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Asahi: Sources say about 1,000 kinds of radioactive materials released from Fukushima reactors

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Title: TEPCO to ratchet up efforts to decontaminate water
Source: AJW by The Asahi Shimbun
Author: TAKASHI SUGIMOTO
Date: January 30, 2012

To prevent a further contamination of the sea as occurred in December, Tokyo Electric Power Co. plans to remove about 1,000 kinds of radioactive materials from water at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, sources said on Jan. 28. [...]

including not only cesium, but also strontium, cobalt and manganese, the sources added [...]

In December, contaminated water containing strontium whose concentration level was 1 million times higher than the government’s safety standard leaked into the sea [...]

Initially, TEPCO considered discharging the water into the sea after purifying it. But it faced strong opposition from the central and local governments to the plan. [...]

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