Fukushima nuke plant’s groundwater has high toxic levels: Report
Zee Media Bureau
Tokyo: Recent tests at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant have reportedly revealed the presence of high levels of toxic radioactive isotope in the groundwater.
The level of strontium-90 level was 30 times its permitted level while the radioactive isotope tritium level was also detected as high in the tests, the operator of the nuclear power plant, Tokyo Electric Power company (Tepco) said, as per a BBC report.
A 9.0-magnitude earthquake and ensuing massive tsunami ravaged Japan`s northeast coast in March 2011, leaving 19,000 dead and sparking meltdowns at the Fukushima plant, some 220 kilometres northeast of Tokyo.
After the tsunami, the plant witnessed series of issues including water leaks and power failures.
Nuclear power had supplied a third of Japan`s electricity needs prior to the Fukushima crisis.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- PM Narendra Modi's speech at Heart of Asia conference
- Aware of Chinese submarine deployment at Balochistan's Gwadar port, says Navy chief
- Like SAARC, should India boycott Pak in Heart of Asia conference?
- 'Heart of Asia' Conference begins in Amritsar; Sartaj Aziz to pay a visit on Sunday
- Iraqi army inches close to Baghdadi in Mosul- Report
- Rs 14,000 crore default case: Gujarat businessman detained, says money belongs to politicians, babus
- Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's condition continues to remain critical after suffering cardiac arrest
- Newly-wed couple Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech perform `bhangra` at Goa airport – Viral video
- RBI to issue new Rs 20, Rs 50 notes; old notes to remain legal tender
- I-T department rejects declaration of Rs 13,680 crore made under IDS by Mahesh Shah