WSJ: “A potentially disturbing turn” — Plutonium discovered far from Fukushima reactors

Published: October 1st, 2011 at 8:53 am ET
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Japan Discovers Plutonium Far From Crippled Nuclear Reactor, Wall Street Journal, October 1, 2011:

Trace amounts of plutonium were found as far as 28 miles from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear-power plant, the first time that the dangerous element released from the accident was found outside of the immediate area of the plant.

The science ministry report issued Friday comes just as the government lifted one of its evacuation advisories, underscoring the difficulty of restoring normalcy and assuring the safety of residents around the crippled plant. [...]

the latest discovery is a potentially disturbing turn, as it shows that people relatively far from the plant could be exposed to more dangerous elements than had been previously disclosed. [...]

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Published: October 1st, 2011 at 8:53 am ET
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