#Fukushima II’s Contaminated Water: Cobalt-60, Cesium-134, Cesium-137

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
By Paul Martin


More on the earlier post on 3,000 tons of contaminated water at Fukushima II Nuke Plant.

From Yomiuri Shinbun (1:28PM JST 6/8/2011):


TEPCO disclosed on June 8 that it has entered into negotiations with the government agencies and local municipalities to treat the contaminated water in the basements of the buildings at Fukushima II Nuclear Power Plant and release it into the ocean. 

同原発では、津波で流れ込んだ海水に、配管類のさびなどから出たとみられる放射性物質のコバルト60や、約10キロ北 の福島第一原発から飛来したと考えられるセシウム137、134などが混ざった汚染水がたまっている。汚染濃度は、海への放出が認められている濃度限界の 10~30倍程度。

The water is from the tsunami [on March 11], and it contains radioactive cobalt-60 which probably came from the rusty pipes, and cesium-137 and cesium-134 which are considered to have flown from Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant 10 kilometers north. The level of contamination is 10 to 30 times the limit allowed for the discharge into the ocean.

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