UPDATE 1-Japan says plutonium found at Fukushima

TOKYO, March 28 (Reuters) – Plutonium has been found in soil
at various points within Japan’s stricken Fukushima Daiichi
nuclear complex but does not present a risk to human health,
operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (9501.T: Quote, Profile, Research) (TEPCO) said on
Monday.

TEPCO vice-president Sakae Muto told journalists at the
company’s latest briefing that test results showing the
plutonium came from samples taken a week ago.

It was the latest bad news from the plant, where evidence of
radiation has been mounting and engineers face a protracted
battle to control reactors damaged by an earthquake and tsunami
on March 11.

(Reporting by Yoko Nishikawa; Writing by Andrew Cawthorne;
Editing by Michael Roddy)

UPDATE 1-Japan says plutonium found at Fukushima