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Friday, March 25, 2011

Japan : Tap water warning for infants in parts of Ibaraki

Via NHK News :

" Some municipalities in Ibaraki Prefecture, to the south of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, are advising residents not to give tap water to babies less than one year old, as tests show it contains radioactive substances that exceed safe levels.

Hitachi City, Hitachi Ota City and Tokai Village conducted tests again on Thursday, after checks at local purification plants a day earlier found that tap water had levels of radioactive iodine-131 above the permitted levels for infants.

A maximum of 229.6 becquerels per liter of radioactive iodine-131 was found in Hitachi, 150 becquerels in Hitachi Ota and 123 becquerels in Tokai."

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