Massive radiation spike at Fukushima: 40,000% increase below ground between Units 1 & 2 this month — Order of magnitude above record high set last year

Published: November 14th, 2014 at 11:04 pm ET
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TEPCO: Monitoring at the East Side of Fukushima Daiichi Unit 1-4 Turbine Buildings:

Groundwater pumped up from the well point (between Unit 1 and 2)

>> Nov 13, 2014:

  • Cs-134 @ 920 Bq/L
    Up over 40,000% in 10 days
    Previous record @ 110 Bq/L
  • Cs-137 @ 3,000 Bq/L
    Up over 40,000% in 10 days
    Previous record @ 250 Bq/L
  • Mn-54 @ 110 Bq/L
    Up over 2,000% in 10 days
  • Gross β @ 3,200,000 Bq/L
    Up over 1,000% in 10 days

>> Nov 3, 2014:

  • Cs-134 @ ND (MDA=2)
  • Cs-137 @ 6.3 Bq/L
  • Mn-54 @ 5 Bq/L
  • Gross β @ 230,000 Bq/L

Underground water observation hole No.1-17 (near well point between Unit 1 and 2)

See also from today: TV: Attempt to stop flow of highly radioactive liquid at Fukushima "in doubt" -- AP: Much of it is pouring in trenches going out into Pacific -- Experts: Amount entering ocean "increasing by 400 tons daily" -- Problem "so severe" it's consuming nearly all workers at site -- Top Plant Official: "Little cause for optimism" (VIDEO)

Published: November 14th, 2014 at 11:04 pm ET
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