Radiation in Tokyo 'Not Related to Fukushima Daiichi'
Tokyo Radiation Levels Spike
Radiation spikes in a central Tokyo neighborhood have alarmed city officials and residents alike. Setagaya Ward was cordoned off as workers sought the source of the radiation. The likely culprit would be Fukushima Daiichi, whose radiation leaks continue to pose a threat to the surrounding environment. However, the stricken nuclear power plant is not to blame.
The radiation, measured at 17 times normal, was tracked to an abandoned house. The house's basement contained a bunch of old bottles, which seem to be the source of the radiation; and not, as was previously thought, irradiated rainwater.
"We suspect these bottles in basement could be the cause of the high radiation reading and we are hastily working to confirm it," he said.