NHK: ‘Worrying discovery’ at Fukushima plant — Radioactivity level ‘sharply rising’ — 30-fold increase since Sunday (VIDEO)

Published: September 14th, 2013 at 9:18 am ET
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Title: Tritium rises in groundwater in Fukushima Daiichi
Source: NHK World
Date: Sept. 13, 2013

“Engineers at Japan’s crippled nuclear plant have made a worrying discovery”

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says that it found sharply rising tritium levels at a monitoring well near a wastewater storage tank.Tokyo Electric Power Company says the level of radioactive tritium at one of the wells rose to 130,000 becquerels per liter on Thursday. That’s more than twice the government-set level for its release into the sea. [...]

The tritium level in the well was 64,000 becquerels per liter on Tuesday and rose to 97,000 becquerels on Wednesday. The well is located 20 meters north of the leaking tank. [...]

Reuters: “4,200 becquerels/liter at the same location on Sunday”

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Published: September 14th, 2013 at 9:18 am ET
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