File photo: IAEA inspectors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, 17 April 2013
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Fukushima nuclear plant: Toxic isotope found in groundwater

High levels of a toxic radioactive isotope have been found in groundwater at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator says.

Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said tests showed strontium-90 was present at 30 times the legal rate.

The radioactive isotope tritium has also been detected at elevated levels.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports from Japan.

  • 19 Jun 2013
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