Fukushima gov to open swimming beach / 94 Bq/Kg from sea floor, but don’t even check sand

Fukushima prefectural government and Iwaki city government are going to open 2 swimming beaches this summer (Yotsukura & Nakoso) without analyzing the beach sand.

They measured 3,167 Bq/Kg of Cesium-134/137 from the beach sand last year, which is 32 times much as food safety limit. (cf, Iwaki city opened Yotsukura swimming beach / 3,200 Bq/kg from sand [URL])

They won’t analyze the sand this year and the reason is not announced. The analysis data of last year is also removed from their website for some reason.


Instead of beach sand, they analyzed the sand of sea floor for some reason. However they measured Cs-134/137 from all of the 5 samples taken in the 2 swimming beaches.

The highest reading was 93.8 Bq/Kg. This is almost the equivalent of food safety limit.


These swimming beaches will be open from 7/20 to 8/17/2014 even for the children.


Related article.. Tepco discharged 561t of bypass contaminated groundwater to the Pacific [URL 2]




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Français :

La pref de Fukushima ouvre une plage à la baignade : 94 Bq/kg au fond de la mer mais ils ne contrôlent même pas le sable


La préfecture de Fukushima et la municipalité d’Iwaki vont ouvrir deux plages à la baignade l’été prochain (Yotsukura & Nakoso) sans faire d’analyse du sable des plages.
L’an dernier ils avaient relevé  3 167 Bq/kg de césium-134/137 dans le sable de la plage, soit 32 fois la limite de sécurité alimentaire. (cf. La ville d’Iwaki ouvre la plage de Yotsukura à la baignade : 3 200 Bq/kg dans le sable)
Ils n’analyseront pas le sable cette année et la raison n’en est pas donnée. Les résultats des analyses de l’an dernier ont également été retirés de leur site web sans explication.

A la place du sable de la plage, ils ont analysé celui du fond de la mer. Ils y ont quand même trouvé du Cs-134/137 sur l’ensemble des 5 échantillons pris pour ces 2 plages.
Le record en a été de 93,8 Bq/kg. C’est pratiquement équivalent à la limite de sécurité alimentaire.

Ces plages seront ouvertes à la baignade du 20 juillet au 17 août 2014, même aux enfants.


Article lié : Tepco a déversé dans le Pacifique 561 tonnes d’eaux radioactives souterraines de la dérivation


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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.


May 2014