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Cesium near Fukushima now 10 times higher than previous highest measurement

Cesium-137Over 1,000,000 Bq/kg of cesium near Fukushima plant — 10 times higher than highest measurement in prior soil survey
  January 12th, 2013
 Environment Ministry’s radioactive monitoring in Fukushima with summary translation by Fukushima Diary:
Soil sampled on Oct. 25, 2012 from beside an reservoir in Okuma

Cs-134 : 400,000 becquerels per kilogram (Bq/kg)
Cs-137 : 650,000 Bq/kg
Combined Cs-134, -137: 1,050,000 Bq/kg
Nikkei’s report on the monitoring says the highest t reading was 96,000 Bq/kg of Cs-134 and -137 during last summer’s research, detected in soil from a reservoir in Namie.


January 14, 2013 - Posted by | Fukushima 2013

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