Radiation detected on Japan seabedJune 28th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) High levels of radioactive strontium have been found on the seabed near the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, officials said Tuesday.
The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said strontium-89 and 90 were discovered in the seabed soil, three km from the coast near the nuclear complex, Kyodo News reported.
A magnitude-9 quake struck off Japan’s northeast coast March 11, triggering a tsunami and explosions at the Fukushima plant.
The disaster destroyed over 151,000 buildings and killed over 15,000 people, while at least 9,893 people are still missing.
The damage from the disaster could cost the government $184 billion.
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