Ash in Chiba is radioactive via The Japan Times online

CHIBA — High levels of radioactive cesium have been detected in incinerated ash at waste disposal facilities in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, apparently the result of the nuclear crisis, local officials said.

At one waste disposal center in Kashiwa, up to 70,800 becquerels of cesium per kg was detected from ash collected June 24, and more than 60,000 becquerels per kg was found in ash collected July 1 and 2, the city office said.

Up to 48,900 becquerels per kg were detected at a facility for burying the ash from waste disposal centers in the city, while a maximum of 9,780 becquerels per kg was observed at another waste disposal center.

Ash in Chiba is radioactive

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