Tepco: Total estimated cesium release into air is triple amount published 2 months ago

Published: July 23rd, 2012 at 2:14 pm ET


The Estimated Amount of Radioactive Materials Released into the Air Due to the Accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station: Progress Since May 24, 2012
July 23, 2012

  • Total cesium before reevaluation = 20 petabecquerels (PBq)
  • Total cesium after reevaluation = 50-70 PBq (Average of 60 PBq, or 3 times higher than before)

Published: July 23rd, 2012 at 2:14 pm ET


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41 comments to Tepco: Total estimated cesium release into air is triple amount published 2 months ago

  • CaMom

    TEPCO official, "Finger AND toes? I thought it was fingers OR toes!"

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Very dangerous when consumed. And it's on soil and crops everywhere. Our world does not need this stuff.

  • Is there a link for an English version of this report?

    I would like to read it.

    I don't understand the pages above. I need to see the report.

    • arclight arclight

      from my understanding.. the 24 may report underestimated the cesium ratio.. the new figures (there seem to be 2), show the increase in the chart with some variability.. giving 2 outcomes..

      what the eck is .."ratio of susceptibility".. i suspect it is an algorithmic/mathematical term to explain the unknown.. statistically speaking of course 🙂

      the whole document reads like..

      "health effects already?" … "we better up the emissions to try to match the damage better.. and help us to confound any clever independent investigations"..

      and you can guarantee the new figures are low as well.. imho

      smoke and mirrors..??


    What's in this article is pretty much it.
    Perhaps this report is meant to be not understood.



  • arclight arclight

    "..Our result shows a higher I-131 amount (500PBq) compared to the result obtained from a thirdparty organization (120-200PBq)…."

    would this organisation be the world famous (recently privatised and non-transpaerent)

    NILU from the country that gave us the nobel peace prize.. and stopped the forcasting , claiming it wasnt as bad as they first thought?? 🙂

    and it looks like they cant get their sources right either.. sloppy work

    "….based on the research paper published by JAEA*.
    * Journal of Environmental Radioactivity Volume 112, October 2012, Pages 141-154…"

    october 2012????

    not based on new evidence of contamination because little has been done to find the spread of contamination..

    they just changed a software program that helps cover up the video from criirad.. awesome high cesium levels from july 2012 errr i meant 2011 🙂

    "Published on Mar 13, 2012 by criirad
    This video shows radiation levels on May 29th 2011, in Fukushima city (Japan) about 60-65 km from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors.
    Measurements are made by a CRIIRAD scientist (Bruno. Chareyron, engineer in nuclear physics) during a meeting between CRIIRAD and Japanese citizens …………" see description for more


    yup! think NILU have rubbish software.. typical of privatisation.. ruined the company..

    as an aside

    the norwegians were really well organised at finding hot spots after chernobyl.. no advice to japan??…

  • GlowInTheDark GlowInTheDark

    The ratio estimated by Gesellschaft für Strahlenschutz e.V.
    Cs-137 : Cs-134 : Sr-90 : Pu-239 = 100:100:50:0.5

  • weeman

    You are baffling the common man with science, give it to us in laymans terms tepco please.

    Not that that piece of paper even comes close to a scientific paper, no backup, no validation, no explanation, no way of duplicate.


    whenever the numbers come out nice and clean and even like that, they are definitely made up. just like the numbers that these replaced. they will NEVER tell the truth.

    • parwie

      I assume you're right. And they even write about "Other uncertainties" at the end of the document. That tells me (after all you got to know about them) that they try "legally" not to tell the truth.

  • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

    The children in the Chernobyl region have heart pathologies you’d expect to see in very old people… Foreign teams of doctors go into Belarus like a MASH unit to perform 100s and 100s of heart surgeries on children, to put patches on their hearts because they have holes in their hearts. And its the radioactive cesium.





    • andagi andagi

      Dear MaidenHeaven.
      Yes! Thank you so much. The children need ecg's and a plan for relocation. We can help people grasp this.

  • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

    Professor Rory O’Neill of Stirling University notes: “Real life is more complicated. Getting cancer is a social class issue; surviving cancer is a social class issue. Until the view from the ivory towers reflects that from the tower blocks, the finger of blame will point at the victims, and not at those that really control their cancer risks”.

    Fukushima Radiation NOT SAFE! Refer to the reports listed under the video.


  • Sickputer

    Two months ago RT news reported Tepco's latest figures on Fukushima cesium releases being 4 times worse than Chernobyl:


    SP: But RT warned Telco was lowballing the figures:

    Excerpt: "The problem is that TEPCO only counts the amount of iodine-131 and cesium-137 leaked from the Fukushima reactor, and compares them to the whole range of isotopes that were discharged at Chernobyl.

    And if compared properly, the numbers tell a different story.

    The final estimate suggests that 400,000 TBq of iodine-131 leaked from Fukushima, which is indeed lower than during the Chernobyl incident, but only 4.5 times lower.

    Regarding the emission of cesium-137, Fukushima is far ahead its rival. Post-Fukushima estimations suggest that Chernobyl put out a total of 85,000 TBq of caesium-137 over the course of the disaster. The Fukushima reactor, however, has so far released 360,000 TBq of cesium-137, according to TEPCO."

    • Sickputer

      Will we one day see main stream media with these headlines?

      Fukushima Nuclear Disaster 20 Times Worse Than Chernobyl:

      Radiation Still Gushing From the Nuclear Megaplex

      Northern Hemisphere Contamination Feared Deadly to Humans

      • 500 DAYS!

        Those should have been the headlines for the last 500 days.
        (16 months 12 days) http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=march+11+2011

        They should be the headline today.

        They will never be the headline of tomorrow until the Nuclear Overlords pay for their crimes of stupidity and negligence against all living things.

        The repetition of lies and coverups to calm the masses will continue.
        (That will be just one of their excuses.)

      • Anthony Anthony

        Hi Sickputer
        Im not sure if it makes me feel any better but the cover of The Georgia Straight here in Vancouver says :

        nuclear fishin'
        Japanese tests have revealed high radiation levels in some Pacific Ocean seafood, creating concern among doctors at BC universities.

        The entire cover is a carton of a store's seafood showcase which has two-three eyed salmon lying on ice with a dosimeter reading off the charts by the FRESH FISH signage…. inside there's a two page article on topic with a chart demonstrating ten measured species showing significant rises in cesium this last year. Salmon appears to be the greatest concern and highest rise…even the landlocked samples.

  • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

    Fukushima has nearly 10 times more nuclear fuel than Chernobyl.

    It also means that a single spent fuel pool – at reactor 4, which has lost all of its water and thus faces a release of its radioactive material – has 75% as much nuclear fuel as at all of Chernobyl.

    Specifically, Tepco very recently transferred many more radioactive spent fuel rods into the storage pools. According to Associated Press, there were – at the time of the earthquake and tsunami – 3,400 tons of fuel in seven spent fuel pools plus 877 tons of active fuel in the cores of the reactors.

    That totals 4,277 tons of nuclear fuel at Fukushima.

    Which means that there is almost 24 times more nuclear fuel at Fukushima than Chernobyl.


  • arclight arclight

    now to nilu

    they recieved an update file on their servers for japan 16 hours ago,but this particular area is locked.. not surprising
    the link to ..
    Repository in Japan – many thanks to Saji N. Hameed for this development


    Saji N Hameed CAIST/ARC-ENV University of Aizu, Fukushima,


    so they are still working together.. nilu and the japanese nuke mob with a little help from pro nuke meteorology..

    so who is the third party agency listed above and how could they be so wrong?? it was nilu all along??

    smoke and mirrors..

    wonder if this was meant for the "real press" is it the iaeas birthday coming up soon?? some good pro nuke news needed for japan today etc????

  • arclight arclight

    and theres more

    U.N. Chief Criticizes Test Ban Treaty Holdouts

    Feb. 17, 2012
    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday issued a pointed message to the eight nations holding up entry into force of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (see GSN, Feb. 6).

    “There is no good reason to avoid signing or ratifying this treaty. Any country opposed to signing or ratifying it is simply failing to meet its responsibilities as a member of the international community," Ban said in Vienna, Austria. "It is irresponsible to see this treaty still waiting to come into effect 15 years after it was opened for signature."

    "..The treaty has been signed by 182 nations and ratified by 157 of those states. However, it cannot take on the power of law until ratified by 44 "Annex 2" nations that possessed nuclear power or research programs while participating in negotiations on the accord in the 1990s. There are eight holdouts from that group — China, Egypt, India, Iran, Israel, North Korea, Pakistan and the United States…"

    "..Ban said he is "ready to visit those capitals suspicious about the reliability of the treaty’s monitoring and inspection systems" (Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization release, Feb. 16)…"


    • arclight arclight

      of course NILU used the data from the test ban treaty monitoring stations.. initially, then in april 2011 they said that the projections were too high so they closed of the server but continued to post projection maps.. how do i know this? i was in norway and managed to access the mainframe briefly and saw the maps listed as normal.. i got in because the engineers were updating the server in the summer..

      the whole sordid story is on enenews somewhere…

      but i thought i would explain why norway is so pliable to usa nuke military commands.. the usgs has fully mapped norway and intends to make it as flat as denmark, or maybe leave a hole ?


  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    TEPCO has announced cesium 3 times higher than first evaluation.
    Only 3?
    Do they feel better now?
    Lawyers in Japan…please take note..admissions from TEPCO are hard to come by.

  • Tumrgrwer Tumrgrwer

    A camera that photographs gamma rays…now we are talking. Let's see some pictures!


    The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has constructed a prototype of a new device called the "Ultra-wide-angle Compton Camera," which can visualize radioactive substances that emit gamma rays.

    Sorry if this has been posted before, just thought it relevant and exciting.

  • pierre

    let's then see some TEPCO Leadcam filters.

    3 times C137 than before? just smile 3 times more.

    forged document? Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
    Volume 112, October 2012, Pages 141–154

    how could it be it's dated October 2012. (unless that's a translation issue – or the 3 meltouts have joined in the bowels of the Earth and changed the space time continuum. )

    pro nukes – ahead of their time.

  • dosdos dosdos

    They're still underestimating the total release, even though these figures are now clearly higher than Chernobyl's.

  • kintaman kintaman

    This is what I have been saying all along. There are too many UNKNOWNS to make any judgement of "all clear" we can go back to normal. Anyone who says Japan is safe now is an idiot or a greedy corporatist.

  • andagi andagi

    Dear Admin,
    I would like to post this with your permission:

    Dear Readers in Japan,
    We welcome you to ENENews.
    We would like you to know that we share many of your concerns and are happy to hear from you.
    In our own ways we are doing all we can to help.
    It is very sad that this disaster happened to your beautiful people and country. The emerging truths are difficult to listen to.
    Please know we care and welcome you to ENENews.
    Thank you very much.
    (Babylon 9 translation)

    日本では親愛なる読者、 enenews へようこそ。私達は、私達はあなたの問題の多くが共有し、あなたから聞くために満足していることを知っていることを望む。私達の自身の方法では、私たちができることすべてのヘルプをしている。それは非常にこの災害の美しい人と国に起こった悲しいです。 新興の真実を聞くためには困難である。私たちは、あなたが enenews へ、ようこそケアは。ありがとうございました。Babylon 9