TEPCO estimate sees more radiation than NISA’s
The Yomiuri Shimbun
May 24, 2012
Tokyo Electric Power Co. has estimated the total amount of radioactive substances discharged from its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant measured 760,000 terabecquerels, 1.6 times the estimate released by the Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency in February.
There are two ways to estimate the amount of discharged radioactive substances.
TEPCO combined the two methods and repeated its calculations under different conditions. It reached a final estimate of 400,000 terabecquerels of iodine-131 and 360,000 terabecquerels of cesium-137.
Published: May 23rd, 2012 at 6:00 pm ET