Friday, September 9, 2011

Reuters: Sea radiation from Fukushima seen triple Tepco estimate

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/09/us-japan-tepco-idUSTRE7882E720110909

(Reuters) - "Radioactive material released into the sea in the Fukushima nuclear power plant crisis is more than triple the amount estimated by plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co, Japanese researchers say.

"Japan's biggest utility estimated around 4,720 trillion becquerels of cesium-137 and iodine-131 was released into the Pacific Ocean between March 21 and April 30, but researchers at the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) put the amount 15,000 trillion becquerels, or terabecquerels...

"The report does not include cesium-134 as the research group initially lacked resources to measure it, meaning the amount of estimated radioactive material will increase with further calculations..."

hat tip ZeroHedge

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