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Radioactive cesium in wastes found 500 km from Fukushima near great lake

Cesium-137flag-japanExtremely Malicious’: Hundreds of tons of radioactive waste found over 500 kilometers from Fukushima near Japan’s biggest lake http://enenews.com/extremely-malicious-hundreds-of-tons-of-radioactive-waste-found-near-japans-biggest-lake-over-500-kilometers-from-fukushima
Title: Tons of cesium-tainted wood chips found near Japan’s biggest lake

Source: Kyodo

Date: Sep 18, 2013

Tons of cesium-tainted wood chips found near Japan’s biggest lake

Radioactive cesium has been found on an estimated 200 to 300 tons of wood chips that were left months ago near Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture, prefectural officials said.

Samples of the chips show a reading of up to 3,000 becquerels per kilogram, the officials said Tuesday. […]

The Shiga government started an investigation to determine where the chips came from. They were found in the dry bed of the Kamo River in Takashima and other locations near the lake, officials said. […]

“The site is an estuary leading to Lake Biwa, and leaving (the chips) there without permission is extremely malicious. We will deal with the matter strictly,” Gov. Yukiko Kada said.

See also: Japan Times: Cesium levels spiking with unusually high amount of fallout in Okutama, Tokyo up to 300,000 Bq/m² — Home to World’s largest drinking water reservoir of its kind, built to supply Tokyo

September 23, 2013 - Posted by | environment, Japan

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