Japan to boost surveys off Fukushima plant: Report
TOKYO (AFP) - Japan's nuclear authority plans to conduct radiation contamination surveys at 600,000 points on the seabed off the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, up from 200 places so far, a report said on Saturday.
The Nuclear Regulation Authority is to survey the spots in a 1,000 sq km area stretching 50km north-south and 20km east-west off Fukushima, the Yomiuri newspaper said.
The survey is to measure caesium levels to assess the long-term effect on marine resources of radiation that has been leaking from the stricken plant since it was struck by a tsunami in 2011, the daily said.
No immediate comment was available from the authority on Saturday.