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Press Release (May 25,2011)
Detection of radioactive materials in the soil in Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (12th release)
As part of monitoring activity of the surrounding environment, we
conducted an analysis of plutonium contained in the soil collected on
March 21st and 22nd at the 5 spots in Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power
Station. As a result, plutonium 238, 239 and 240 were detected. 
(Previously announced)

As the result of plutonium analyses in the soil from the sample at the 3
periodic sampling spots collected on May 9th and 12th , plutonium 238, 239
and 240 were detected as shown in the attachment 1. 
Also, as a result of the gamma ray nuclide analysis in the same sample, we
detected radioactive materials as shown in the attachment 2.
 
Today, we informed the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency and the
government of Fukushima Prefecture of the results.

We will continue conducting the similar analysis. 
Attachment1: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station: 
             Plutonium analysis result in the soil(PDF 10.2KB) 
Attachment2: Result of gamma ray nuclide analysis of soil(PDF 11.2KB) 
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