TV: All-time high radiation level in well at Fukushima plant 40 meters from Pacific — 1.1 billion Bq/m³ of strontium-90, other beta emitters — “Feared highly contaminated water leaking into ground” and being allowed to flow into sea (VIDEO)

Published: December 3rd, 2013 at 11:59 am ET
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Mainichi, Dec. 3, 2013: [Tepco] said on Dec. 2 that it has detected radioactive materials that topped 36,000 times the permissible level in underground water [...] strontium-90 and other radioactive substances that emit beta rays were detected at a level of 1.1 million becquerels per liter (1.1 billion Bq/m³) [...] east of the No. 2 reactor, about 40 meters from the ocean. [...] It has been feared that highly contaminated water is leaking to the ground from a trench that stretches from the No. 2 reactor building to the sea bank. The radioactive isotope detected this time suggests the possibility of radioactive materials remaining outside the trench. [...]

Arirang News, Dec. 3, 2013: The Japanese media on Tuesday reported an all-time high radiation level in an observation well at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. [...] 1.1 million becquerels of beta ray-emitting radioactive material had been detected per liter [...] more than the previous record-high of 910-thousand becquerels per liter detected on November 25th.

Jiji Press, Nov. 28, 2013: TEPCO Puts Off Tainted Groundwater Removal at Fukushima Plant [...] a shortage of water storage tanks has forced it to postpone removal of contaminated groundwater at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station. The postponement would allow radioactive groundwater to continue to flow beyond soil hardened with chemicals between the No. 2 and No. 3 reactors and into the sea.

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Published: December 3rd, 2013 at 11:59 am ET
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