Wednesday, April 6, 2011

#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Plutonium Found in 3 Places from March 25, 28 Samples

And what's the refrain we all should repeat out loud? "It's safe!"

From TEPCO's press release in Japanese, as they DO NOT HAVE the same press release in English, yet (4/6/2011):

Plutonium-238, -239, and -240 were detected from the soil samples taken from 2 locations in Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. The samples from the other two locations didn't contain plutonium. The results are summarized in the separate attachment No.1 (in Japanese).

Also, radioactive materials were found from the soil samples from 8 locations (5 from the March 21, 22 sampling and 4 from March 25, 28 sampling, with one location overlapping), and the results are summarized in the separate attachment No.2 (in Japanese).

In the attachment No.1, the first left column is the locations where the samples were taken, and the distance in parenthesis indicates the direction and distance (in meters) from the vent stack for the Reactors 1 and 2.

In the attachment No.2, the top row is the sample locations.

As to the direction,

東: East
西: West
南: South
北: North

When it says 西北西, that's "west by northwest".


Pu-238: 87.84 years
Pu-239: 24,100 years
Pu-240: 6,560 years


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