462 trillion Bq of Strontium leaked to the ocean, Fukushima Diary, December 19, 2011 [Emphasis Added]:
- Asahi newspaper [...] tried to estimate the total amount of leakage of strontium
- They are based on the Tepco’s press release
- [For some reason] they assumed it only leaked from reactor 2 in April and from reactor 3 in May
- Also, they ignored the strontium from the fall-out as well
- Even Asahi newspaper warns about the biological concentration in the sea
Strontium, spill into the sea trillion becquerels 462, Asahi, Dec. 18, 2011:
TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant after the accident, the released amount of radioactive strontium in the ocean, the Asahi Shimbun found that estimates be at least about 462 trillion becquerels. Fisheries Agency is considering the strengthening of research examining the accumulation of fish and shellfish samples.
Calculation was performed based on data released by TEPCO, etc.. Unit 2 in April, for radioactive contaminated water spilled from No. 3 in May [...]
The amount drops to the ocean from the atmosphere is not included. [...]
Strontium is not easily excreted and accumulate in the bone, it is that there is cause bone cancer and leukemia, it has been pointed out the need for further investigation.
Professor, Tohoku University Graduate School of Agriculture geological history of Katayama (Resource Ecology and Fisheries), according to the need to pay special attention to accumulation in the bone, such as whole food Kounago and Silas. “Strontium tends to accumulate in organisms at low concentrations. We need detailed investigation,” he said. [...]
Earlier this month, it is thought that over 5 trillion becquerels of strontium was contained in the 45 metric tons of contaminated water that leaked from an apparatus at Fukushima: 5.8 trillion becquerels of strontium leaked from Fukushima over weekend
Published: December 19th, 2011 at 9:42 pm ET