Kamis, 05 April 2012

Contamination update - Japan


Tritium spreads underground of Fukushima plant

1.6E+6 Bq/m3 of Tritium was measured from a deep well in the plant area of Fukushima (500m away from the reactor buildings), Tepco announced in their press conference of 4/4/2012.
Last time they measured beta nuclides from the same well on 11/19/2011, tritium was ND, which shows the underground contamination has been expanding since then.
From the press release of 4/4/2012, Tepco measured 1.3E+6 Bq/m3 of tritium from the sub drain of reactor 2, and 1.8E+6 Bq/m3 from the one of reactor5, which are the same level as what they measured from the deep well.
As to tritium, underground water is as contaminated as sub drain of reactors.
Tritium spreads underground of Fukushima plant
Tritium spreads underground of Fukushima plant2

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Title: Another strontium leak at Fukushima nuclear plant
Source: NHK
Date: Thursday, April 05, 2012 10:23 +0900 (JST)
Tokyo Electric Power Company says more radioactive wastewater has leaked from its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The water contained high levels of strontium. 
[...] the company says some of the wastewater may have flowed into a ditch leading to the ocean.
TEPCO has apologized for the incident and says it will determine the cause and extent of the leakage. [...]
Title: Strontium at Fukushima plant flows into sea
Source: NHK
Date: Thursday, April 05, 2012 12:34 +0900 (JST)
[...] TEPCO says about 12 tons of wastewater leaked from a disconnected joint in the pipe. The company also says it believes that a large portion of the water has flowed into the ocean through a nearby drainage ditch. 
The utility is trying to determine how the joint became disconnected, and how much water poured into the sea. [...]
Read the report here


Goshi Hosono's Incomprehensible Remark About Radioactivity of Disaster Debris

This philandering minister is in charge of the Fukushima nuclear accident and in charge of decontamination and disaster debris spreading.

From his April 3 press conference, by the reporter named Suwa and appeared in theblog by Ryusaku Tanaka, independent journalist:


Suwa: You believe measuring cesium-134 and cesium-137 is enough. Why?

Hosono: What can be measured by measuring cesium-134 and cesium-137, of all the measurements we have done so far, if we measure using cesium, then the rest of the nuclides, more than that to a great degree, in so-called radioactive materials, or in becquerels, on the level of radioactivity, there is no concern.
Did you get it?

Hosono did his utmost best by using all the words he had heard, clearly without understanding any of them, since March 11, 2011 - cesium, nuclide, radioactive materials, becquerels, radioactivity. He could have spared the embarrassment by simply saying "I don't know."

He is one of those politicians in their early 40s whom the mass media want to portray as the next prime minister, although he is being eclipsed these days by the mayor of Osaka who behaves like a kindergarten bully in a sand box. A great future either way for Japan and the Japanese.

A fish rots from the head down.

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