14 September 2012, 12:37

Russian scientists find radiation off Fukushima coast

Russian scientists find radiation off Fukushima coast

Russian scientists have detected radiation in the north-west of the Pacific Ocean at a distance between 500-800 km to the east from Japan’s troubled Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant. The expedition of the Russian geographical society has detected that the concentration of cesium-137 in that area exceeds the norm 10 times.

Russian scientists have detected radiation in the north-west of the Pacific Ocean at a distance between 500-800 km to the east from Japan’s troubled Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant.

The expedition of the Russian geographical society has detected that the concentration of cesium-137 in that area exceeds the norm 10 times.

This is the first time when concentration of cesium 137 was found in the local sea waters while the air is clean.

The level of radiation near the Russian coast is normal.

In March 2011, a powerful earthquake and tsunami caused a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima-1 NPP.

RIA

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