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RT: Japan ‘to measure cesium levels’ off crippled Fukushima to assess sea damage . . . are we seeing the next crisis in the making? ~J

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Published time: September 14, 2013 19:00

 

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Japan’s nuclear authority is to conduct radiation surveys to measure the long-term effect on marine resources on the seabed off the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant that has been leaking toxic water since 2011, the Japanese media reports.

The tests which are to be conducted by the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) are aimed at measuring cesium levels at 600,000 points on the seabed from 200 locations, the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Saturday.

The NRA is to monitor the spots in a 1,000 square-kilometer area stretching 50 kilometers north-south and 20 kilometers east-west off the crippled nuclear power plant, according to the daily.

Triggered by an earthquake and resulting tsunami, three of the plant’s reactors suffered a nuclear meltdown in March 2011. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the former operator of the nuclear plant, now responsible for the clean-up says…

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