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2,029,900,000 Bq of Cs-134/137 leaked as contaminated water in Fukushima plant



According to Tepco, a leakage detector of waste incineration building went off around noon of 3/23/2016.

Tepco reports the leaked volume was 5.3 t. The leaked contaminated water was from the cesium absorption facility to contain extremely high density of Cs-134/137.

From Tepco’s announcement, Cs-134/137 density was 383,000,000 Bq/m3.

All β nuclides to include Sr-90 was 480,000,000 Bq/m3.

At the moment of the press release, Tepco had not completed removing the leaked water but they state the building is designed to retain contaminated water inside.

The pipe from the cesium absorption facility was cut off due to a construction however somebody turned on the facility to cause the large leakage.

March 24, 2016 - Posted by | Fukushima 2016 | , ,

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