In the Japanese city of Yokohama (Kanagawa Prefecture) recorded elevated levels of radiation, the cause of which was the presence of cesium in the air. On Friday, local authorities said.
"The level of radiation found in the area near one of the city schools, is low, but we will conduct a thorough investigation in this connection," — said the representative of the city administration.
During a routine check near one of the city schools was recorded radiation levels 6.85 microsieverts per hour, the cause of which was the presence of the isotope cesium. The soil at this point, it was noted the presence of radioactive materials in the amount of about 63 thousand becquerels per kg.
Officials have not identified the source of increased radiation, but do not rule out that it may be linked to the accident at the plant "Fukushima-1", and decided to decontaminate the soil in the zone, peredaetITAR-TASS.