Plutonium-238 from Fukushima plant detected for first time offshore — Tepco reveals data 9 months later

Published: April 15th, 2013 at 9:38 am ET


Source: Tepco
Date: April 15, 2013
h/t Fukushima Diary

The density of Pu-238 and Pu-239+240 are supposed to originate from the accident this time for the following reason.

  • Pu-238 which had not been detected at the offshore of the power plant was detected this time.
  • The densities of Pu-239+240 is higher than that of the range of past measurement values in the sea area near 1F and 2F.

Full report here

Published: April 15th, 2013 at 9:38 am ET


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17 comments to Plutonium-238 from Fukushima plant detected for first time offshore — Tepco reveals data 9 months later

  • ion jean ion jean

    It was always there in dry soil according to footnote, these amounts are 200% increase since 7 years ago,

    WTF… Plutonium as an afterthought? Culture of Lies and Death belongs to Nukers. Blood Money!

    • redwing redwing

      Yeah, it is a little bit in the category of "sorry I didn't tell you I crapped in the potato salad".

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Redwing, thanks for the good laugh. I needed one, in this laugh or cry situation. Typical TEPCO announcement, a "day late and a dollar short," as they say.

        Why the delay in releasing the information? I thnk we should collectively begin analyzing whatever is going on with TEPCO and the government in Japan. I'd venture to guess there are political and financial reasons for the timing of their news releases.

        It's getting pretty out of control, and TEPCO won't be able to do "damage control" with the media much longer.

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Well, actually, the situation has been out of control since it began, but now the problems are becoming more obvious.

          Seeing steam coming from cracks in the ground under the plant (videos) and black and pink smoke issuing forth (thanks to Nuckelchen and others) was enough to convince me the place looks like living hell.

  • redwing redwing

    So this supports the contention that SFP4 is already gone, amiright?

    • We Not They Finally

      That they have not said. But it's always looked like the bombed out Murrah Building in Oklahoma City. We never understood how it could still house ANYTHING. Or that some high-tech cooling system could reach up there, when they could not even control what was on the ground. But I guess that you are saying that because of the MOX fuel there, the plutonium fuel?

  • Sol Man

    Humankind's common nest has been shat in. When we look we see it everywhere.

  • nedlifromvermont

    But nowhere are the lies or the deceit quite so catastrophic as with Big Nuclear!!!!

    It was always about the plutonium.

    Everything else in the news, in my opinion, is a giant distraction from the Great Modern Lie of "Safe" Nuclear Power.

    We do not need this menace any more.

    We do need some truthful responses from those responsible, still living, starting with someone from GE.


    Keep up your spirits 'newsers.

    Still time to get some things right.

    peace …

    • ion jean ion jean

      Some companies like GE, Westinghouse, Alcoa, DuPont, and others along The Atomic Road shall be held liable for our downwind exposure, our predecessors or descendants' exposure by nuclear atmospheric release or accident and/or both.

      Fukushima total radioactive releases now estimated by geoscientist/gov't lab whistleblower/fallout atmospheric expert Leuren Moret to be 300 Chernobyls.

      The people of Rongelap had by the 1970s a 50% hypothyroidism rate across their population when a government scientist exclaimed this doesn't look good for what lies ahead…U.S. West Coast at 30% in babies already…my word, we all were nuked by a corporation and our military and commander in chief stand by and do nothing? WTH is NNSA, DOE, EPA, USA worth to us in the face of chronic disease and risk?

      • ion jean ion jean

        So with Peace, Love and Light the Truth shall be known by our neighbors, friends and families…

        Eat the root veggies, boil 1st 5 min pour off then cook as U like…bentonite clay drink half tsp a day…Yerba mate every day…calcium D3 supplement…chaga, rosemary

        Eat eggs, corn, potatoes and oats, fruits ok and apples best (S Amer or East Coast U S)

        Avoid the obvious plus less dairy, wheat, some nuts and tea (camellia sinensis) and leafy greens (these are Chernobyl secrets of survival)

  • We Not They Finally

    What people commonly do not know (what WE didn't know either before this all happened!) is that plutonium is a wholly man-made element. Apparently many of the radioactive nuclides are. They decay into each other with by-products of extra emitting ions. Matter literally got "cracked open." This was never designed to support life — to the contrary.

  • We Not They Finally

    Note in above related posts: "…plutonium detected in ALL soil samples off Fukushima coast — TEPCO says NOT related to meltdowns" November 2011. Well over a year back. Yet (obviously) there is NO WAY plutonium is found ANYWHERE except from nuclear power gone amok, as it is not found in NATURE. So it's maximum lies at all times until they are FORCED to reveal. So what they are now belatedly reporting as alarming, has been alarming for a long time, it's worse than what they say, and it's ONGOING. No big surprise. It's just horrifying that so few in THIS country, the U.S., seem to even notice.

    • moonshellblue moonshellblue

      Ignorance is bliss tis folly to be wise. I do think many do not want deal with stark realities and would rather continue on like lemmings which is probably a sensible healthy way to look at things as this is very dire and beyond resolution at this juncture. Plus when you throw in climate extremes and the rising levels of carbon dioxide and methane it's downright hopeless. I know I have to take breaks to keep my sanity. I know what you're saying as it is frustrating when you talk about Fukushima and people look at you like you're from another planet and as the songs says, Any one that I'm welcome to is better than the one I come from. (Steely Dan)

      • PurpleRain BeachGirl

        I think we are making just a slight dent in the number of people who are starting to wake up and pay attention. We really need to be making a whole lot more noise and keep putting up with the funny looks when you tell people. We need to stop this nuclear we have to wake up a hell of a lot more people!

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Plutonium .. most dangerous substance in the world (by far) and it's leaking, thanks to nuclear.