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Seawater Radiation 7.5 Million Times Limit

Radioactive iodine-131 readings taken from seawater near the water intake of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant’s No. 2 reactor reached 7.5 million times the legal limit, Tokyo Electric Power Co. admitted Tuesday.

The sample that yielded the high reading was taken Saturday, before Tepco announced Monday it would start releasing radioactive water into the sea, and experts fear the contamination may spread well beyond Japan’s shores …

[From Seawater radiation shoots far past limit | The Japan Times Online]

 infographic: U.S. radiation levels
Source:LiveScience