Strontium found in groundwater for first time — 240 times above max limit

Published: June 12th, 2011 at 1:12 pm ET
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Strontium found in groundwater near stricken Fukushima plant, DPA, June 12, 2011:

Radioactive contamination from the stricken nuclear power facility Fukushima has worsened, the operators Tepco warned Sunday, with probes of groundwater turning up traces of strontium that were 240 times above the allowable maximum limit. [...]

The Kyodo news agency said it was the first discovery of strontium in the groundwater [...]

Tepco said that due to technical problems it could not yet start testing a new facility to decontaminate the tainted water.

Published: June 12th, 2011 at 1:12 pm ET
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