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Cesium from Fukushima plant up to 20,000 terabecquerels: study

VIENNA, May 9, Kyodo


The total amount of radioactive cesium released into the atmosphere and seawater from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan is estimated at between 17,500 and 20,500 terabecquerels, a study by a Japanese team of researchers showed Friday. The team's finding on the cumulative amount of cesium-137 is nearly 1.5 times more than the estimate by plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. of less than 13,600 terabecquerels.

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