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Japan: Devil’s in the Details for Drinking Water in Nuclear Accident Scenarios

Greenwire: Residents of Tokyo and other areas around the failed Daiichi power plants have been faced with a whiplash of advisories on the safety of tap water in the face of tests showing the presence of radioactive iodine. Tokyo officials warned Wednesday that infants should not consume tap water, only to rescind the advisory yesterday when radiation levels tested lower. It is not clear what the precise route of exposure is through which Japanese water supplies have picked up detectable levels of radioactivity,...