Adachi school drainpipe has mini hot spot via The Japan Times Online

High levels of radiation have been found at a public elementary school in Adachi Ward, Tokyo, near the end of a downspout for rainwater from the roof of a swimming pool’s equipment room, a ward official said Tuesday.

The radiation reading — 3.99 microsieverts per hour — was detected 5 cm above the ground near the drainpipe at Higashi Fuchie Elementary School when the ward checked Monday, official Hiroyuki Komatsu said. That compares with the 0.25-microsievert threshold the ward set, above which it would remove soil or take other decontamination action, he said.

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