Tokyo finds high levels of radiation in children's park
Source: Reuters, Date: , 2015
Authorities in the Japanese capital have cordoned off a
playground where high levels of radiation were detected this week, reviving
concerns about nuclear contamination four years after the Fukushima disaster.
Nuclear regulators measured elevated radiation levels on Thursday in a
children's park in central Tokyo, city officials said, more than 250 km (155
miles) from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in northeast Japan. One area
of the park registered 480 microsieverts per hour, or nearly half the recommended
annual limit of exposure. That compares with radiation levels ranging from 0.7
to 23.2 microsieverts per hour measured this month in the air in Okuma, a town
less than 20 km from the Fukushima plant.