‘Record-High’ Leak At Fukushima … Almost 8,000,000 Times Limit

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TV: It’s a “record-high” leak at Fukushima, extraordinarily radioactive — Almost 8,000,000 times limit — Even more toxic since it was from early in disaster — Alarm went off 9 hours before, but disregarded — Now checking for other leaks — “News came as a shock” (VIDEO) (ENENews, Feb 21, 2014):

Record High Leak Fukushima

NHK, Feb. 20, 2014: Record-high tainted water leak at Fukushima plant […] the leaked water contained an extraordinarily high 230-million becquerels per liter of beta-ray emitting substances, consisting mainly of strontium 90. The level is about 7.6 million times the government’s permissible standard […] the highest level of radioactive substances detected so far in the series of tank leaks at the site. […] Officials say they managed to stop the leak […] 6 hours after the problem was first discovered. […] The Nuclear Regulation Authority has instructed TEPCO to check other tanks for possible leakages.

Kyodo, Feb. 20, 2014: More than nine hours before the leak was recognized, an alarm indicating a rise in the tank’s water surface level was issued. But workers thought the device was out of order and also could not find leaks when they patrolled the area […]

NHK, Feb. 20, 2014: [Tepco] found the water contained 240 million becquerels per liter of beta-ray emitting substances, including strontium. […] an alarm went off more than 9 hours before the leak was spotted, signaling an increase in the tank’s water level. But the tank’s water-level gauge showed a sharp drop, leading workers to believe that the alarm sounded due to the malfunction of the gauge.

AP, Feb. 20, 2014: [Tepco] said the leak involved partially treated water from early in the disaster at the plant, meaning it was more toxic than previous leaks.

Al Jazeera, Feb. 20, 2014: Leaked water is almost 8 million times [legal limit for ocean release].

Tepco: “We think that the amount that leaked out of the barrier is 100 tons […] As far as we have confirmed at this point there’s no drain nearby […] We think there’s been no leak into ocean.”

Masakazu Yabuki, head of Fukushima Pref. fishermen’s group: “This news came as a shock.”

Watch NHK’s broadcast here

2 thoughts on “‘Record-High’ Leak At Fukushima … Almost 8,000,000 Times Limit”

  1. This is terrifying, and it has probably been going on since 3-11-11. This might be one of the many reasons governments like Norway, Canada and the US shut down the radiation monitors less than 3 weeks after the disaster.

    They have no way of repairing most of it because they cannot get close enough to get a clear view……they are just lying through their teeth…….it is just disgusting.

    Now, the US is siding with Japan against China……..it figures. Water does indeed seek its own level.
    Thanks for posting this story.


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