Crews in the Fukushima area announced yesterday that “weapons-grade plutonium was found in the soil surrounding Japan’s crisis-stricken power plant.” On a somewhat brighter note, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (owner of plant) said that only two of the plutonium samples were from the damaged reactors. Video after the break.

Still, plant managers downplayed the discovery of the plutonium 238, 239 and 240. Plutonium breaks down very slowly and can remain dangerously radioactive for hundreds of thousands of years.

[via NYPost – image via PopSci]