Plutonium detected outside compound of Fukushima plant (Fourth Source)

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20111001p2g00m0dm014000c.html

Government of Japan and USA and TEPCO and GE must have all known this since March 2011.

Quote:

TOKYO (Kyodo) — The government has detected plutonium apparently from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant outside the compound of the plant for the first time, science ministry officials said Friday.

The plutonium was detected at six locations in Fukushima Prefecture, including Iitate village around 45 kilometers northwest of the Fukushima complex, they said, adding the amounts were small and posed no danger to health.

The radioactive substance may have been carried by vapor or fine particles from the nuclear plant, said an official of Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the plant.
A government map displaying radiation levels in the area around the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant.
A government map displaying radiation levels in the area around the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant.

Plutonium has an extremely long half-life and is associated with a high risk of cancer if it enters the human body by breathing or other means. As plutonium is heavy, it does not spread far.

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology also detected radioactive strontium at various locations including one around 80 km from the plant.

(Mainichi Japan) October 1, 2011

See previous post.

Next: comparing the Fukushima plutonium map with the Taranaki forbidden zone, Maralinga nuclear test site, South Australia. One plutonium site is declared off limits effectively forever, the other, Fukushima, is subject to watered down evacuation and as of yesterday, forced return of people to now abandon evac zones.

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