Wednesday, November 30, 2011

#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: 1.6 Million Bq/Kg of Cesium from Ocean Soil In Front of Water Intake for Reactors

(Update) OH WAIT A MINUTE.... The information says "... becquerels/kg of WET SOIL. The density will be way higher in DRY SOIL. TEPCO does not provide information on the water content in the samples.


730,000 becquerels/kg of cesium-134, and 870,000 becquerels/kg of cesium-137 from the ocean soil in front of the water intake for Reactors 1 through 4, south side.

The north side is also high, with 640,000 becquerels/kg of cesium-134 and 760,000 becquerels/kg of cesium-137 (total 1.4 million becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium).

They must have analyzed for other nuclides but they are not saying yet.

From TEPCO's handout for the press on December 1, 2011 (Japanese only):

Photos of sample collection, from the same handout:


Mauibrad said...

How about plutonium?

Anonymous said...

Lets just put it this way--anything IN the mix of Fukushima --is in the oceans. There is no filter for disaster.

Atomfritz said...

Sad only that they didn't take samples from the outlet south of the bay.

Radiation is probably higher because the soluble and fine-particle stuff will probably already having left the collection bags.

Mutants will breed happily there!

Just see the positive side: the fish and crustacaes grown there will stay fresh without conserving agents :)
Japan's new export hit - the famous never-spoiling fish!

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