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China: Radiation affects wider areas in Pacific waters off Fukushima

08-15-2011 13:33 BJT

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China's State Oceanic Administration has released the test results of radioactive materials in waters in the Western Pacific region affected by Japan's Fukushima nuclear crisis.

The tests show the polluted area is far wider than the areas released by the Japanese government. And the possibility has not been ruled out that the nuclear pollution has flowed into Chinese waters. The announcement has attracted a wide array of concern.

Initial tests of samples collected from these areas show that radioactive cesium-137 and -134, as well as strontium-90 can be found in all water samples.

Waters in the Western Pacific region east and south-east
of Japan's Fukushima are 'clearly affected' by the
radioactive materials leaked from the crippled nuclear
power plant in Fukushima. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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