NHK: Radioactive homes being built in Japan — Gov’t admits no radiation standards set (VIDEOS)

Published: January 16th, 2012 at 1:00 am ET
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Title: Irradiated gravel used for Fukushima condominium
Source: NHK WORLD English
Date: Sunday, January 15, 2012 22:48 +0900 (JST)

Officials in Fukushima Prefecture say they have detected high levels of radiation in a new building. They say a construction material may have been tainted with radioactive substances from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

The officials say the contamination was found at a 3-story apartment building in Nihonmatsu City that was completed last July.

The city checked the condo for radiation in December after regular monitoring found that children living there had been exposed to higher levels of radiation than other children over a 3-month period.

The city found that the radioactive cesium level on the first floor was 1.24 microsieverts per hour, which is higher than outside. [...]

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Title: No radiation standards set for gravel shipments
Source: NHK WORLD English
Date: Monday, January 16, 2012 06:06 +0900 (JST)

Japan’s industry ministry says it has set no radiation standards for gravel shipments from areas affected by the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

The ministry’s admission came after high levels of radiation were detected in a new building [...]

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AS EX-SKF points out, radioactivity may also be in the ash used to make cement and other building materials:

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Published: January 16th, 2012 at 1:00 am ET
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