Patches of higher-than-average radioactivity found in Tokyo park
Patches of higher-than-normal radioactivity have been detected in one of Tokyo’s public parks.
The Tokyo metropolitan government confirmed that areas of higher radioactivity were detected in shrubbery near the parking area of Mizumoto Park in Katsushika Ward, Fuji TV reported.
An official from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology said Tuesday that the government will decontaminate the park, Fuji reported.
Members of the local assembly first reported the radiation on June 11. A government official visited the park on Monday to confirm the readings. Official measurements confirmed that around the park in nine separate locations, 1-microseivert concentrations of radioactive cesium were detected.
Government officials say the highest reading in the area was 1.22 microseiverts per hour.