Breaking News: Tritium measured in sea

No more gas masks, because it does not work anymore.

Tepco secretly measured tritium from sea water on 9/12 and announced it on 10/15.

2,400 Bq/L at sub-drain of reactor 2. (Plus, all kinds of beta nuclides were measured.)

470 Bq/L at intake of reactor 1~4.(Plus, all kinds of beta nuclides were measured.)


They have not announced why they took one month to publish the data.

Tritium is radioactive hydrogen.

It is in the form of H20.

Once it comes out of the reactor, it comes up and fall down in the air as rain, and it goes back to the sea again.

It repeats the cycle.

Half life time is 12 years.

It is the main material of hydrogen bomb.

In normal times, it’s less than 1 Bq/L in the sea.

It easily comes into tap water, and your own cells as water and cause severe internal exposure.

It’s impossible to filter it out.

Dr.C Busby explains:

If you put sea water into the reactor, the reactor becomes a tritium producing machine.


Note,the PDF file of the data was locked to upload by Tepco,so I had to upload the screen shot instead.I have no idea why.

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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


October 2011