Radioactivity in Salt from sea may pose a problem. Also Radioactivity at 10 million times higher is very serious. Related: Neighbours take fright over radiation threat. * Expert says levels not dangerous * Tourist arrivals plunge in peak season * Sparks debate over nuclear safety in the U.S. (Adds TEPCO statement, trace radioactivity detected […]
East Coast tests found iodine-131 from Japan in rainwater; California results due out in coming days. Adithya Sambamurthy/The Bay Citizen The storms that hammered the Bay Area last week may have carried radioactive contamination from Japan Rain falling on the United States contains radioactive material from Japan at levels that exceed federal safety […]
Plutonium that may have come from a reactor core at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant was detected in soil on the premises, indicating fuel rods suffered heavy damage, Tokyo Electric Power Co. has revealed. Although Tepco said late Monday the amount detected, based on soil samples taken a week ago, is extremely small and […]
But how to dispose of irradiated water? I have not been able to find information. Nor people are sure about dumping nuclear waste into the sea. TOKYO – Workers discovered new pools of radioactive water leaking from Japan’s crippled nuclear complex, officials said Monday, as emergency crews struggled to pump out hundreds […]
Leaked water sampled from one unit Sunday was 100,000 times more radioactive than normal background levels — though the Tokyo Electric Power Co., which operates the plant, first calculated an even higher, erroneous, figure that it didn’t correct for several hours.