2,300,000 Bq/m3 of all β nuclide detected in drain connected to the Pacific after Typhoon / Highest reading ever

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Having declared the discharged water was nothing but “rainwater”, the highest level of all β nuclide (including Strontium-90) was measured in the drain on 10/16/2013.

The drain is directly connected to the Pacific. The sampling location was beside the tank area that experienced 300m3 of leakage.

The reading was 2,300,000 Bq/m3. Tepco states it was because the accumulated contamination was carried to the drain due to the Typhoon.






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Après le typhon : 2,3 millions de Bq/m³ de radioactivité β dans une évacuation vers le Pacifique : Record absolu battu


Article lié : [Typhon] Tepco transvase avec des véhicules de pompiers des eaux extrêmement radioactives dans un des fameux réservoirs enfouis non-étanches

Après avoir déclaré que les eaux déversées n’étaient que “de l’eau de pluie”, le record absolu de radioactivité β (dont le strontium 90) a été relevé dans un canal d’évacuation ce 16 octobre 2013.
Ce canal va directement dans le Pacifique. L’endroit échantillonné est proche de la zone de la citerne qui a fuit les 300 m³.
Le relevé est de 2 300 000 Bq/m³ (2,3 millions). Tepco affirme que c’est parce que le typhon a emporté une radioactivité accumulée.


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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.


October 2013