Title: Radioactive mud in Fukushima school pools tops 100,000 becquerels
Author: MASAKAZU HONDA
Date: April 22, 2013
Radioactive cesium levels exceeding 100,000 becquerels per kilogram were measured in mud accumulated at the bottom of swimming pools at two high schools in and around Fukushima city. [...]
In March 2012, the CRMS tested mud collected from the pool of the high school in Fukushima. The radioactive cesium level was 65,900 becquerels, according to the results released on April 1 this year.
The prefectural government has measured radioactivity levels of water in the school pool, but not the mud. The latest results for mud from the high school swimming pool in Fukushima showed 104,100 becquerels per kilogram.
[...] test results showed 119,461 becquerels for the high school pool outside the prefectural capital [...]
See also: Gov’t: South of Tokyo 12,400 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium found next to children’s swimming poo
Published: April 22nd, 2013 at 1:44 pm ET
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