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High radiation detected in fish off Fukushima via NHK World

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says it has detected radiation 380 times the government safety limit in a fish caught off Fukushima Prefecture.

Tokyo Electric Power Company is measuring radiation exposure in fish and shellfish caught within 20 kilometers of the troubled plant from March this year.

The company caught 20 kinds of fish and shellfish at 5 locations from mid-July to early August.

The utility says it detected 38,000 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium in a rock trout caught about 1 kilometer off Minamisoma City on August 1st.

The level is 380 times the government safety limit, and the highest so far in the firm’s surveys in the area. The previous high was 18.8 times.

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♢ Article in Japanese:

アイナメから2.5万ベクレル=セシウム濃度、過去最高値-福島第1から20キロ沖 via 時事ドットコム

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