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    Japan: Surge in tritium levels at Fukushima plant

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    Increased levels of the radioactive element tritium have been found in groundwater at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan.

    Readings, taken from samples drawn from a well close to storage tanks holding contaminated water, were more than 50 percent higher on Wednesday than a day earlier.

    Tritium is less harmful to humans than cesium and strontium.