Radiation levels in fish near Fukushima exceeds norm

The level of radioactive elements in the fish caught in the nearby station of an emergency, "Fukushima-1" prefectures in northeastern Japan, the maximum permissible rate of more than 100 times, sent to the local media.

Measurements were carried out by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan in June and July this year, particularly in the river north of Niida nuclear emergency, and the village of Iitate in reservoirs. The results showed the content of radioactive elements cesium in some species of fish ranging from 4.4 thousand to 11.4 thousand becquerels per kilogram, which is more than 100 times greater than the rate determined by the Government.

Maximum permissible content of radioactive elements in fish set at 100 becquerels per kilogram of product.

The largest in 25 years after the Chernobyl nuclear accident, "Fukushima-1" occurred after the most powerful earthquake in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. Following the tremors of magnitude 9.0 on the shore came the 14-meter high tsunami which flooded four of the six reactors and knocked out reactor cooling system, which led to a series of hydrogen explosions, molten core. Complete elimination of the accident, including the dismantling of the reactors, will take about 40 years.

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