Skip to comments.Japan: Radioactivity level spikes 6,500 times at Fukushima well
Posted on 10/18/2013 11:12:08 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Radioactivity level spikes 6,500 times at Fukushima well
Published time: October 18, 2013 02:08
Edited time: October 19, 2013 04:05
Radioactivity levels in a well near a storage tank at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan have risen immensely on Thursday, the plants operator has reported.
Officials of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said on Friday they detected 400,000 becquerels per liter of beta ray-emitting radioactive substances - including strontium - at the site, a level 6,500 times higher than readings taken on Wednesday, NHK World reported.
The storage tank leaked over 300 tons of contaminated water in August, some of which is believed to have found its way into the sea through a ditch.
The well in question is about 10 meters from the tank and was dug to gauge leakage.
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TEPCO to contain tainted underground water
The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says it plans to take additional measures to contain the spread of contaminated water that leaked from a storage tank.
Tokyo Electric Power Company managers on Thursday announced they had detected 400,000 becquerels per liter of beta ray-emitting radioactive substances in water collected from a monitoring well.
They said the figure is more than 6,000 times higher than the level recorded the day before.
They also said the level of radioactive tritium also tripled to the highest-ever figure of 790,000 becquerels per liter.
Oh no, there goes Tokyo...
... go,go Godzilla
History shows again and again how nature points out the folly of man.
Yeah, and what do they say about those who fail to learn from histories past mistakes.
We are living a real world Ground Hog Days replay of some of Greatest Hits Festival of historic disasters
As usual, YouTube is your friend - BOC’s Godzilla
“And that was about the time the kaiju moved in and setup shop.”
I know very little engineering or science. Is this situation as bad as it sounds? To me, it seems to be a situation that can have fatal impact on life, in the oceans and on land, as the radiation spreads. Please, correct me if I’m exaggerating the potential impact we are facing.
Well sure, I mean now it is 10 meters from source. Glad I don’t own property in California!
Do these guys have any clue?
Are they just going to make the oceans and its fish glow?
Not really. They apparently believe that the vast Pacific Ocean will swallow it all and nobody will notice the difference. In short, they are embarking on a new global experiment to see if they flush out highly radioactive substances to groundwater/ocean and get away with it. They don't seem to have clear exit plan so far. As they did with their economy, they put this on in an indefinite limbo, hoping that a neat solution will somehow turn up in the future.
It may become their new normal.
They’re going to have us all glowing so much we won’t have to worry about hussein anymore.
Best thing that could have happened. Water does not contain radiation for very long. Which is why we use it to cool nuclear reactors. The amount of 'radiated' water being dropped in the ocean is quickly dissipated.
How many nuclear bombs did we set off in the ocean ? How does this compare to the leakage from Fukashima ? Why doesn't the West Coast of the US glow in the dark?
For a perspective on this 'leakage', here's something completely different (about 20 minutes to view)
If Fukushima could do that, then most of the surface of the Earth would already be glowing..... including the oceans and the fish.
Do you know how many nuclear weapons we set off in the oceans and on the land, since the first bomb was created ?
A nuke explosion is not as dangerous as radioactivity leaking from a failed nuke plant. With an explosion most of the radioative material turns into energy. They’re “safer” in that way than nuke plant materials.
Learned that reading about Fuku,