Thursday, May 5, 2011

#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: High Level of Cesium-137 from Ocean Floor Near Reactor 1

From Yomiuri Shinbun (10:28PM JST 5/5/2011):


TEPCO announced on May 5 that 87,000 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium-137 was detected from the ocean soil [on the ocean floor] near Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant.


The amount was 38,000 times the amount that had been detected in a survey before the plant accident.


The soil was taken on April 29 from the ocean floor 30 meters off the wharf north of the Reactor 1. In addition to cesium-137, radioactive iodine-131 was detected at 52,000 becquerels [per kilogram] and cesium 134 was detected at 90,000 becquerels [per kilogram]. They had not been detected before the accident.


TEPCO thinks either the highly contaminated water had leaked into the ocean, or the airborne radioactive materials had fell into the ocean and settled on the ocean floor.

TEPCO does not have the press release on this on their site, yet.


Anonymous said...

Dear Friend. Thank you so much for all this information related to the Fukushima disaster. I have been translating your news to present them to the French public on the Kokopelli's blog (

Association Kokopelli is one of the main organizations in the world for the protection of food biodiversity: we produce organic seeds of 1800 varieties of heirloom vegetables. (

I just wrote an article, which is all over the web, regarding the coming contamination of the whole planetary food chain in 2012 by radioactive contamination stemming from Fukushima:

Fukushima/2012: Contamination radioactive de la chaîne alimentaire planétaire

Thanks again. Dominique Guillet. Chairman.

arevamirpal::laprimavera said...

Thank you for translating my posts and sharing them with the French-speaking public. I really appreciate. I'll read your article with Google translation help (wish I had kept up with my French!).

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