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Japan: Plutonium Detected In Soil At Fukushima Nuclear Plant


Plutonium has been detected in soil at the disaster-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, 230 km north of Tokyo, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) revealed Monday evening.

It has detected plutonium 238, 239, 240, which are highly toxic, from samples collected on March 21-22, TEPCO said at a press conference, adding that the levels are no threat to human health.

Japan’s nuclear crisis was triggered by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that crippled the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. It continues spreading radioactive contamination into the air and water, including the Tokyo metropolitan area.

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