Aug 16

186,000 Becquerels/Kg Radioactive Cesium in Aizu Wakamatsu City in Fukushima (EX_SKF, August 16, 2011):

from the sludge in the drain. Aizu Wakamatsu City is 100 kilometers west of Fukushima I Nuclear power Plant.

From Sankei Shinbun (8/16/2011):

福島地裁会津若松支部(福島県会津若松市)の敷地内にある側溝の一部で採取された汚泥から、1キログラム 当たり約18万6千ベクレルの放射性セシウムが検出されたことが16日、分かった。福島地裁(福島市)が明らかにした。支部は東京電力福島第1原発から西 に約100キロ。今後、県や会津若松市の指導を受け除去する方針。

The Fukushima District Court Aizu Wakamatsu Branch (in Aizu Wakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture) announced on August 16 that 186,000 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium was found in the sludge in the drain in the court compound. The Aizu Wakamatsu Branch of the Fukushima District Court is located 100 kilometers west of Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. The radioactive sludge will be removed under the guidance from Fukushima Prefecture and Aizu Wakamatsu City.


According to the District Court Aizu Wakamatsu Branch, the sludge containing radioactive cesium was found in the “rainwater box” into which the water in the drain flows. The company that was contracted to do the cleanup took the sludge sample to a testing laboratory to see if the radiation level of the sludge in the “rainwater box” was low enough for safe cleaning and disposal. The result came in on August 11.


The District Court Aizu Wakamatsu Branch has set the 1-square meter areas around this “rainwater box” and another box as off-limit. The air radiation around the other box tested high. The Branch says the daily operation of the Court is not affected.

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