– Tepco: Cesium getting stirred up? Fukushima plant still emitting 10,000,000 becquerels every hour (ENENews, July 24, 2012):
(Subscription Only) Title: After 500 days, Fukushima No. 1 plant still not out of the woods
Source: Asahi, AJW
Author: By TAKASHI SUGIMOTO
Date: July 24, 2012
According to calculations by Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the Fukushima No. 1 plant, a total of about 10 million becquerels per hour of radioactive cesium was being emitted from the No. 1 to No. 3 reactors as of June.
since February, the level of radiation emitted from the reactors has remained unchanged.
“There is the possibility that the cesium that fell on the reactor buildings was stirred up again,” said Junichi Matsumoto, acting general director of TEPCO’s Nuclear Power and Plant Siting Division.
The most radiation is being emitted from the No. 2 reactor, which is releasing 8 million becquerels an hour. The radiation is believed to be leaking from a hole that was made in the wall of the top floor of the reactor building.