Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Contaminated Rain Water Reaches Pacific Ocean



Contaminated rainwater at Fukushima plant repeatedly leaked into sea,” The Manichi (August 29, 2015), date accessed September 2, 2015 http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20150829p2a00m0na019000c.html 

"Rainwater containing radioactive contaminants flowed from a drainage ditch by the reactor buildings at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant into the sea on five occasions in just over four months, it has been learned…


The concentrations of radioactive cesium and other radioactive materials in the contaminated rainwater ranged from around 20 to 670 times the safety level set for a "subdrain" plan in which decontaminated groundwater is to be released into the ocean...."




Today's Webcam mystery: What is the orange glow by the crane below?



1 comment:

  1. Most of us of who have watched Fukushima post 311 know that radioactive water releases into the ocean is not new activity. Recently "allowed" dumps into the ocean are only the continuation of what was once "not acceptable"

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