Japanese Officials Report Concerns About Gamma Rays Being Emitted From Fukushima Plant Debris

Japanese officials report concerns about gamma rays being emitted from Fukushima plant debris (ENENews, Aug 27, 2012):

Title: Japan: Post-Fukushima radioactivity low, gamma ray radiation more of a concern
Source: AP
Date: Aug 27, 2012

Japanese officials reporting on the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster say that gamma rays from the rubble left by the accident are now a greater concern than radioactive cesium still being emitted from the crippled nuclear plant.A report to an International Atomic Energy Agency meeting presented Monday says that cesium being released from the plant is at approximately 0.01 becquerels per hour [Note: Perhaps terabecquerels?], well below the health-hazard level. Shinichi Kuroki, who presented the report, says the greater challenge is to reduce relatively high gamma ray radiation from the plant debris.

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