Snowmelt will carry the radiation stocked in mountain

Snowmelt will carry the radiation stocked in mountain

Science writer Hirose Takashi warns of the risk of snowmelt in Spring.
Hirose Takashi pointed out the risk of internal exposure sooner than anyone else immediately after 311. He is also the one to have kept warning of the risk of nuclear plants built in Japan, where has been attacked countless numbers of earthquakes.

He talks, when snow melts in the mountain, river will start carrying all the contaminated dead leaves and radiation contained in snow to the city and the sea.
Now the contamination level is lower in Japan/Korean sea side than Pacific ocean area, but river will contaminate the Japan/Korean sea as well.

He points out 2 rivers share the same river-head area near Fukushima, Abukuma river and Mogami river.
Abukuma river runs to Pacific ocean, Mogami river flows to Japan/Korean sea.

Snowmelt will carry the radiation stocked in mountain 2

On 11/25/2011, Asahi newspaper reported 50 billion Bq of cesium is carried to Pacific ocean by Abukuma river on daily basis, which is the same level of cesium contained in the total “low level of contaminated water” that Tepco discharged in April to cause international problem.

Snowmelt will carry the radiation stocked in mountain 3

From reactor 1,2 and 3 ,60 ~ 70 million Bq of cesium is emit per hour. It’s 43.2 billion Bq per month.

Abukuma river carries more than 43.2 billion Bq of cesium per day.
This river is also used for tap water in Sendai, and also rice field etc..

Hirose Takashi points out the same level of radiation is carried by Mogami river as well because it shares the same river-head area with Abukuma river.
However, even higher level of radiation will be carried by melted snow water in Spring.
Those 2 rivers will carry the dead leaves contaminated in the mountain and the snow is contaminated itself.

It will affect the sea, farms, and tap water.
After cesium pollen, we must escape from cesium river.


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