Highly Radioactive Groundwater Now Flowing Under Fukushima Unit 1 – Levels Skyrocket Since Last Test, Now 1,000s Of Times Higher – 8 Locations Hit Record In Recent Days

Jiji: Highly radioactive groundwater now flowing under Unit 1 — Levels skyrocket since last test, now 1,000s of times higher — 8 locations hit record in recent days at Fukushima Daiichi (ENENews, Jan 25, 2014):

Jiji Press, Jan. 24, 2014: Tainted Water May Also Have Leaked from No. 1 Reactor at Fukushima N-Plant — Highly radioactive water accumulated in the basement of the turbine building of the No. 1 reactor […] may have contaminated groundwater, experts said Friday. […] TEPCO has explained that the groundwater may have been contaminated by highly radioactive water in underground cable tunnels of the No. 2 and 3 reactors […] however, 5,600 becquerels of radioactive tritium per liter was detected in groundwater taken on Sunday from an observation well near the turbine building of the No. 1 reactor. No radioactive tritium was detected in water collected in mid-November. […]

Highly radioactive groundwater now flowing under Unit 1 — Levels skyrocket since last test, now 1,000s of times higher — 8 locations hit record in recent days

8 groundwater locations hit new highs for tritium  since January 6 (Bq/liter):

  • 0-2: 4,700 <1/12>
  • 0-3-2: 73,000 <1/16>
  • 0-4: 46,000 <1/12>
  • 1-8: 12,000 <1/6>
  • 1-17: 31,000 <1/16>
  • 2-2: 660 <1/8>
  • 2-7: 1,100 <1/17>
  • 3-5: 170 <1/8>

View the latest sampling results here (pdf)

See also: Expert: “Can’t be changed & can’t be stopped”; Radioa

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