Cesium 134/137 found in Hachijo jima 494 km from Fukushima
Cesium 134 and 137 were measured in Hachijo jima, where is 494km south to Fukushima.
In this far island of Pacific ocean, they measured cesium from the play ground of nursery school, elementary school, junior high school, and fly ash of clean center. The highest reading from play ground was 37 Bq/Kg (Cesium 134) and 59 Bq/Kg (Cesium 137), it was 42 Bq/Kg (Cesium 134) and 93 Bq/Kg (Cesium 137) from fly ash.
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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.