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Japan: Dead Near Nuclear Plant Too Toxic To Handle From Radiation

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The Japanese authorities say 1,000 dead bodies scattered around Japan’s troubled Fukushima power plant are too radioactive for emergency workers to collect, Kyodo news agency reported on Friday.

The bodies of those killed in devastating earthquake and tsunami that swept the region in mid-March were contaminated when radiation began leaking from the damaged reactors at the plant.

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Japan

“After people died their bodies were exposed to high levels of radiation,” a police source said.

Experts partially confirmed the information, saying they had found high radiation levels in a body found in the village of Okuma, five kilometers from the power plant.

Police warned that collecting the bodies would spread contamination outside of the evacuation zone, set at 20 kilometers.

Over 11,000 people died and 16,500 are still missing from the twin disaster.

Ria Novosti

Ria Novosti

RIA Novosti was Russia's leading news agency in terms of multimedia technologies, website audience reach and quoting by the Russian media.

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