Radioactive tritium level continues to rise in sea just off Fukushima plant
Kyodo -- Jul 07
The level of radioactive tritium continues to rise in seawater just off the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Saturday.

A sample collected Wednesday contained around 2,300 becquerels of tritium per liter, the highest level detected in seawater since the nuclear crisis at the plant began in March 2011.

According to TEPCO, the sample with the highest tritium concentration was collected near a water intake on the northeast side of the No. 1 reactor turbine building. The level was up from 1,100 in samples taken on June 21, and 2,200 in samples taken on July 1, in the same area.

福島第一原発の地下水から放射性物質が検出された問題で、新たに海岸近くに掘られた井­戸の水から、これまでで最も濃度の高い放射性物質が検出されました。
Sources: Kyodo, ANNnewsCH
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