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

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.

This is based on the fact that Fukushima Diary posted about in August.

5 Billion Bq of Strontium-90 flows to the sea every single day [URL]

15 Billion Bq of Tritium flows to the Pacific every single day / Tepco under-reported 1/15 at press conference [URL 2]

The article of Jiji says exactly the same thing as these Fukushima Diary’s posts, but they calculated it further by themselves 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.



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