Japan's iodine levels stands at 4,385 times legal limit


Japanese nuke plant
Osaka, Mar 31: Japan continues to beat the after-effects of the deadly tsunami and still reeling under the massive catastrophe it unleashed. The radiation leaks from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant still continues to throw worry to the many residents in Japan. Though the concern seem to have subsided at the superficial level, the facts seem to paint a completely different picture.

Recent reports have emerged that the levels of radioactive iodine in the sea near the nuclear power plant has crossed the legal limit. A plant operator has quoted that the readings are the highest ever at 4,385 times the legal limit. The levels of iodine has also increased considerably that seem to be spreading across a few hundred metres from the plant. The tests conducted by the operator of the plant Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) revealed the worrisome facts and the iodine levels samples were taken near the southern water outlet.

The recent figures have heightened the worry for not just Japan but for its neighbours as well. With the radiation levels rising steadily, nuclear experts are grappling with a problem that is facing odds. The previous readings recorded were 1,250 times the legal limit on Friday, 1850 times the limit on Saturday and 3,355 times the limit on Tuesday.

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