Radioactivity detected in water near Fukushima

April 27, 2013 at 5:05 PM

TOKYO, April 27 (UPI) -- Small amounts of radiation have been detected in monitoring holes around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Saturday.

The company said the radioactivity levels are within the range of normal variation, The Japan Times reported. It said its scientists are unsure if the radiation is linked to leakage from the plant.

Tepco and the Japanese government are also trying to deal with groundwater buildup in the plant, Kyodo News Service reported. The company has constructed storage tanks, and a government committee is reviewing a plan to build wells around the plant to stop groundwater flow.

About 400 tons of water leak in every day.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
American Apparel files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Womb transplants begin in U.K. after Sweden's success
Gay Vatican priest comes out day before Pope Francis begins synod on family issues
Scientists find roadmap that may lead to 'exercise pill'
Nobel Prize in medicine awarded to parasitic disease scientists