Groundwater cesium reaches record level

Jiji

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday that it has detected a record 54,000 becquerels of radioactive cesium per liter in groundwater collected Wednesday from an observation well east of the reactor 2 turbine at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

The radioactive cesium level far exceeded the previous record of 22,000 becquerels detected in groundwater taken from a separate observation well in July 2013.