650,000 Bq/Kg from Chiba

Following up this article 0.5 million Bq/kg from Chiba

The Ministry of the Environment published the report to tell they measured 650,000 Bq/kg of Cesium from the soil of Kashiwa Chiba.

They announced it was 450,000 Bq/Kg at first. It is not explained why they made a miscalculation of 200,000 Bq/Kg.

If it was in water purifying plant, sludge which is more contaminated than 100,000 Bq/Kg requires special severe management.

The report says, rain water from 2600 square meters around the street gutter flowed into there to cause the high level of contamination.

Because the ratio of Cs-134 and Cs-137 are the same as Fukushima they tell it’s from Fukushima Plant.

Chiba, especially Kashiwa is really a hotspot. I recommend you not to get close to there for any reasons.






(2011年12月28日22時23分 読売新聞)

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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.


December 2011