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Radiation levels in sea off Fukushima at record high

water-radiationRecord high radiation in seawater off Fukushima plant, Japan Times, 17 May 14 Radiation has spiked to all-time highs at five monitoring points in waters adjacent to the crippled Fukushima No. 1 power station, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday.

The measurements follow similar highs detected in groundwater at the plant. Officials of Tepco, as the utility is known, said the cause of the seawater spike is unknown.

Three of the monitoring sites are inside the wrecked plant’s adjacent port, which ships once used to supply it.

At one sampling point in the port, between the water intakes for the No. 2 and No. 3 reactors, 1,900 becquerels per liter of tritium was detected Monday, up from a previous high of 1,400 becquerels measured on April 14, Tepco said.

Nearby, also within the port, tritium levels were found to have spiked to 1,400 becquerels, from a previous high of 1,200 becquerels.

And at a point between the water intakes for the No. 1 and No. 2 reactors, seawater sampled Thursday was found to contain 840 becquerels of strontium-90, which causes bone cancer, and other beta ray-emitting isotopes, up from a previous record of 540 becquerels.

At two monitoring sites outside the port, seawater was found Monday to contain 8.7 becquerels and 4.3 becquerels of tritium. The second site was about 3 km away……… http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/05/17/national/record-high-radiation-in-seawater-off-fukushima-plant/#.U3ptgdJdWik

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May 19, 2014 - Posted by | Fukushima 2014, Japan, oceans

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  1. This information is so very important to us in America. Thank you for reporting this information we are using it to further inform our populations here on the West Coat of California.
    Every day we look for the latest information concerning this crisis. We are aware of the lies and the suffering being caused by the nuclear industries criminal behaviors.
    Our thoughts are with you all and again thank you for keeping the information flowing. It is so very important.
    I am a member of the Board of and Anti Nuclear protest vessel called the ‘Golden Rule’ This is the same vessel which was responsible for the nuclear test ban treaty for atmospheric testing in the early 1960’s. We have rebuild this boat and it will be relaunch next Spring to continue it education role. We have a 10 year plan for the Golden Rule. We need testing equipment. We need a potable radiation analyzing lab. If you know of anything we could purchase we would be very interested. If you know of equipment for donation please help us help ourselves.
    Thank you. Steve Nienhaus Eureka California. Humboldt Bay California. Northern California.

    Comment by Steven Nienhaus | June 16, 2014 | Reply

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