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Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Radiation contamination likely in western Japan, Hokkaido

November 23, 2011  
The Asahi Shimbun
By Susumu Yoshida / Staff Writer
Radioactive substances spewed out by the quake-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have likely spread to western Japan and Hokkaido, according to a team of Japanese, U.S. and European scientists.Their findings were published in the Nov. 14 online edition of the Proceedings of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201111150003


Japan’s science ministry said radioactive contamination spread only as far west as the areas near the border between Nagano and Gunma prefectures. However, it conceded there was a possibility, albeit small, of contamination west of that line.
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