Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Japan: Tokyo Tap Water 'Unsafe For Infants' - 23rd Mar 2011

Radiation detected in the quake-hit Japanese capital's tap water exceeds safe level for infants, it is being reported.

The radioactive iodine levels in Tokyo's water was announced by a government official, following tests by city authorities.

"Under government guidelines, water containing a radioactive substance of more than 100 becquerels per kilogramme should not be used for milk for babies," he said.

In one Tokyo ward, a water sample contained more than double the legal limit, at 210 becquerels per kilogramme, he added.

It came as workers at the country's leaking nuclear complex hoped to bring an end to the plant's crisis after hooking up power lines to all six of its reactor units. Read More