Higher radiation found in water outside Tokyo: report

TOKYO (Reuters) – Radiation levels above safety norms for infants were found in the water purification system in Kawaguchi, Saitama prefecture, adjacent to Tokyo, as workers try to contain damage to a quake-hit nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan, Kyodo news agency said on Thursday.

Kawaguchi found 120 becquerels of radioactive iodine — slightly above the recommended limit, Kyodo said. The previous day, Tokyo said it detected 210 becquerels of radioactive iodine at a water purification plant and recommended that infants not be given tap water.

(Reporting by Mayumi Negishi; Editing by Edmund Klamann)

Higher radiation found in water outside Tokyo: report