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Radioactive ‘hot spots’ discovered in Tokyo

By Stephen C. Webster
Monday, September 19, 2011 15:44 EDT
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According to a report published by Al Jazeera, scientists working in Toyko have discovered “hot spots” in the city where radioactivity far exceeds levels considered safe for human habitation — raising the prospect that parts of Tokyo could one day be evacuated.

The report comes just weeks after authorities promised to triple radiation scanning around the crippled Fukushima reactors and Tokyo.

This video is from Al Jazeera.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
 
 
 
 
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