Highest cesium levels ever measured from groundwater well at Fukushima — Broke record that had stood since last summer

Published: February 13th, 2014 at 3:47 am ET
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Monitoring at the East Side of Unit 1-4 Turbine Buildings (pdf), Feb. 13, 2014:

Analysis results

  • Date: Feb 12, 2014 at 12:10p JST
  • Location: Underground water observation hole No.1-13
  • Cesium-134: 22,000 Bq/liter
  • Cesium-137: 54,000 Bq/liter

Hole with highest dose of cesium-134/137 on record:

  • Date: July 9, 2013
  • Location: Underground water observation hole No.1-2
  • Cesium-134: 11,000 Bq/liter
  • Cesium-137: 22,000 Bq/liter

Hole with next highest dose of cesium-134/137 on record:

  • Date: Aug. 5, 2013
  • Location: Underground water observation hole No.1-5
  • Cesium-134: 310 Bq/liter
  • Cesium-137: 650 Bq/liter

See chart showing highest doses measured at each underground water observation hole here

UPDATE at 4:45a ET: [intlink id=”nhk-record-cesium-level-in-groundwater-at-fukushima-30000-times-higher-than-nearby-well-sampled-last-week-50-meters-from-ocean-video” type=”post”]NHK: “Record cesium level” in groundwater at Fukushima — 30,000 times higher than nearby well sampled last week — 50 meters from ocean (VIDEO)[/intlink]

Published: February 13th, 2014 at 3:47 am ET
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21 comments to Highest cesium levels ever measured from groundwater well at Fukushima — Broke record that had stood since last summer

  • We Not They Finally

    It's some new cat-lag. Catastrophe already happened, just a lag in telling us about it.

  • Ontological Ontological

    Those wells are way worse, of that I am positive. Been too long now. They threw the cat off the 100th floor 3 years ago. Did it land? Was it hurt? First were told the cat was found alive. Then were told it may have been hurt. Then were told it may have broken legs. Then were told it may have internal injuries. When in actuality the poor cat went right through the sidewalk, and it died instantly.

  • Flapdoodle Flapdoodle

    TEPCO claims 8 of its lives are still intact.

  • atomicistheword

    General Electric Hitachi, Toshiba and their scapegoat TEPCO must be soo PROUD of themselves? A new record. What about the other atomic radiation isotopes, any new records for them, or do we just do the least half lifers? (300 years)

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    HORRIBLE NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY IS KILLING THE PLANET . . .

    • nedlifromvermont

      Hey BP! Planet is rocky, with water, and traces of uranium, forged in the dying ecstasies of an exploding Supernova …

      It's Life on Earth that horrible nuclear technology is killing …

      Summoning up the power derived from the nuclear forces forged at the center of an exploding, giant star …

      And they were winning Nobel prizes for their efforts ….

      Nobel prizes? Does anyone else see the irony? The bequest of an inventor who brought us tri-nitro toluene … used to help us bring about even more perfectly destructive forces, out of our control … an O'Henry irony at heart.

      peace folks.

    • @ TheBigPicture
      February 13, 2014 at 6:11 am Β· Reply

      HORRIBLE NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY IS KILLING THE PLANET . . .

      It was and it will agine be an exercise in futility:

      http://glaringlacuna.blogspot.in/2014/02/a-look-at-japanese-nuclear-programmes.html

  • 21stCentury 21stCentury

    OK; I finally figured it out, this is just like a Stanley Kubrick movie..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHtvDA0W34I

    I was watching Felix jump from the balloon..
    and the idea finally gelled in my frozen mind ;-p

    Building a better Cesium/Strontium/Iodine trap…

    Nuke-isotopes are more easily electrochemically ionized than their stable counterparts..
    so I visualized a size proportional capacitive deionization purifier system to cover large zones of contamination..

    ..what's really cool about this is I figured out how to build it by using a special puff-foam spray-gun that uses feedstock from my floating fluidyne mining factory. It works like 3D-printing on a massive scale of size..
    ..it's the worlds largest supercapacitor that can capture lightning-bolts from a storm then use the static-electricity for trapping isotopes selectively.
    –and, once the toxic ions are trapped they can be gently floated into outerspace without hi-velocity rockets risking destructive accidental atmospheric contamination.

    http://www.geek.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/aero_1.jpg

    • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

      Back up, there, 21stCentury…
      "size proportional capacitive deionization purifier system". ???
      What?

      πŸ™‚

      • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

        Are you saying that the solution to the added neutrons we find in radioisotopes, is the addition of electrons to stabilize the isotopes, keeping them from emitting radiation?

        Just wow! πŸ˜‰

        • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

          The above may not have anything to do with your idea, 21stCentury. But it actually isn't a bad idea at all. Stabilizing radioisotopes by adding electrons. πŸ˜‰

      • 21stCentury 21stCentury

        PhilipUpNorth: Yes You See It Too πŸ™‚ ~~~ Here's more clues: The black blob in the picture is graphene aerogel.

        Goog: graphene aerogel ..and read everything you can about it.

        When you hold it between your fingers it feels like the worlds lightest black marshmallow.

        If you cover a giant blob of graphene aerogel with a mylar skin [like a space blanket] then vacuum most of the air out of it, the whole thing becomes a lighter than air zeppelin.

        I figured out how to spray-build these things on a gigantic massive scale. For R&D testing I have a huge surplus 500' x 200' structure available, it can be converted into a zeppelin hangar.

        Graphene can be made from various sources of carbon, but the least energy intensive method is to use graphite as primary feedstock. Alaska has over 300million tons of graphite in one major open surface deposit, and over 500million tons in many other deposits.

        Graphene aerogel can be 3D-sprayprinted interweaved with silica aerogel to form a massive supercapacitor, huge enough to store lightning bolts.

        A huge dome roof can be built using black&white aerogels as a core material, then it can be skinned over with tough elastomeric paint. The tensile components are strings of nanofiber [Spectra & carbon nanotube].

        A dome roof big enough to cover the entire Fukushima complex can weigh just a few hundred kilograms. πŸ™‚

    • Arizonan Arizonan

      Why not use giant magnets to pull the alpha & beta left and right, like Rutherford? Maybe we can corral them and brand them.

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