Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Japan: Low radiation found near Fukushima nuke plant

The first study of Japanese living near the Fukushima nuclear plant damaged by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami has found low levels of radiation exposure, The Washington Post reports.

Between September and this past March, researchers measured levels of radioactive cesium in 8,066 adults and 1,432 children in Minamisoma, about 14 miles north of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant. The average radiation was "well under" under 1 millisiever, considered a safe dosage, the Post writes.

Roughly one-third of the residents tested -- 235 children and 3,051 adults -- had detectable cesium radiation.

Read more: USA Today


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