125,000 Bq/Kg of cesium from the soil of water reservoir for agriculture and industry in Minamisoma city

According to the Ministry of the Environment, significantly high level of cesium is measured from the ground soil of dams and reservoir in Fukushima prefecture. They are for agricultural and industrial use.

The highest reading was 125,000 Bq/Kg (Cs-134 : 47,000Bq/Kg, Cs-137 : 78,000 Bq/Kg) from Yokokawa dam in Minamisoma city. The sample was taken on 10/17/2012.

The second highest reading was 123,000 Bq/Kg (Cs-134 : 46,000Bq/Kg, Cs-137 : 77,000 Bq/Kg) from Iwabe dam in Iitate mura, the sample was taken on 10/16/2012.


125,000 Bq/Kg of cesium from water reservoir for agriculture and industry in Minamisoma citySource 1 2 3


Français :

125 000 Bq/kg de césium dans le fond d’un réservoir d’eau pour l’agriculture et l’industrie à Minamisoma


Selon le ministère de l’Environnement, des niveaux significativement hauts de césium ont été relevés dans le fond de barrages et d’un réservoir dans la préfecture de Fukushima. Ce sont des réserves d’eau agricoles et industrielles.

Le plus haut relevé a été de 125 000 Bq/kg (Cs-134 : 47 000 Bq/kg, Cs-137 : 78 000 Bq/kg) dans le barrage de Yokokawa dans la commune de Minamisoma. L’échantillon a été pris le 17 octobre 2012.

Le deuxième plus haut relevé était de 123 000 Bq/kg (Cs-134 : 46 000 Bq/kg, Cs-137 : 77 000 Bq/kg) dans le barrage d’Iwabe à Iitate mura, l’échantillon a été pris le 16 octobre 2012.

125 000 Bq/kg de césium dans le fond d'un réservoir d'eau pour l'agriculture et l'industrie à MinamisomaSources : 1 2 3

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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.


January 2013