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Radioactive iodine 1,250 times limit in Fukushima

world Updated: Mar 26, 2011 12:45 IST

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The operator of Japan's disaster-hit Fukushima nuclear plant has detected radioactive iodine 1,250 times above the legal limit in Pacific Ocean waters nearby, the nuclear safety agency said on Saturday.

In a test by the Tokyo Electric Power Company, "radioactive iodine-131 at 1250.8 times the legal limit was detected several hundred metres offshore near reactor number one," the agency official said.