Fukushima Radioactive Waste: Over 2 Trillion Becquerels Flowed Into Pacific Ocean in JUST 10 Months

Fukushima radioactive waste is amazingly large!

TEPCO officials admit that over 2 trillion becquerels flowed from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific ocean in JUST 10 MONTHS.

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TEPCO estimates that this water has been carrying 4.8 billion becquerels of strontium-90 and 2 billion becquerels of cesium-137 every day, based on measurements taken near the water intakes for reactors 1 through 4. This means that in the 10 months from August to May, the plant emitted 1.46 trillion becquerels’ worth of strontium-90 and 610 billion becquerels of cesium-137, totaling 2.07 trillion becquerels of radioactivity released into the ocean. To reduce ocean bottom contamination, TEPCO is coating the seafloor with a special cement mixture.

This corresponds to a rate of release 10 times higher than TEPCO’s pre-meltdown threshold for radioactive material. I would call it terrifying! What about you?

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