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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Japanese mass media “Jiji” rose in revolt against Tepco / 2 trillion Bq leaked to the sea in 10 months

September 10, 2014
On 9/8/2014, Japanese mass media, “Jiji” reported about 2 trillion Bq of Sr-90 and Cs-137 leaked to the Pacific only in 10 months.
  The article of Jiji calculated it  and published the total volume of leaked Strontium-90 and Cesium-137 from August 2013 to May 2014.
Jiji ended the article to state that the leaked contaminated water contains other nuclides so the actual sea contamination can be worse than reported in this post.
The writer’s name is not credited on the article.

In respond to this coverage, Tepco published an announcement on the same day to comment that they managed to reduce the leaking contamination level by ground improvement. They state Sr-90 level became 1/3, Cs-137 level became 1/10. However it only means 10.5 Trillion Bq used to flow to the Pacific in the previous 10 months, which doesn’t refute Jiji’s coverage.

It seems like Tepco avoided starting the conflict with Jiji, and tried to emphasize on their effort instead.

Source: Fukushima Daiichi
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