• FUKUSHIMA RADIOACTIVE GROUNDWATER READINGS ROCKET

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    TOKYO: Toxic radioactive substances in groundwater at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have rocketed over the past three days, its Japanese operator said on Tuesday, admitting it did not know where the leak was coming from. Samples taken on Monday showed levels of possibly cancer-causing caesium-134 were more than 90 times higher than they were on Friday, at 9,000 becquerels per liter. Levels of caesium-137 stood at 18,000 becquerels per liter, 86 times higher than at the end of last week.

    AFP

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