– Plutonium Detected at 10 Locations in Fukushima (Jiji Press, Aug 21, 2012):
Tokyo, Aug. 21 (Jiji Press)–Plutonium believed to originate from Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s <9501> crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has been detected at 10 locations in four municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture, the science ministry said Tuesday.
The highest reading was 11 becquerels of plutonium-238 per square meter, detected in the town of Namie.
The figure is about 1.4 times more plutonium than that originated from fallout from nuclear weapons tests abroad.
However, the ministry said that there is no health hazard.