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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