– Fukushima worker:
Now the gutter is directly connected to the sea.
– #Fukushima I Nuke Plant: 230 Tonnes of Leaked Water Is Rather “Hot” (EX-SKF, Dec. 18, 2011):
I forgot to update the news of 230-tonne leak at Fukushima I Nuke Plant but toward the end of TEPCO’s press conference on December 18, the initial result of the nuclide analysis came in, and the number was rather high.
- The trench water: 4200 becquerels/cubic centimeter (or 4.2 million becquerels/liter)
- The water dripping from electrical duct: 0.13 becquerels/cubic centimeter (or 130 becquerels/liter)
No news yet on other nuclides, though Asahi Shinbun says cesium-137 was 5400 becquerels/cubic centimeter. If that’s the case, the cesium total would be 9600 becquerels/cubic centimeter of 9.6 million becquerels/liter. It is not as radioactive as the untreated, contaminated water (which is about 100 times as radioactive than this trench water), but still high for a plant that has achieved a “cold shutdown”.