[ RadSafe ] New Claim - Cesium near Fukushima now 10 times higher than prev

Peter Bossew peter.bossew at reflex.at
Tue Jan 15 13:54:11 CST 2013


It is credible, but as Dan suggested, such values are not representative
for larger areas. Such concentrations occur in accumulation zones such as
sinks and pockets. Still they can be of rad. relevance.

I myself took soil and moss samples in a children's playground in
Fukushima City (65 km from the NPP), originating from the foot of a
hillslope where probably run off water has accumulated. The conc were not
that high, and the patches not very large - some 10 m^2 perhaps -, but
still enough to produce several uSv/h locally. Also children tend to play
with soil and mud and even swallow it. (The conc. were high enough that
even Fukushima-borne Pu could easily be identified - article in press).

Another hot spot I found next to a bush right at the pedestrian crossing
into town in front of the main gate of Fukushima city railway station. 

Yet another location of the kind was a drainage channel in Koriyama city,
ironically next to containers where evacuees from the Fukushima zone were
temporarily relocated.

Peter Bossew

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>Friends on RADSAFE, is there any credibility to this claim or is it
>just more anti-nuclear hype being spread by so-called "nuclear news"
>that only posts anti-nuclear "news and conjecture" and ignores
>anything that does not agree with nuclear power being the potential
>end of life as we know it?
>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Cesium near Fukushima now 10 times higher than previous highest
>by Christina MacPherson
>Over 1,000,000 Bq/kg of cesium near Fukushima plant — 10 times higher
>than highest measurement in prior soil survey
>  January 12th, 2013
> Environment Ministry’s radioactive monitoring in Fukushima with summary
>translation by Fukushima Diary:
>Soil sampled on Oct. 25, 2012 from beside an reservoir in Okuma
>Cs-134 : 400,000 becquerels per kilogram (Bq/kg)
>Cs-137 : 650,000 Bq/kg
>Combined Cs-134, -137: 1,050,000 Bq/kg
>Nikkei’s report on the monitoring says the highest t reading was 96,000
>Bq/kg of Cs-134 and -137 during last summer’s research, detected in soil
>from a reservoir in Namie.
>Christina MacPherson | January 14, 2013 at 6:56 am | Categories: Fukushima
>2013 | URL: http://wp.me/phgse-9p0
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