Sunday, March 27, 2011

#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: 100K Times, Not 10 Million, Cesium Not Iodine

Correction from TEPCO regarding the analysis of water in the turbine building of the Reactor No.2. The company is simply not used to disclosing information, any information, to total strangers; when they are forced to, they panic, and give some wild information which they have to retract a few hours later, adding to confusion.

Better than not telling anything, I suppose.

From Asahi Shinbun and other papers (3/28/2011):

It was cesium-134 (half life 2 years), not iodine-134 (half life 52.5 minutes);

It was 100,000 times the normal level of reactor cooling water, not 10 million times.

Now you know. Rest assured everything else is OK at the plant.

In the meantime, we await the test result of soil samples for plutonium in a few days.


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