Over 1,000,000 Bq/kg of cesium near Fukushima plant — 10 times higher than highest measurement in prior soil survey

Published: January 12th, 2013 at 11:04 am ET
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Environment Ministry’s radioactive monitoring in Fukushima with summary translation by Fukushima Diary:

Soil sampled on Oct. 25, 2012 from beside an reservoir in Okuma

  • Cs-134 : 400,000 becquerels per kilogram (Bq/kg)
  • Cs-137 : 650,000 Bq/kg
  • Combined Cs-134, -137: 1,050,000 Bq/kg

Nikkei’s report on the monitoring says the highest reading was 96,000 Bq/kg of Cs-134 and -137 during last summer’s research, detected in soil from a reservoir in Namie.

Published: January 12th, 2013 at 11:04 am ET
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9 comments to Over 1,000,000 Bq/kg of cesium near Fukushima plant — 10 times higher than highest measurement in prior soil survey

  • jec jec

    The international community had better get off their duffs and get involved. This has got to be controlled. Fukushima is gone,and so are other areas of Japan..but the rest of the world is now on the front line for this contamination. Pretty soon, there will not be a way to segregate the radiation fallout at all. At least some containment of the reactor emissions is still feasible..with enuf money and fear…


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    • Cisco Cisco

      jec….it's too late.

      SFP #4 is only a crack away from rupturing. When that happens, a radiological firestorm will engulf the Daiichi site. Arnie Gundersen recently said that the radioactive release from that event will be more than all the the combine releases (over 2000) of the nuclear detonations of the 50's, 60's,and 70's, (He missed the 80's). There is no way to stop this. We all will have a front row seat to an ELE.

      You'll hear about this from the MSM when they are reporting heavy commercial and military air traffic to Colorado and other mysterious locations, purporting certain groups of people are seeking protected underground shelter.

      My fantasy is…When 'those who knew and hid the truth' come out of those protected shelters, there will be people outside waiting…to eat them.


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  • Replacant Replacant

    I sure hope so, but when I talk about Fukushima to anyone they all say the same thing; "Is that still going on?" I have been getting snarky lately and say only for 65,000 more years.

    I just dont understand how even the pro-nuke advocates wouldnt be trying to contain this behind the scenes. Chernobyl was the first "holy shit this radiation can affect huge parts of the world and cannot be contained." Fukushima will kill the nuclear industry, unfortunately when the MSM announces that, a huge part of Japan, South East Asia, the West Coast will be so contaminated that the need for power will be meaningless as most will have evacuated or died.

    There needs to be a Marshall plans for this instead of silence; maybe if we declared Fukushima the new home for terrorists we would invade and secure it, as it is a Clear & Present Danger to the USA.


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    • DisasterInterpretationDissorder DisasterInterpretationDissorder

      Hi Replacant
      quote "There needs to be a Marshall plans for this instead of silence; maybe if we declared Fukushima the new home for terrorists we would invade and secure it, as it is a Clear & Present Danger to the USA."

      Yes that could work , unfortunatly , the japan and america's action's are bound togheter with pacts , who know's what and how many since the war . But fukusall is definatly a result of one of them pacts.
      This disaster they created togheter , and now they have to protect eachother's crimes , with the lives of their citizens and of the world , and more. Like america siding with japan in a dispute over territory against china the us has no bussiness to even voice an opinion in.


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  • jec jec

    Japan needs to be able to provide a rough estimate of radioactive exposure for children. Its not much help for older adults. But similar to the "fallout calculator" for USA downwinders affected by the Nevada nuclear tests from 1951-1971, all citizens will need this kind of information. Just my "downwinders" amount, for those 20 years..3.2 RADS!..and then we ended up for a year in Bavaria Germany. Right in the fallout areas for Chernobyl. And, then one has to wonder why ones children,now adults..have thyroid cancer or their children show birth defects heart and bone deformations. We were not even in the supposed fallout danger area..at the time. Now however, pray for Japan first, then tack on prayers for the rest of us.


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  • jec jec

    About 1/2 way to Tokyo! Is anyone worried? I hope..??


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  • moonshellblue moonshellblue

    Climate change and radiation hang on to your chalupas.


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  • ion jean ion jean

    10x release in less than a year…my understanding is that the Cs134 is in a proper ratio to 137 to be Fresh!…with a two year halflife, it should have reduced by a lot to be considered initial release 3/11 Style…this is now: 3/11TOPRESENT and how we should state it…One Crack Away from SPF4 collapsing? Is all this why the NNSA is conducting gamma readings by lowflying helicopter grid over DC?


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Can't go outside in the Northern Hemisphere, unless you have to.


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