Sharp rise in Iodine-131 levels at three Tokyo sewage plants (CHART)

Published: July 19th, 2011 at 1:12 pm ET
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Iodine-131 Still Detected in Sewage Sludge in Tokyo, EX-SKF, July 19, 2011:

The chart below is created by me from the data provided by the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Sewerage regarding radioactive iodine and cesium at the 12 sewage treatment plants in Tokyo. The chart only shows iodine-131, in the dehydrated sewage sludge. The unit is becquerels/kg.

After nearly 4 months since the last known large discharge of radioactive materials from Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant (March 21), you would think radioactive iodine would be undetectable by now. […]

See also: Tokyo gov’t finds iodine-131 levels up to quadruple cesium levels in water reclamation centers July 18, 2011

Published: July 19th, 2011 at 1:12 pm ET
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8 comments to Sharp rise in Iodine-131 levels at three Tokyo sewage plants (CHART)

  • TraderGreg

    With 8 day half life, the iodine-131 should be long long by now, if everything is happy as the JapGov propaganda sayz.

    TEPCO probably injected many gases in to the reactors recently, and now the entire Japan collects the fallout.

    If it is in the waste sludge, it means that people were exposed to it. I find it hard to believe, that it is only the iodine-131 in this sludge. How about cesium, plutonium, etc.?

    • americancommntr

      It could also come from infiltration of rainwater into sewers. It certainly shows the contamination and lying are ongoing.

  • thanks ENENEWS. Keep up the good work. The truth will prevail.

  • radegan

    Somebody isn’t telling the truth. I think some fibbing about ongoing fission is going on. How else can you account for the Iodine 131? And where you find that isotope, you will also find other isotopes in predictable amounts. And they are certainly finding lots of cesium scattered about like fairy dust. Other isotope – it doesn’t pay to look for. It will make you too depressed to use your happiness against radiation. Now laugh.

    • Sickputer

      Yes, there is a recent surge of massive Japanese government lies as they just ignore the fact that the nuclear loads from Reactors 1-3 are Missing in Action. Melted out of the containment building so no wonder the temperatures are cooling there!

      BS artists at work:

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/19/japan-fukushima-reactor_n_902482.html?ir=Green

      Quote: “Officials describing progress at the plant on Tuesday said radiation around the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant has decreased from peak levels.

      Officials based their assessment on several milestones. Temperatures at the bottom of reactor pressure vessels are no longer climbing.”

      SP:

      Yep…but the Blobs are somewhere!!! Steve McQueen would have a good laugh if he was still alive to hear the Tepco and Japanese government completely ignore the escaped reactor fuels (The Blobs). Out of sight, out of mind…but pretty soon Alice is going to come blowing out of the rabbit hole! And it won’t be pretty!

      Maybe some of the Tepco execs would like to try some rappelling down the exit holes below the reactor vessels to show us how safe it is. How about it you little peabrained lying bureaucrats? You up for a journey into Nuclear Hell?

  • Sickputer

    Liars at Huffington Post say these levels come from hospital urine waste. Two things make that impossible…one is the 2-month delay ablation tanks major countries use for hospital oncology radiation waste. The second is if even that were true and they didn’t use delay tanks, why would there be peaks in the Iodine-131 levels? It would remain fairly constant from hospital waste discharges, not spike.

  • ali-ali-al-qomfri ali-ali-al-qomfri

    Well the ‘lesson’ (so sad to call it so simply) is that sewer plants are concentration points, and so if you want to measure accumulation across your area the sewer/run-off areas are good places to be monitored and to be tested.
    all the best,
    Ali