Highest contamination levels yet in seawater off Fukushima plant — 3,800 Bq/liter of tritium

Published: August 16th, 2013 at 11:28 am ET


Title: Detailed Analysis Results in the Port of Fukushima Daiichi NPS
Source: Tepco
Date: Aug. 16, 2013
h/t Fukushima Diary

North side of Unit 1-4 water intake channel (Highest Dose)

  • Cesium-134 @ 34 Bq/Liter (Aug. 13, 2013)
  • Cesium-137 @ 81 Bq/Liter (Aug. 13, 2013)
  • Beta nuclides @ 1,000 Bq/Liter (Aug. 11, 2013)
  • Tritium @ 3,800 Bq/Liter (Aug. 11, 2013)

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Published: August 16th, 2013 at 11:28 am ET


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13 comments to Highest contamination levels yet in seawater off Fukushima plant — 3,800 Bq/liter of tritium

  • UncleCrusty

    "Efforts have failed at Fukushima plant". GOD! I am so sick of that phrase. Perhaps a change to "Hi. We're TEPCO, and we're still fucking up the planet"
    Please que REM – End of the world as we know it. Thank you.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Works for me!

  • Gasser Gasser

Just relaxin' in the tub

    Thinkin' everything was all right.

    Well… I stepped out the tub

    Put my feet on the floor
I wrapped the towel around me
And stumbled to the door.

    And… then-a…bright blue flash
I jumped back from the bath
Well… how was I to know

    There was a Nuclear meltdown going on.

    There was a crackln' and a fizzn’
I was a reeln' with a bad feeln’
Stopped moven' an started groanin'

    Fallin' down an rollin'… agggah!

    Bing, bang
I saw the whole NRC gang
Lien' on my liven' room TV

Flip flop
They was doin' the bullshit bop
As teens were swimin' in a radioactive sea.

    There was Mr. Plutonium with-a Cesium Sue

    Good Golly, Miss. Americium was-a even there, too!

A-well-a with an immune system crash
I realized the contaminated bath
I went and put my Hazmat suit on… yea!

    I was a sweaten' when a strolln'

    Reelin' with a bad feeln’
Moanin' and a groanin'

    Tossin' and a turnin'… aggah!

    Yes… I was aw splished' with a Cesium splash

I was a rollin' and not strolling’
Yeah… I was stopped from moven’
I was a pukein' with a bad feelin'

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks


  • weeman

    What did you expect, you had three melt downs and a I don't know, did you expect it to go away, apparently.
    The writting is on the wall for all to see, you can deny all you want but the reality of the situation merits further investigation, no, of course it does, now explain to me the lack of response from the Japanese government and the rest of society, cause I am at a loss and don't give me the same old song and dance, there is more to it, please don't get carried away, keep it in the bounds of reality.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Man is great at building things and also great at blowing up/destroying things…

    They are not great at fixing things….

    • m a x l i

      It's a cultural thing. Watch any average (Hollywood) movie! There you have 1 minute building or fixing and 89 minutes destruction. The builders are the useful and boring idiots. The destroyers are the heroes and have all the money and women they want. Good orientation for juvenile movie watchers!

  • If I recall correctly tritium has a relatively short halflife

    • MoonlightEmpire MoonlightEmpire

      "Relatively" is the key word. (Good to see you back Tacoma).

      I believe it's 12 years, at least for certain isotopes. What makes Tritium really bad is that it is water soluable. This means that instead of H2O molecules, you have T2O molecules. You can't tell them apart by any of the senses. This means that every drop of water you drink could in fact be what is called "Tritiated Water". This is a big no-no for life-forms, considering we owe most of our existence to water…

      Even if you test every glass of water before consumption, I would think at least a few molecules would be able to slip by undetected (how could any test examine every molecule?).

      Then remember that water is not just consumed via glasses…it's in every fruit and vegetable you consume, which could now be Tritiated.

      Then remember that you don't have to consume this Tritiated Water through your digestive system…it is able to be absorbed through the skin. Baths, Showers, washing your hands, rain, fog, dew…everything.

      Only one solution: Abolish nuclear. Boycott nuclear until global decomissioning begins.

      • m a x l i

        12 years is correct. But there is only ONE isotope of tritium. Tritium IS an isotope. Tritium is not an element. Only elements have isotopes.

        In principle, you could tell apart H2O and T2O by your senses. Take two buckets. Put 9 litres of H2O in one bucket and 9 litres of T2O in the other. Holding them in both your arms, you will realise the buckets' weight differs, because the H2O has the mass of 9 kilograms, whereas the T2O has the mass of 11 kilograms. (But I didn't calculate if one of your arms will fall off because of the radiation. So, better don't try it at home!)

  • NoNukes NoNukes

    The air looks bad too:

    August 16, 2013 at 3:34 pm · Reply
    The radiation level is increasing right outside the Nuclear reactor plant !!!! – netc.com

    Station ID 6:2434132255 Fukushima Dai-ichi MP-6, Fukushima, JP
    nSv/h: current 3000 Low 1700 High 3000
    Average 2194, Deviation 496.3

    Last updated: 2013-08-16 12:50:00 GMT-0500

    Report Comment

    August 16, 2013 at 4:56 pm · Reply
    Thanks, harlan. These readings seem off the chart high, too, don't know if they are on netc.com or the recent history…

    155,000 nSv/h Fukushima Dai-ichi 13-08-15 23:30

    8,471 nSv/h Namie, Shimotsushima 13-08-17 05:00



  • ftlt

    Can we believe anything they put out??? NO!!!

    All of their data is now suspect (not just on here) but the general population now..

    Tepco must go