Tuesday, August 16, 2011

186,000 Becquerels/Kg Radioactive Cesium in Aizu Wakamatsu City in Fukushima

from the sludge in the drain. Aizu Wakamatsu City is 100 kilometers west of Fukushima I Nuclear power Plant.

From Sankei Shinbun (8/16/2011):


The Fukushima District Court Aizu Wakamatsu Branch (in Aizu Wakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture) announced on August 16 that 186,000 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium was found in the sludge in the drain in the court compound. The Aizu Wakamatsu Branch of the Fukushima District Court is located 100 kilometers west of Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. The radioactive sludge will be removed under the guidance from Fukushima Prefecture and Aizu Wakamatsu City.


According to the District Court Aizu Wakamatsu Branch, the sludge containing radioactive cesium was found in the "rainwater box" into which the water in the drain flows. The company that was contracted to do the cleanup took the sludge sample to a testing laboratory to see if the radiation level of the sludge in the "rainwater box" was low enough for safe cleaning and disposal. The result came in on August 11.


The District Court Aizu Wakamatsu Branch has set the 1-square meter areas around this "rainwater box" and another box as off-limit. The air radiation around the other box tested high. The Branch says the daily operation of the Court is not affected.


Mentalic said...

I don't know if you have seen this.


Anonymous said...

“Goodbye to Nuclear Power Plants” Rally

Date: September 19th, 2011, Starting at 13:00
Place: Meiji Park, Tokyo


Apolline said...

And have you seen this,too :

And this one :

Anonymous said...

and the wheel of death keeps on turning. Everyone in Japan got tickets, some more, some less, wheather they want it or not. This casino makes more profits when more people at are exposed and join the casino. The winners loose thier life.

arevamirpal::laprimavera said...

@Helios, yes I've seen those. About the first news about cracks and steam, the person who wrote the post should have linked the original source. it's from a blog of an independent journalist, and he should be properly credited. It is not in the news per se, at all.

The person is also wrong about the common pool for spent fuel rods. The water in the basement is not the highly contaminated water but groundwater seeping in.

Anonymous said...

186,000 bq./kg of radioactive cesium and all they do is rope off a 1 square meter around the spot and continue on business as usual at the Court. This is the sort or insane denial that we are dealing with in official Japan.

Kyotoresident said...

Can anyone educate me as to relationship between bq and mcS (if there is one)? If a Geiger counter was used on the sludge what kind of measurement might we expect?

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