Seawater near Japan's quake-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has a much higher level of radiation than previously reported, officials say.
In one section, radioactive iodine stood at 4,385* times the legal limit, said Japan's nuclear safety agency.
However, an official said the iodine would have deteriorated considerably by the time it reached people.
Meanwhile, the president of the Fukushima nuclear plant operator Tepco has been admitted to hospital.
Masataka Shimizu is being treated for high blood pressure and dizziness, a Tepco spokesperson said. [source BBC]
* today's updated value!
I'm still intrigued by the delusional suggestion that this Japan 9.0 earthquake was a Targeted Attack using Off-shore Undersea Nukes - and that the whole western media blitz on Japan is just 'part of the GAME'. Anyone have any real substantive 'whistleblowing' evidence of these ludicrous claims?
BBC BREAKING NEWS: Japan to scrap stricken nuclear reactors! Japan is to decommission four stricken reactors at the quake-hit Fukushima nuclear plant, the operator says. Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) made the announcement three weeks after failing to bring reactors 1 - 4 under control. Locals would be consulted on reactors 5 and 6 which were shut down safely. Harmful levels of radioactivity have been detected in the area.