Newly released data shows Iodine-131 found multiple times in Ibaraki — 320 Bq/kg in Hitachi sludge, previous test had none (CHARTS)

Published: September 30th, 2011 at 10:52 am ET


100 km from Hitachi to Fukushima Daiichi SOURCE: Google Maps

Radioactivity, such as sewage sludge, Ibaraki Environmental Radiation Monitoring Center, Release Date of September 26, 2011:

Google Translation

Iodine-131, Dewatered Sludge, September 12 and 21:

  • 35 Bq/kg Kuji purification furnace No. 2 Naka Center
  • 130 Bq/kg Itako purification center

Iodine-131, Dewatered Sludge, September 14:

  • 21 Bq/kg Mito purification center
  • 21 Bq/kg Hitachinaka Sewage purification center
  • 320 Bq/kg Hitachi Metropolitan Sewerage Association Takahagi

Half life of iodine-131 is 8 days, so it couldn’t have come from the criticality [that] happened in March. –Yoyo Hinuma, University of California San Diego regarding other recent reports of Iodine-131 in Japan

Previous test showed no iodine-131:

Published: September 30th, 2011 at 10:52 am ET


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22 comments to Newly released data shows Iodine-131 found multiple times in Ibaraki — 320 Bq/kg in Hitachi sludge, previous test had none (CHARTS)

  • Steven Steven

    Don’t burn it, bury it!

    • moonshellblue moonshellblue

      ” Incineration of waste that is a mixture of chemically hazardous and radioactive materials, known as “mixed waste,” has two principal goals: to reduce the volume and the total chemical toxicity of the waste.
      Health and Environmental Risks

      Incineration does not destroy metals or reduce radioactivity of wastes. Radioactive waste incinerators, when equipped with well-maintained, high efficiency filters, can capture all but a small fraction of the radioactive isotopes and metals fed into them. The fraction that does escape, however, tends to be in the form of small particles that are more readily absorbed by living organisms than larger particles.

      Incinerators, like many combustion devices such as automobile engines, convert combustible materials mainly to carbon dioxide and water (steam). But they generally also create toxic by-products, known as “products of incomplete combustion” or (PICs). PICs can be more toxic per unit weight than the original wastes. The total quantity and toxicity of PICs from incinerators is highly uncertain(1). The most widely-studied toxic PICs are known as dioxins.

      Dioxins and similar toxic chemical compounds accumulate in fatty tissue, increasing in concentration at each successive level of the food chain. Until 1993, regulations did not factor in food chain exposure.

      Although special filters can reduce toxic emissions to well below legal limits, they also concentrate toxins in ash. Landfilled ash and contaminated filters present greater threats to groundwater than the original wastes in some cases(2). Permanent storage of ash in well-monitored structures can minimize the risk of groundwater contamination.”
      I concur bury it on site, or cover with sand and after it decays cement the whole area.

  • radegan

    “We already explained that, it’s hospital waste, we…uh…cleaned out the drain clogs and lots of backed up material flowed out, that’s all.”

    Breaking News: Strontium-89, 90 in 79km area and contamination map

    • irradiated californian

      yay, you’re back, now the posters here can stop worrying about what happened to you, even though you said you were leaving and not coming back (again). is it really that hard? i take it there isn’t much for you to do back home…

      • StillJill StillJill

        Irradiated,….One more comment like this out of you—and I’m going to wave my magic wand,….and have Jebus report you to ADMIN,…and your wings will be clipped. Peech???

      • Elenin Velikovsky Elenin Velikovsky

        Yeah, get outa here, Irrelevant Californian.
        Thanks for keeping us updated Tacoma!
        Irrelevated Californian:
        The more you “ack stoopit”,
        the more closer to having the Lord
        STRIKE You “Stoopit”….so you can see how Blessed
        you really are, in the World where Good People Don’t
        “Ack Stoopit”.

  • Darth

    NOVA has a 6th month special on Tsunami Survivor Stories of 2011 Japan with some coverage of the nuclear – but mostly it is the survivors in footage seen early on. Wonder what happened to some of the people in the video’s running for their lives? This tells the story of some of those seen who managed to get to safety.

    Tsunami Survivors

  • WHEW!!!!!

    ….I just woke up from long sleep and realized fukushima is just a “bad dream”.

    Life is wonderfull…people care for one another, would never let billions of humans starve or live below poverty line…..huh?….ENENEWS exists?…all these fukushima problems exist…billions are really starving?….I’m going back to sleep…f*ck this

    red red wine

  • StillJill StillJill

    I know,…there’s not enough red red wine in this world to make it even close to O.K.!

  • Elenin Velikovsky Elenin Velikovsky

    Jill, Big Grins, for Red Wine and everybody….
    Whenever ye eat and drink,
    Do This in Remembrance of Me.
    Thank You Jesus!

  • StillJill StillJill

    Thank you Jack,…I needed the reminder!

    I feel so badly for folks who don’t have Jesus. What a TERRIFYING world this was for me,…way back when.

    Shalom Jack!

  • Strontium-89, 90 in 79km area and contamination map

    In addition to the Plutonium news, Tepco admitted that they detected Strontium-89 and 90.

    These flew even further than Plutonium.

    Strontium-89 was found even in the major locations of 79km area.

    In Namie machi,they measured 22,000 Bq/m2.

    Strontium-90 was found in 79km area too.

    In Futaba machi,they measured 5,700 Bq/m2.

  • Alaskan Alaskan

    Welcome back Tacomagroove, this site is a lot more interesting with you posting!!

    • WindorSolarPlease


      Yes I agree with Alaskan. Welcome Back, enjoy reading your posts and links.

      I just wish there would be better news on this disastrous situation.

  • pure water

    So, we have iodine, and if you try to explain what does it mean, people become bored and dismiss what you are saying. They watch TV and believe this false reality. The reality in which money can make you healthy, strong, happy and even almighty. The power is within us, and we are forced to search outside. What an idiocratic notion! But so many people believe they can feel better if they fit in the System. We need to fit in Nature, not in the imaginary systems!
    sorry, friends, bad time with bad people…

  • dosdos dosdos

    One convenience that TEPCO and the government have done for themselves is to keep the 20 km zone strictly enforced. That way, accurate recording of neutron bursts can’t be made by third party groups to verify criticality at Daiichi. Be sure that TEPCO is monitoring it for themselves, but that they’d ever publish any positive readings just isn’t profitable. Likewise, they’d never warn their workers of neutron bursts, since it isn’t profitable. It pays to stick to gamma readings for public release.