„Tokyo Electric Power Co. will increase the number of locations it collects seawater samples from 10 to 16 to check levels of radioactive substances released from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, it has been learned.

According to TEPCO, the decision adheres to instructions given by the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, an organ of the Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry. Checks at the new locations will begin this week, TEPCO said.

Four of the new checking points will be set at locations about three kilometers off the coast, and two will be set about eight kilometers off the coast.

Seawater checks near the coastline have proved insufficient, TEPCO said. …