A high level of radiation has been detected in a park in Tokyo's Toshima Ward, municipal government officials said Friday.
Officials have closed the park, located in a residential area of Ikebukuro near Shimoitabashi Station on the Tobu line. Fuji TV reported that one spot near the playground measured 480 microsieverts per hour or nearly half the recommended annual limit of exposure.
Officials said a club was dug up and said it was radioactive with radium.
Although the radiation level does not pose a health risk, the ward has closed the park until it can decontaminate the area.© Japan Today