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“Daily update from Japan” on Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Tuesday, March 29, 12:30 a.m. ET, Tokyo

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) reported that plutonium (plutonium 238, plutonium 239, and plutonium 240) was found in soil samples taken from five spots within the site. The radioactivity level is the same level as that of fallout from nuclear tests; however, it is believed that two out of the five samples, which detected plutonium 238, are believed to come from this accident.

Monday, March 28, 5 p.m. ET, Tokyo

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