Title: A Fukushima fisherman’s tale: Radioactive water from the Daiichi plant is flowing into the ocean at a rate of 300 tons a day
Source: The Independent
Author: David McNeill
Date: August 7, 2013
Experts say the government’s admission shows that the crisis at the Daiichi complex is being managed, not solved.
“It is an emergency – has been since 11 March 2011 and will continue to be long into the future,” said Shaun Burnie, an independent nuclear consultant.
He says onsite contaminated water contains three times the caesium released from the 1986 Chernobyl accident – the world’s worst nuclear disaster.
“That underscores the scale of this never-ending threat.”
See also: Senior Scientist: 100 times more strontium than cesium in water at Fukushima plant -- "Strontium gets into your bones... it changes the equation" -- Not "too" concerned U.S. fish will be affected
Published: August 7th, 2013 at 6:23 pm ET
- ‘Immediate Release’: 1,400 Bq/m³ of radioactive cesium in ocean off Fukushima Daiichi — Highest reading to date, had not been detected previously at location — “Suggests that toxic water leaks at plant have not been contained” (PHOTO) October 10, 2013
- Senior Scientist: 100 times more strontium than cesium in water at Fukushima plant — “Strontium gets into your bones… it changes the equation” — Not “too” concerned U.S. fish will be affected August 7, 2013
- Gov’t: ‘Very serious problem’ at Fukushima; Safety system ‘failed’ — Expert: 12 Trillion Bq of Strontium-90 leaked, could exceed 1/8 of total release since 3/11 — CNN: It’s absorbing into ground — Tepco: “You may feel we didn’t do enough” (VIDEO) February 24, 2014
- Russian Study: Fukushima released 100 quadrillion becquerels of cesium into atmosphere… In just ONE day — About equal to Chernobyl’s total release August 29, 2013
- Study: Daily release from Fukushima of 100+ Quadrillion becquerels of cesium-137 early on in crisis “seems reasonable” — Chernobyl total release was ~70 Quadrillion Bq of cs-137 February 19, 2014