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Thursday, 20 June 2013

Strontium in groundwater at No. 1 soars Tepco trying to keep flow from reaching sea, will build bank

Before now, TEPCO has called the idea of translation of nuclear dispersion to the environment (specifically the water table) 'highly improbable'.

Interesting that all these new scientific words have crept into a normally very strict human obsession with fact; 'maybe, perhaps, unfortunate, impossible, unlikely, data unknown, not evidenced as yet'; surely a point for this very strict paradigm; god forbid we use words like 'apologize'... oh, wait....

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by Reiji Yoshida 

Groundwater contaminated with highly radioactive substances has been detected from a monitoring well just 27 meters from the seashore within the compound of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday.

Wednesday’s announcement is the latest in a series of difficulties Tepco has faced as it struggles to manage contaminated water at the wrecked plant, posing a great risk to the environment.

Testing revealed strontium-90 readings of 1,000 becquerels per liter, 33 times more than the legal limit, as well as tritium readings of 500,000 becquerels per liter, 8.3 times the limit.

Tepco said it believes the radioactive groundwater has yet to reach the ocean, as radiation readings in seawater samples from near the shore have not shown significant shifts....

[Oh really? please explain the Pacific Anomalies]

Tepco first found a spike in the readings of radioactive strontium-90 and tritium on May 24. The readings in the previous study in December was 8.6 becquerels per liter and 29,000 becquerels per liter, respectively, both well below the legal limits.
Tepco will soon begin building a bank protection along the shore that will be strengthened with waterproof liquid glass in an effort to prevent the contaminated groundwater from reaching the sea.

[Oh really? please explain the Pacific Anomalies]

The utility plans to start construction by the end of this month and finish the project in about 90 days, a Tepco spokesman told reporters at the firm’s Tokyo head office.

If introduced into the food chain, radioactive strontium-90, with a half-life of 28.8 years, can remain in the human body for long periods and eventually cause cancer. Tritium is discharged from the body much quicker and is believed to pose less of a threat in general, but could still pose risks to human health....

....The utility managed to stop the flow by injecting liquid glass into the soil under the pit.

Tepco theorized that radioactive materials from that leak might still remain in the soil and could have seeped into the monitoring well in May.

“The density of radioactive materials in the seawater are within the fluctuation range of the past. We don’t think (contaminated water) leaked into the sea,”
[please refer to to the new 'Scientific Nuke speech derivatives]

Source: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/06/20/national/strontium-in-groundwater-at-no-1-soars/#.UcKrypw2huA

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By their reasoning, they will build a sea-wall to 'Stop' any contamination of the sea water.....

Well, if anything we can now dismiss the old Nuke speak as a cold war lost paradigm....

[Edit by CP for Copyright reasoning only]
[All bold injection are the intellectual property of CP, and not the Authors assumptions]

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