Spreading contamination of tritium

Fukushima nuclear disaster headquarter checked tritium at 51 locations (35 rivers, 13 lakes/dams, 3 cleanwater).

The samples were taken from 11/15/2011 ~ 12/15/2011.

As a result, tritium was measured at 44 places where they measured it at 29 locations in 2002.

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Also, highest readings were much higher than 2002 like the graph below.


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However, Fukushima nuclear disaster headquarter states still these 3 highest readins are lower than the maximum of 2000 ~ 2011  in all over Japan, so it is not a problem  (River : ~1.7 Bq/L, Lake/Dam : ~3 Bq/L, Clean water : 2.1 Bq/L) though no detailed data is given.

Especially they measured tritium from the rivers in Iwaki city, where they didn’t measure it in 2002.

The detectable amount was 0.35 Bq/L. Cesium 134/137 were not measured supposedly.

No explanation is given why they took 6 months to publish this data.


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