Radiation alarm went off at dust monitoring post in the Southern border of Fukushima plant

On 1/13/2016, a dust monitoring post issued a warning of high radiation level, according to Tepco.

The alarm went off at 0:39. The monitoring post situated near the Southern border of Fukushima plant.

Tepco announced they detected 8.9×10^-6Bq/cm3 of Cs-137 and 2.0×10^-6Bq/cm3 of Cs-134 from the sample of the monitoring post. They comment no other nuclides were detected for some reason.

Tepco announced they assume it is because 3 dump trucks passed near the monitoring post to raise the contaminated dust on the road.







Français :

L’alarme de radioactivité s’est déclenchée à une borne de surveillance de la limite sud de la centrale de Fukushima


Selon Tepco, le 13 janvier 2016 une borne de surveillance des poussières a émis une alerte de haute radioactivité.

L’alarme s’est déclenchée à 0:39. La borne est située près de la limite sud de la centrale de Fukushima.
Tepco déclare qu’ils ont relevé 8,9×10^-6 Bq/cm³ de Cs 137 et 2,0×10^-6 Bq/cm³ de Cs 134 dans l’échantillon de la borne de surveillance. Ils disent n’avoir détecté aucun autre radionucléide.
Tepco déclare penser que c’est du à 3 camions de déchets dont le passage à proximité de la borne a fait voltiger les poussières radioactives de la route.


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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.


January 2016