Radiation Hotspot Traced To
Japanese Nuclear Meltdown
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October 14, 2011
A radiation hotspot found in Tokyo seven months after
Japan's nuclear reactor crisis has been traced to old
bottles in the basement of an empty house.
They are not from a leak from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear
power plant, as first suspected.
The raised levels of radiation were discovered by parents
whose children attend a nearby school in the big residential
area of Setagaya.
There were fears the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant,
damaged after the huge earthquake and tsunami in March, had
released radiation into the atmosphere that had been carried
by winds, rain and snow across eastern Japan.
Tokyo is about 150 miles south west of the plant.
Now, however, officials have ruled out the connection.
Inspectors believe the bottles contain radium, a radioactive
material used in the past as a luminous paint for watches,
Japan's state news agency said.
It said the inspectors had concluded the radiation was not
related to the Fukushima disaster because no cesium was
found in the bottles.
Cesium is one of the main isotopes that leaked from the
tsunami-damaged nuclear plant.
Police are investigating whether the bottles have broken
laws covering the possession of radioactive materials.
Officials said the radiation level at the hotspot did not
present a health risk.
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