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Japanese Fallout Spreads Around the World March 25, 2011
Satellite Image of smoking Japanese nuclear plant
Smoke and steam rising from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on March 14, 2011.
Radioactive particles from the post-quake/tsunami nuclear disaster in northeastern Japan reached half a world away to the North Atlantic island nation of Iceland, diplomatic sources say.

Reuters reports the radioactive material was detected at a facility associated with the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik.

“Minuscule” amounts of radiation believed to be from the crippled Japanese nuclear power plants were earlier detected by comparable monitoring equipment in California.

The radiation from the particles is reported to be not nearly high enough to negatively affect human health.

But radioactive contamination near the source in Japan is far more troubling.

People there were urged not to eat 11 types of vegetables grown near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant after levels of radioactivity in the produce were found to have far exceeded legal limits.

Tokyo residents were advised not to let children drink tap water due to unsafe levels of radioactive iodine found in it.

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