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Radiation levels in Fukushima bay highest since measurements began

Radiation levels in Fukushima bay highest since measurements began

August 20, 2013 - Readings of tritium in seawater taken from the bay near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has shown 4700 becquerels per liter, a TEPCO report stated, according to Nikkei newspaper. It marks the highest tritium level in the measurement history.

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has detected the highest radiation level in seawater collected in the harbor of the crippled nuclear plant in the past 15 days, Nikkei reports. 

TEPCO said the highest radiation level was detected near reactor 1. Previous measurements showed tritium levels at 3800 becquerels per liter near reactor 1, and 2600 becquerels per liter near reactor 2. The concentration of tritium in the harbor’s seawater has been continuously rising since May, according to Nikkei. 

Tritium is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen which is produced by nuclear reactors. It is potentially dangerous if inhaled or ingested. The legal limits for Tritium in terms of becquerels per liter vary from country to country. The World Health Organization has a limit of 10,000 Bq/l, but the European Union’s limit is much lower, at 150 Bq/l.

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Tritium Measurement In Fukushima Bay Highest Ever As TEPCO Admits 40 Trillion Becquerels Have Spilled Into Pacific

- Tritium Measurement In Fukushima Bay Highest Ever As TEPCO Admits 40 Trillion Becquerels Have Spilled Into Pacific (ZeroHedge, Aug 19, 2013): Over the weekend we posted an in-depth narrative of what may happen in a theoretical worst case scenario in Fukushima, one in which the government continues to do nothing and pretends all is well, and...

Radiation levels in seawater at Fukushima said to be the highest since measurements began - @JapanDailyPress

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  • properREDeye#

    properREDeye wrote August 21, 2013 1:34:34 PM CEST

    The powers that be can't stop the leak or make any valid clean up; it's half life can't be reduced and it will likely reduce life in the seas it effects by as much as 75%. Worldwide, governments depend on nuclear power plants to power their cities. If people all over the world knew the risks of nuclear energy, we would have to stop using it but a lot of board members of these big nuclear power companies have connections in the governments. So for the last 2 years they have been trying to save the nuclear power age by hiding this problem from the news and public eye while trying to sort it out, but like i said it can't be done. If you ask me it's not worth the risk or the responsability of the depleted cores to carry on using nuclear power, more so it's stupid to bury your head in the sand and pretend like somebody is on the verge of a breakthrough for radiation cleanup. We are creating waste material so toxic that it will continue to poison around 10,000 future generations. We can't even tell you the history of our species back that far, yet our 'governments' are deciding for us and commiting to a 200,000 year storage plan... It can't be just me who thinks that is unacceptable

  • Kalinsaast#

    Kalinsaast wrote August 21, 2013 11:08:19 AM CEST

    How can these scumbags continue fanny fart around and say everything is
    fine and they're coping with the situation??? I'm sure that somewhere the
    powers that be, are, or were have a means of fixing this problem using
    some black budget technology that they've had for decades. I think to
    myself......hmmm.....there are over 420+ nuclear power-stations worldwide.
    Then there's all those ridiculous hot nuclear storage facilities, the ones
    where the spent rods have to be kept cool for hundreds, if not thousands
    of years. And as soon as the power fails or the generators powering them
    run out of juice. "POOOOOF!!!" They ignite themselves into an everlasting
    fire and spread deadly radiation across the four winds. Either 1: these people
    have a solution and haven't used it because its seems like its been too long
    and people would question why is wasn't used sooner. 2: they haven't got
    any solution and are afraid to ask the world for help. Or 3: These fucks have
    complete death wish and wish to sign humanities death warrant. Or they'll
    kill everything and everyone with radiation, and then come in clean up,
    and rebuild the world with Monsanto type genetics etc.

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