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.
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.
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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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.