27 quadrillion becquerels of cesium-137 flowed into sea — Doesn’t include first week of crisis — 30 times what Tepco claimed

Published: October 29th, 2011 at 2:10 pm ET


Cesium-137 flow into sea 30 times greater than stated by TEPCO: report, Kyodo, October 29, 2011:

The amount of radioactive cesium-137 that flowed into the Pacific after the start of Japan’s nuclear crisis was probably nearly 30 times the amount stated by Tokyo Electric Power Co. in May, according to a recent report by a French research institute.

The Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety said the amount of the isotope that flowed into the ocean from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant between March 21 and mid-July reached an estimated 27.1 quadrillion becquerels. A quadrillion is equivalent to 1,000 trillion. […]

The report also said the Pacific was polluted at an exceptional speed because the plant stands in a coastal area with strong currents[…]

Read More: Cesium-137 flow into sea 30 times greater than stated by TEPCO: report

Published: October 29th, 2011 at 2:10 pm ET


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56 comments to 27 quadrillion becquerels of cesium-137 flowed into sea — Doesn’t include first week of crisis — 30 times what Tepco claimed

  • Dr. McCoy

    Holy crap this makes me want to string up every Tepco exec by his balls.

  • Kevin Kevin

    Quadrillion, what is that in terrabequerels?

    Seriously though, with all these numbers flying around I find it bizarre that the newspeak still talks in Chernobyl terms.

    In the last thread I forwarded a piece from Forbes where “anti nuclear acitivists are clinging” to a new report that down plays the spread and dispersion issues but claims the nuclear emmissions were ” immense.”

    This is yet another example of the framing of this thing in terms that are far removed from reality and forward a set of assumptions that reinforce the “don’t worry be happy narrative” as fear mongering anti nuclear activists cling to a false frame of the oppositions making which simply leaves the less sophisticated reader with a sense that only the most fringe thinkers and total nutbars would be worried about the radiation impacts in regions outside of Japan.

    I mention this because it is the issues management technique that is at the root of the issue many have raised here about reactions to there forwarding concern about radiation issues in North America. This commuunucation is reinforced throughout the entire spectrum of media and repeated in the echo chamber, purposely to instill that exact reaction.

    This is aggressive issues management and until we begin to reframe things and use language that dispells the outrageous notions utilized by professional mind benders those of you frustated with being dismissed as nutbars for relaying and communcating, what in many cases is simple common sense, will have no hope in coming out from under this heavy blanket of propaganda.

    • Jebus Jebus

      I responded to your other post…

      What part of Ocean Absorbed 79 Percent Of Fukushima Fallout is all good, I have to ask you.

      Downplaying any part of this horrendous environmental disaster, in any way whatsoever, begs another question…

      • Kevin Kevin

        i was being facetious

        • Jebus Jebus

          My apologies then, I took it @ face value….

          My dog is gettin angry and wants to bite…

          • arclight arclight

            wooof!! thats our jebus! πŸ™‚ admin.. through a dog a bone wll ya !! πŸ™‚ oh and one for the rodent as well, while your at it!! πŸ™‚

            • arclight arclight

              oh and really well done about coming out!! shows the levels of honesty here at enenews!! hope you get sorted girl!!

      • truthseek truthseek

        Oh NO biggie (perception of the masses)… 79% of radiation (intravenously) injected directly into a water transport system… life blood of the planet Oh’ Great! What THE ?!?? NO one is really safe, not even remotely so… Scarier by the day (period)

  • Whew!…27.1 billion bacquerels.

    …Above 30 billion is when nothing alive on our Planet survives.

    So until then, Lets Party Like It’s 1999.

    …and Last Call, I nearly have a full book of Ene babes lining up for a final big bamboo/good time with your’s truly.

    Have Nov 17th between 3 – 4 a.m. and Dec 3rd between 11.00 – noon.

    amazing response so far…didn’t realize that like > 500 magnifishently, beauticious females read this web site.

    red red wine

    I have an uncanny resemblance to G C….


    • westcoastgirl westcoastgirl

      Good luck to you, red red wine. As for me, I gave up men a year ago; I find women much more fun. Any enenews babes out there for me? πŸ™‚

      • beamofthewave

        Good for you, not a babe though, just an older lesbian.

        • westcoastgirl westcoastgirl

          Thanks guys, it took me about 20 minutes to send that comment…still hard to be open about sometimes.

          • arclight arclight

            hi west coast girl, please feel free to add any depth or detail….youll find me a listening sort of gerbil…i promise to not tell anyone! πŸ™‚

          • StillJill StillJill

            Absolutely WCG! Have thought long and hard about crossing over to the winning side myself,…but I’m too indoctrinated. No judgement what-so-ever here! Only admiration that you are open to the world,…with your choices,… reasoning’s,…you are trying to make sense of this crazy world,…with all our jangled freakin’ FEELINGS, eh? πŸ™‚

            You’re good people. So glad you found us, we weren’t US ’til you! πŸ™‚

            • westcoastgirl westcoastgirl

              Hey StillJill, thanks for your comment, it helps…yeah, life is confusing, but I know what makes me happy!

              Hope to see my girlfriend again someday…she lives so far away. πŸ™

      • Anthony Anthony

        You go Girl!!!!!

  • Human0815

    We should be very, very happy that this huge amount of bad and nasty Stuff went to the Sea instead of getting Airborne!

    The decision to build the Plants directly on the Sea-Front is/ was very smart,
    more Countries should do so πŸ˜‰

    Now we have a few more years to find something to deal with the genetic Results πŸ™‚

    • Jebus Jebus

      Are you serious? Maybe a quick swim off of the docks of Fukushima Daiichi will improve your genetic result.

      • Anthony Anthony

        Agreed. You just don’t throw heaps of shit onto living things just because “it’s better” for our own asses. We have no right to just poison the oceans and creatures due to our own mistakes and bad decisions. We made a major mistake so its important to do better hereafter.

        The issue is not whether that are conveniently within dumping distance of the oceans, the issue is a goddamn reactor, theoretically, should NEVER leak in the first place, land or sea.

      • arclight arclight

        i think i can sniff….sarcasm πŸ™‚

  • So how does the 30 Billion mean nothing on the planet survives?

    Care2 share?

  • “”So how does the 30 Billion mean nothing on the planet survives?””


    yup 30 billion is the planets maximum before life goes Kaput.

    First area to go DOA will be Central California…thru the San Fran corridor.

    Where you from?

    red red wine

    • beamofthewave

      I dont get it either, just an arbitrary 30 billion or what?

    • jimbojamesiv

      But the article above says 27.1 quadrillion and you say 30 billion kills everything.

      Correct me if I’m wrong, but quadrillion exceeds billion, so I’m hoping you were saying quadrillion, although it seems more than likely that Fukushima is still releasing radiation at most likely very unhealthy levels, so are you really saying it’s the End. The End of Dayers were correct?

      • jimbojamesiv

        Oh yeah, the article also says the 27 quadrillion figure is only of cesium and only what went into the sea.

        If that 30 quadrillion/billion figure is in any way accurate, then I can’t even utter the words….

  • Could someone please point me to a graph or chart – something to explain the differences in the units of measurements of radiation? And the different elements? Rads, rems, microsieverts…………… I need explanations, preferably in a visual………

  • dosdos dosdos

    kilo – 10*3 – thousand
    mega – 10*6 – million
    giga – 10*9 – billion
    tera – 10*12 – trillion
    peta – 10*15 – quadrillion
    exa – 10*18 – quintillion

    Chernobyl released about 14.7 exabequerels total (all isotopes, atmospheric)
    Fukushima at last count has released 19.57 exabequerels (all isotopes, atmospheric and leakage)

    Note that the recording the Fukushima release is not yet complete, as many of the isotopes have not been calculated. However, these are of the lesser released isotopes and probably won’t increase the count by more than 10%.

    Also note that Chernobyl did not leak water, since it was not water cooled, so leakage is not an applicable measurement.

    Fukushima is still releasing and leaking.

    Fukushima is already worse than Chernobyl. Oddly enough, TEPCO quietly admitted this back in May, but the press never seemed to make much of it, because there wasn’t any hard data given with the announcement. It was just a simple statement presented as a vague suspicion. Shortly thereafter, the Japanese government took over PR for TEPCO.

  • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

    red,rad,wino~I would also like to hear your response to the several replies to your post stating the 30billion number you cited as being when life ceases to exist on the planet?!The times I’d wanted to promote this website as a credible source for family,friends & others either unaware of the implications of the event & issues focused on here-but illogical,faulted & sometimes even sensationalist statements & data being set out for whatever reasons make me reluctant to even attempt it because despite perhaps “innocent mistakes”& misinformation only serve to add to the confusion & apathy shown by the majority of the public who amazingly continue to doubt that they’ve been douched with radiation inside & out from Fukushima & god knows how many other successfully “censored” incidents before & after 3/11 that continue to add to the “magic number”whether it’s 30 billion or not-which represent extinction of Earth’s species!-A “break in the monotony”,or cry for attention,or intentional effort made to discredit factual findings & delay the rest of the public’s “awakening”,or ?,-the more or less “innocent”(or not)motivation for propagating bullshit has a negative effect & does not help matters one bit!~Since I don’t want to be a hypocrite & suggest that I know for a fact that you didn’t see that data & statement regarding the “end of life”,etc.,which you still haven’t responded to inquiries made about where you got it from-yet~I’d be guilty of the same type of BS if I were to state as a fact that my opinion that the post was inspired by a combination of too much vino & a sad attempt to use an inappropriate subject as “bait”to reel in women who might not have been as interested in conversing & partying with you as they are about finding the accuracy & origins of your chosen pick-up line.But I don’t know for sure,so won’t elaborate,just like I can’t say you bear an uncanny resemblance to “G.C.”(?)-but if my negative impression prove correct-then…

    • westcoastgirl westcoastgirl

      You obviously don’t get red red wine’s sense of humor, johnny blade…you should read his posts more often; maybe you’ll get it then.

      In case you still don’t, his main point is to enjoy life while we have it, because we just don’t know how long it will last. Everything else is an embellishment of that point, and meant to be humorous…

      • Anthony Anthony

        Offbeat, original, intelligent, ridiculous, poignant member of this community for sure. I’ll even throw in kinda promiscuous while I’m at it. red red wine often makes my day.

      • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

        again,apologies all around as I’m going through a rough time with all this and also have been pissed at the world because it just doesn’t seem like they get it?! Sometimes I wish I didn’t either…Nothing feels right anymore,can’t trust food,(most)people and I actually had been following the posts here on & off when I can and didn’t even realize the same person I was ranting about was also one of the same people I’d been impressed by previously. I need to “vent”in the “direction it deserves to go” and believe me-I’ve put myself on the Govt.’s list of troublemakers & I’m pretty close to having nothing to lose left at this point so the “fan club” I’ve likely drawn attention from probably knows this fact & they likely remember all the surveys I took via EPA RADNET,the petitions I signed-even though some of ’em sadly only had a few dozen peoples names willing to stand up against them for some reason,but my logic & disgust for these idiots is based on things I first learned of thanks to their training,which also points to the different tune they’re whistling to now that they’re as dirty as hell! They sure were critical of the former Soviet Union when Chernobyl went down and they grabbed every bit of camera time they could to point out Russian faults that “couldn’t happen here”with their robustly designed & safeguards they employed”?!! What a crock of bs!!It sure seems that the Russians are/were a lot more concerned about their people than our Govt.& their cronies like Japan are!,I wouldn’t care if I dropped dead tonite because I can’t stand seeing it all go down & what the implications to my children will be & my daughter just miscarried unexpectedly less than 2 months ago and I suspect radiation exposure.But I’m getting awfully close to saying something that could get me in trouble considering who I hold personally accountable and what my “bucket list”holds for those mentioned..Again sorry & thanks for keepin’ it real!,I’d like to stop in…

        • arclight arclight

          @johny your in good hands here, just dont feed the dog!! πŸ™‚ those terriers are very territorial! πŸ™‚

          • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

            lol,ok, I sometimes,(too often)don’t read between the lines as well as I’d like to think I can and it’s usually when I been awake in physical pain associated with the cool,wet weather we’ve been getting & I don’t process things well after being up two days as I think I might’ve let on today! I’m gonna close this by thanking you guys for being patient with me & I’m gonna go bury my head in shame in my pillow now (I hope!)I’ve gotten a lot of good info from you guys & gals here and I’m grateful that this crew is here doing what too many others seem afraid or unwilling to do.Have a great weekend,or what’s left of it at least!! PEACE

        • Sickputer

          The only people you need to get even with are the ones who helped you.

          I am a firm believer in Karma and not wasting my precious energy on enemies. Find your friends wherever they may be and don’t dwell on the past…it’s done and there are no redos.

          The scumbags who facilitated Fukushima will face their own problems far worse.

        • westcoastgirl westcoastgirl

          Johnny blade, make sure you post your daughter’s miscariage on the Fukushima -related Anomolies forum…these things need to be recorded!

        • Anthony Anthony

          Your in good company I’d say. It is a tenuous situation on many levels. I’ve been called out as a shill of all fucken things, and step on toes by accident, but it is a caring nature that binds us all and pulled us here in the first place. You have a group of caring, deep thinking types with plenty of frustrating realities and fears colliding from all directions.

          You show your badge through your thoughtfulness behind your written intentions.

          This is NOT to depress you, I have been saying I needed some *proof* that radiation is unhealthy. I mean shit solid fucking proof. Tonight another poster posted a link and I have to fucking say, if the documentary about Kazakhstan is legitimate and goddamn real, we are in DEEP SHIT with Fukushima with what’s ahead for them; BIOLOGICALLY.

          If any of you really give a shit about whether radiation is truly harmful, follow this dark shitty recommendation from me to you and watch this fucking video on youtube. I am sorry for being so mad about this but, if this is true, and it fucking looks like it to me, we are simply fucked anytime soon.


          I am frightened now more than ever about radiation. I could not stop crying from 14 fucking minutes into it when it showed the baby born without arms.

          *They* fucking nuke tested the shit out of the place to see what it fucking does to people.

          This is the saddest, real-life video I have ever seen. You need to see it too.

          Sorry to rant but you have every goddamn reason to question shit these days. Look at the radiation children on the video and you’ll understand my pain for them. People like you would be the ones saving them from this sadness.

  • Sickputer

    RRW likes to pull your leg… Don’t take it personal, but we don’t get paid to write the gospel suvival guide according to Garp. >;->. We let the freaking government liars lay out their disinformation and then we analyze it. Sometimes we have a little fun because we don’t have a Fukin Nazi editing our phrose.

    • Sickputer

      BTW… Going to change my Avatar later when I get rested up and off my iPhone in favor of my laptop. Let’s just say it will be sheeple-themed. Could be fun.

    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

      In that case I apologize for being so wound up about this shit. I’ve been deemed a paranoid,delusional ass by those I’d been trying to try to wake up since I woke up on 3/11 to the news of the EQ,and as soon as I knew that they’d lost cooling I started my vigil & “countdown” to events I saw coming.Friends on Facebook took an interest in what I had to say until the blackout of media reports began & the EPA RADNET was showing signs of having data manipulated and I implied that we were in fact being slammed here as well as Japan and I guess my friends & even most family decided that I was the equivalent of an April Fool on 4/1 when I posted the “alleged”realtime beta graphs(when & if they even worked!)but my wife of 20 yrs.kept chugging milk,throwing double-dollops of sour cream on her food along with every damn source of food I suspected of being rich in I-131 & cesium in a spiteful feeding frenzy!About halfway through April she developed seizures on top of her asthma & other health issues but the seizures were of unknown origins as the batteries of tests during her many ER visits & Inpatient stays were only recently determined to be due to a “hormonal disorder”(!)thyroid related?!,then our non-smoking,drinking,drug-free 19 yr. old daughter announced that she & her fiance were expecting what would’ve been our 1st grandbaby,at the 7-8 week mark of what had been a normal pregnancy-she started bleeding heavily and tests determined that the baby had no heartbeat despite being fully formed & normal prior to that,that was just under 2 months ago that she miscarried and is still suffering physical & emotional scars as are the rest of the family. Numerous deaths of family and friends occured unexpectedly since this past Spring and I’m pretty sure most,if not all of these events are not coincidence at this point-which is why I got bent when I took the post in question at face value.Everything I’ve been taking in & seeing,reading,watching has me wound up & an…

      • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

        btw-I’m located in the worst state for nuclear crap,as it’s 11 NPP’s would rank it as #7 if it were a country! And I lived most of my 48 yrs. within 3 miles of where it all started with Einstein,Fermi,etc. My High School’s Senior Ditch Day has always been celebrated at Red Gate Woods and the physics lab where the Manhattan Project continued when the CP-1 & 2(I think)were thrown into a deep hole & filled in with concrete and a plaque mentioning Einstein,etc.is mounted on a rock next to a giant slab of graphite still on the path where it fell off an Army truck on the last trip to relocate the facility to its present day location at Argonne National Lab.I got dosed bad during my camping,recreational shooting trips 3 weekends a month at a Class 3 automatic weapons range located in Ottawa,IL where the Radium Dial Co.facility polluted the land there continuously for abt 50 yrs.!,I have bone tumors I stopped short of the biopsies & treatments that already killed 2 of my shooting buddies and a 3rd is in Chemo now but Leukemia is winning.So I can safely assume the massive deep,intense pain & symptoms I have that I treat with strong pain meds is probably being sped along by the crap from Fukushima & all the other “historic”infamous sites I’m nestled between from landfills to a dozen NPP’s that all add up to any of which could have some relevance to things going on around here,even before Fuku took a shit on all of us too! So I’m gonna apologize for my long-winded ramblings & fade back into obscurity & wallow in self-pity and hatred for the slimeballs in the industry & their lying puppets and copntinue signing petitions & hoping to hear of any local protests I can attend. I had planned to post the details of a very candid & interesting conversation with a DOE employee who verified some things suggested here & elsewhere but I’m reluctant to post because I don’t want to cause him troubles as he’s only a year away from retirement,so I set out the above brainfarts…

        • dpl dpl

          I would be spun-up too this is intense and personal so telling your side helps us to comprehend the consequences of letting this nuke crap proliferate and eat away at our lives. Thanks..

        • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication

          @Johnny Blade

          Know that we all appreciate your writing your story. We do care and deeply sympathise.

          It made me think of the futility of trying to go somewhere else to escape what we are facing here. Either the place we contemplate going is polluted, politically unstable, already has significant radiation, requires that you be wealthy to emigrate, or has no possible way of making a living, etc.

          Also, I think the cultural shock would be very difficult.

          I am of the type to stand and fight, even if we lose. I wish we could help you but perhaps the only way we can is by communicating with each other. So don’t just go away. Keep us posted about how you’re doing.

        • StillJill StillJill

          I love your brainfarts Johnny Blade–NoPrevarication is right,…please don’t fade away. You speak all truths,…and as frustrating a life as that sets up for us,….we need one another ALL THE MORE, Yes?

      • Sickputer

        I understand your angst…I have been labeled obsessed (I can handle that) but also been labeled a liar, scare monger, etc…

        My wife has also been ill and still undiagnosed…awaiting another test result. A friend had their 3-year-old daughter die suddenly and inconclusive autopsy.

        Hang in there…you will be validated some day and probably soon.

  • Dogleg Dogleg

    I think this accident could possibly create 7 billion brazillions.

  • StillJill StillJill

    “7 billion brazillions.” Good one Dogleg!
    I’m watching PBR (Professional Bull Riders) the last four days,…and the Brazilian Bee’s are kicking butt! Of all the Country’s competing, Brazil is mathematically sure to take it this year. Their Country indeed, is onfire in terms of growth and ‘becoming’.

    Besides,….I hear a song in that one-To be sure,…”Seven Billion NEW Brazilians” πŸ™‚

    • Dogleg Dogleg

      Howdy Jill. I was starting to wonder if anyone was goin to get it. I thought quadrillion was a made-up term. Quess not, but figure if they can use it I can use Brazillion.

  • gonefission gonefission

    1st glance I thought it looked like a story on the deficit…
    I guess