CONTAMINATION WARNING: Deadly radioactive waste from nuclear disasters found on UK beach

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The Fukushima disaster resulted in the release of radioactive material

 

TRACES of a potentially deadly radioactive material that leaked out following the Chernobyl and Fukishima nuclear disasters have been discovered on a the beach of a popular UK tourist spot.

Astonished scientists found evidence of Strontium 90 contamination during routine monitoring of the shore at pretty Aldeburgh, in Sussex, which is three miles from Sizewell B nuclear power station.

The Environment Agency confirmed that the substance was found last year in sediment samples taken from the beach, which is popular with young families and children. 

But officials have said that the levels found were very low, adding that they are not believed to currently present any risk to health.

Strontium 90 is produced by nuclear reactors and was released when reactors were breached at first Chernobyl nuclear plant, in Belarus, and later Japan’s Fukushima facility.

The Environment Agency said: “We are continuing to work with the operator but it is important to note that these results are unusual and the levels of radioactivity detected are very low.”

Full article: CONTAMINATION WARNING: Deadly radioactive waste from nuclear disasters found on UK beach (Express)

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