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BOOKLET to Provide Basic Information Regarding Health Effects of Radiation (3rd edition)

Radioactive Iodine (I-131) (the Tokyo Metropolis and 12 Prefectures)

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As a result of the inspection of radioactive materials in tap water conducted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), radioactive iodine was detected in the Tokyo Metropolis and 12 prefectures out of 47 prefectures nationwide. Highest concentrations were detected at the respective locations from March 18 to 29, 2011, but I-131 concentrations turned to decrease in many locations in the latter half of March 2011. In and after April 2011, only small amounts of I-131 were detected at some of these locations.

  • Included in this reference material on March 31, 2013
  • Updated on January 18, 2016
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