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