Nuclear Radiation Can Hit World Beach Resorts

As NewsBalita.com has reported earlier, the nuclear radiation in Japan can travel through water, not only through air. If that is the case, nuclear radiation or radioactive materials can reach and hit beach resorts. But maybe, only resorts in Japan may be affected. Beaches in Asia are perhaps safe and secure from nuclear contamination. However, Asian beach resorts owners must continue to monitor the radiation level in their seawater.

Here’s the latest report from Japan Press:

High levels of radioactive substances have been found in seawater near a water outlet of Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s <9501> troubled nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, the power firm said Tuesday.

On Monday afternoon, Tokyo Electric conducted sampling of seawater in the Pacific Ocean about 100 meters south of the outlet near the No. 4 reactor of the Fukushima No. 1 plant at the center of Japan’s nuclear crisis caused by the massive earthquake and tsunami on March 11.

Analyzing the sample, the firm detected iodine-131 whose level was 126.7 times the average density in the past three months, the upper limit defined under the nuclear reactor control law.

Also detected were cesium-134, whose levels were 24.8 times the three-month average, and cesium-137, whose levels were 16.5 times the legal limit.

The law calls for limiting the amounts of radioactive substances in water to levels that will not add up to one millisievert of radiation if such water is drunk for a whole year. (prweb.com)

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