Kyodo: Radiation surged at Fukushima, gov’t tells Tepco “take action” — Asahi: Fish found with “extremely high levels” of radioactive material 40 km from plant

Saturday, January 11, 2014
By Paul Martin
January 11th, 2014

Asahi, Jan. 11, 2014: Fish with very high levels of cesium found near Fukushima […] extremely high levels of radiation […] The Fisheries Research Agency said Jan. 10 the black sea bream had 12,400 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium, 124 times the safety standards for foodstuffs. The fish was caught at the mouth of the Niidagawa river in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, on Nov. 17. The site is 37 kilometers south of the stricken power plant. […] The research institute said it will study the fish further to try and determine when it became contaminated with such high levels of radioactive cesium.

Kyodo, Jan. 11, 2014: Nuclear regulators on Friday called on [Tepco] to take action to address rising radiation levels at the border of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant’s premises, which have jumped to levels eight times higher than the regulatory limit. According to plant operator Tepco, an evaluation of radiation exposure caused by toxic water, rubble and debris, and other waste kept at the plant was below the limit of 1 millisievert per year as of March, but surged to 7.8 millisieverts as of August. […]

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