Radioactive material “soars” in ocean near Fukushima plant — Tepco: Contaminated groundwater leaking into Pacific?

Published: June 25th, 2013 at 10:25 am ET
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Title: Tritium samples in sea near No. 1 soar
Source: Japan Times
Author: Reiji Yoshida
Date: Jun 25, 2013

The density of radioactive tritium in samples of seawater from near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant doubled over 10 days to hit a record 1,100 becquerels per liter, possibly indicating contaminated groundwater is seeping into the Pacific, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.

The latest sample was taken June 21 from the sea near a water intake point east of the reactor 1 turbine building. [...]

Tepco said late Monday it was still analyzing the water for strontium-90 [...]

[...] during a news conference Monday in Tokyo, Masayuki Ono, a Tepco executive and spokesman, this time did not deny the possibility of leakage into the sea, while he said Tepco is still trying to determine the cause of the spike.

See also: TV: Groundwater shows massive spike in radioactive material at Fukushima plant -- Strontium-90 up over 10,000% in past few months -- Tepco apologizes (VIDEO)

Published: June 25th, 2013 at 10:25 am ET
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16 comments to Radioactive material “soars” in ocean near Fukushima plant — Tepco: Contaminated groundwater leaking into Pacific?

  • Cisco Cisco

    "1,100 becquerels per liter"…says TEPCO. Yeah, and if you believe their numbers, I have a great deal of a bridge you can buy.


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  • weeman

    I have a hard time believing what I am reading, you would think that by now the people of Japan are well versed in nuclear fission by now, but they still do not seem to connect the dots, why uncomprehendable.
    Well if they don't believe what they read I have a crystal ball and Japan is toast, done, no more, a mere shadow of the nation it was, doomed and is now a third world nation run by a crime syndric, that what the crystal ball tells me. Now wake up and shake your nation to the core.


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  • We Not They Finally

    "Leak"? "Leak"??? "LEAK"????? They are out of their minds, right? They had already ANNOUNCED that a minimum of 400 TONS of contaminated groundwater would be POURING into the sea since there was no place else for it to go!!

    Now they are "surprised" and trying to determine "the cause"? Where in the world it came from and what's in it?? Are they psychopathic mental patients? THEY did it!

    "Leak" is when a four-year-old accidentally does no. 1 in his pants. These deadly, hellish, ongoing torrents THEY let loose to poison the whole world are surely not a "leak."


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  • KDM KDM

    Tepco university, hosting doctoring degrees in death and lying.


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  • KDM KDM

    Maybe they should watch their webcam if they want to know why radiation is spiking. It doesn't take a genius to see something is brewing from below.


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  • Tumrgrwer Tumrgrwer

    "The density of radioactive tritium in samples of seawater from near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant doubled over 10 days to hit a record 1,100 becquerels per liter, possibly indicating contaminated groundwater is seeping into the Pacific, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said."

    Some seep. The definition of seep has nothing to do with this nuclear crisis, nothing. The word tritium and seep don't mix. Flipping liars, doubling over 10 days. What's the next 10 days have to offer?


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  • jec jec

    They must have dumped the tanks. And not by accident.


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  • KDM KDM

    They are probably using a new cutting edge "green" tank technology made from recycled newspaper.


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Obviously out of control. And worldwide, there's no control of this danger, as proven by the continuing leaking of radiation into our environment. It causes heart attack, stroke, thyroid and other cancers, diabetes, leukemia, and more.


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  • They said that they had enough storage capacity to handle another two years of highly contaminated water…

    Maybe they found out that was not the case, and in any case, it is too expensive to keep building those darn metal temporary cylinders which will have to be replaced in a few years anyway… just like Hanford.

    We predict no end to the costs, no end to the nightmare, and we predict that just like Hanford and other sites like it around the world, it will just keep getting worse and worse.

    Nuclear Reactor Recertification
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/nuclear-reactor-recertification.html

    And those darn radioactive tritium leaks, they are part of the problem at EVERY NUCLEAR PLANT, including those in the good ol USA.

    75% US Nuclear Plants Leaking Toxic Tritium Radiation Into Drinking Water Supply; via @AGreenRoad
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/75-us-nuclear-plants-leaking-toxic.html


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  • Corium has left the building

    A good synopsis of the status of the Fukushima reactors:

    Fukushima reactors status 26 Jun 2013
    http://www.houseofjapan.com/local/fukushima-reactors-status-26-jun-2013


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    • SmokinSess SmokinSess

      "the decommissioning of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Units 1-4 to enable evacuees to return to their homes as soon as possible" never ever read such a pile of bullsh*t. it makes me sick.


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  • SmokinSess SmokinSess

    why they always acting like why is this why is that? it's no rocket science. these monsters leak since two years. who cares about contaminated water if molten (mox)fuel! is leaking directly into the ocean with a devastating impact on the marine life. your mothers must be really proud. pathetic.. und Tschüß.


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