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+ - Cesium levels soar in Fukushima plant groundwater

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AmiMoJo (196126) writes "The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says radioactive cesium levels at one of the plant's observation wells have soared over the past 3 days. On Monday, TEPCO recorded 9,000 becquerels of cesium 134 and 18,000 becquerels of cesium 137 per liter of water at a well between the No. 2 reactor building and the sea.

Both radioactive substances were up about 90 times from the level logged 3 days ago. The same well also showed high levels of beta rays on Friday. The rays would have been emitted from strontium and other radioactive materials. Seawater in the port next to the Fukushima Daiichi plant has been showing increasing levels of radioactive tritium since May."
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Cesium levels soar in Fukushima plant groundwater

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