Beta nuclide in Osaka tap water spiked after typhoon
Typhoon17 (Jelawat) passed Japan on 9/30/2012.
On 10/1/2012, Osaka city measured the highest amount of beta nuclide in tap water, which was 0.45 Bq/L. This is the highest amount since 311. It is not announced what nuclides are specifically detected in this measurement.
(MHLW’s safety limit of Strontium 90 is 10 Bq/L. )
The chart below shows the historical amounts of beta nuclide in tap water. 0.45 Bq/L is the largest amount.
Le 1er octobre 2012, la ville d’Osaka relève le plus haut niveau en bêta-nucléides dans l’eau du robinet, soit 0.45 Bq/L. C’est un record depuis le 11 mars 2011. Les nucléides spécifiquement détectés par cette mesure ne sont pas précisés.
(La limite de sécurité du MHLW pour le strontium 90 est de 10 Bq/L. )
Le graphique ci-dessous montre l’historique des niveaux de bêta-nucléides dans l’eau du robinet, 0,45 Bq/L est le plus haut.
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