TEPCO said water samples collected from a well on Thursday contained 400,000 becquerels per litre of beta-ray emitting substances, the highest reading since the nuclear accident was triggered in March 2011.
October 19, 2013

Groundwater radiation spikes at crippled Fukushima (via AFP)

Groundwater radiation levels at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have soared near a tank that leaked 300 tonnes of toxic water in August, struggling operator Tokyo Electric Power said. TEPCO said water samples collected from a well on Thursday…

 

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