Radioactive cesium blankets 8% of Japan’s land area – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Posted by Trish Riley, November 26, 2011

Some 8 percent of Japan’s land area, or more than 30,000 square kilometers, has been contaminated with radioactive cesium from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

Spanning 13 prefectures, the affected area has accumulated more than 10,000 becquerels of cesium 134 and 137 per square meter, according to the science ministry.

via Radioactive cesium blankets 8% of Japan’s land area – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun.

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