Radioactive substances found in sea water
Radioactive substances have been detected in sea water samples taken near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Tokyo Electric Power Company checked the amount in a bucket of water that was taken from an area 100 meters south of the plant water outlet on Monday afternoon.
It said the water contained higher levels of radioactive materials. Iodine 131 was 126.7 times higher than the legal level, cesium 134 was 24.8 higher, and cesium 137 was 16.5 times higher. Cobalt 58 was below the legal limit.
The electric company said it only conducted the test once and cannot tell the affects on marine life and sea water in the area.
The company said it will carry out more tests in wider areas.
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