Radioactive Materials From Japan Found In
Xinhua and Staff
Reporter | 2011-08-15
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear
power plant was crippled by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and
tsunami that struck northeastern Japan on March 11. (File
China's State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said last
Friday (Aug 12) that waters in China have been affected by
the radioactive materials leaked from the crippled nuclear
power plant in Fukushima.
Last month, the SOA said in a statement that the level of
cesium-137 in samples collected from western Pacific waters
is 300 times the usual level, and strontium-90 10 times .
The statement said that the administration has sent
professional personnel to the western Pacific and the
southeast of Japan's Fukushima waters to monitor the impact
of the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant,
as well as to China's territorial waters.
During the 18-day voyage, Chinese professional personnel
monitored waters of 25.2 square kilometers, and the
monitoring team collected air, water and biological samples
from the spot areas.
In the latest statement for media last Friday, SOA said
that areas polluted by Fukushima plant are larger than what
the Japanese had claimed and waters in China could be
polluted as well.
The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan was
crippled by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami
on March 11.