Underground water skyrockets from ‘not detected’ to 1.7 Million Bq/liter of strontium-90 and other beta radionuclides – Antimony-125 now showing up – Tepco changes measurements from ‘under analysis’ to ‘out of range’

Underground water skyrockets from ‘not detected’ to 1.7 Million Bq/liter of strontium-90 and other beta radionuclides — Antimony-125 now showing up — Tepco changes measurements from ‘under analysis’ to ‘out of range’ (ENENews, Feb 2, 2014):

Monitoring at the East Side of Unit 1-4 Turbine Buildings, Tokyo Electric Power Company, Jan. 30, 2014:

Detailed Analysis Results in the Port of Fukushima Daiichi NPS, around Discharge Channel and Bank Protection

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Underground water observation hole
No.1-16 (P)

Date of Sampling — Jan. 29, 2014 at 9:30a:

  • Sb-125: ND
  • Gross β: ND
  • H-3: -*
  • Sr-90: -*

* The results of H-3 and Sr-90 obtained on January 29 were initially announced as “under analysis”. However, we will change those to “- (measurement was out of range)”

Date of Sampling — Jan. 30, 2014 at 11:00a:

  • Sb-125: 10 Bq/L
  • Gross β: 1,700,000 Bq/L
  • H-3: Under analysis
  • Sr-90: Under analysis

See also: Wall St. Journal: ‘Potentially lethal’ Strontium-90 moving deeper into groundwater at Fukushima, levels rising — Asahi: Radioactive material spreading below underground wall next to ocean — Record high on other side of final barrier by Unit 3

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