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“Plutonium Found Leaking Out Of Japan Nuclear Plant” via NPR

Highly toxic plutonium has seeped into the soil outside the troubled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power complex in northeastern Japan, officials say. The amounts detected in two different soil samples taken from the facility did not pose a risk to humans, safety officials say.

The plutonium levels found were so low, they could have been from soil almost anywhere on Earth, NPR’s Jon Hamilton reports from Tokyo. A government spokesman said Tuesday that an analysis of the specific radioactive isotopes suggests the material came from a nearby reactor.

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