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The report for July to September of 2015 again found traces of Fukushima contamination in tap water in certain cities in Japan. The readings are very low but drinking water is used in so many things people consume it does create a long term method of ongoing exposure. NRA did not mention if any of these municipalities were doing anything to try to further filter out contaminants before delivering water to the public.
The cities with traces on this round of testing are:
Fukushima City, Fukushima
Cities with an “*” had both cesium 134 and cesium 137 found in the tests.
Fukushima Contamination Found In Tap Water; New Report
The study found that 78% of the uranium-contaminated sites are linked to the presence of nitrate, a common groundwater contaminant, that stems from chemical and animal waste fertilizers. Nitrate, through a series of bacterial and chemical reactions, oxidizes uranium which then makes it soluble and capable of leaching into groundwater.