Extremely radioactive debris found 15 kilometers from Fukushima Daiichi

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In Nahara, a town in Futaba District some 15 kilometers south of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, debris has been found that is significantly contaminated and releasing a high dose of radiation.  The town is host of J-Village and is home to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

The high dose debris was found during operations processing contaminated earthquake debris and could potentially have been ejected after one of the hydrogen explosions that ripped apart the reactor buildings in March of 2011.   Although it looks like a small clump of concrete or dirt, the beta contamination on the surface is 3.4 mSv per hour, and the debris has been found to contain a large amount of strontium 90.

Source: TEPCO

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