 and 2 reactors. The government’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said it is the first time that the substance has been found in groundwater. [...]

Strontium tends to accumulate in bones and is believed to cause bone cancer and leukemia. [...]

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