Toxic strontium in Fukushima groundwater

This video from Japan says about itself:

Relationship between Yakuza gangs and TEPCO has become closer by the accident

Uploaded on Oct 22, 2011

Syunsuke Yamaoka, representive of Access Journal, entered the site of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant illegally with a helping hand of the workers there and found Yakuza gangs arranged jobs there, especially jobs inside the buildings which would make the workers’ life get at stake and that the relationship between Yakuza gangs and TEPCO had got closer than before the accident.

And he wrote a book ‘Fukushima Daiichi Genpatu Sennyuki(Book of Infiltration into Fukushima Daiichi Nuke Plant)’ about that, with interviews with three workers working there.

The website of Access Journal (in Japanese): here.

TEPCO may let gangs arrange those like multiple-debtors for a job in Fukushima: here.

Day laborers were deceived into removing highly-radiated rubble in Fukushima, I heard: here.

From Reuters:

Japan finds highly toxic strontium in Fukushima groundwater

June 19

High levels of a toxic substance called strontium-90 have been found in groundwater at the devastated Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, the utility that operates the facility said on Wednesday.

Strontium-90 is a by-product of the fission of uranium and plutonium in nuclear reactors as well as nuclear weapons, according to the website of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The discovery of rising levels of such radioactive material is likely to complicate efforts by the utility, Tokyo Electric Power Co (9501.T), to get approval to release what it describes as water contaminated with low levels of radiation into the Pacific Ocean.

High levels of tritium, a less harmful substance, had also been found, Toshihiko Fukuda, a general manager at Tepco, told a news conference.

Testing of groundwater outside the turbine building of reactor No. 2 had shown the level of strontium-90 had increased by more than 100 times between December 2012 and May this year, Fukuda said.

He said it was likely that radioactive material entered the environment after water poured over the melted fuel in unit No. 2 and leaked out via the turbine building, which is located between the reactor and the ocean.

See also here. And here. See also here.

From Jiji Press in Japan:

LDP’s Takaichi under fire over gaffe on nuclear accident

June 19

Sanae Takaichi, policy chief of Japan’s governing Liberal Democratic Party, has come under fire from both the ruling and opposition camps over remarks she made about the March 2011 severe nuclear accident.

In a speech in Kobe, western Japan, on Monday, Takaichi said that nobody has died as a result of the nuclear accident, adding that Japan has no choice but to continue using nuclear energy for power generation while ensuring maximum safety.

Japan’s government is buying up 250,000 tons of rice grown and harvested in Fukushima in 2013, 16 percent of which will be sold and redistributed as “just rice”: here.

25 thoughts on “Toxic strontium in Fukushima groundwater

  1. Yup.
    More lies and cover-ups over this disaster.
    This is 1,000,000x worse than any of us know.
    1 rod into the ocean would kill millions. Thousands are leaking into the water.
    The truth is there, the media won’t tell us, we get the odd warning from someone on TV.
    But the actual gravity and seriousness of what has happened here is HORRIFIC,,,,

    On the West Cost of Canada and the USA there are reports of birth defects and people picking up radiation also.
    Check this video:

    This is the TIP of the iceberg and one of thousands of Videos from the USA and Canada.
    This is our generations Chernobyl, but so, so much worse. We can’t even begin to understand what this has done to our oceans and our Air.

    Great blog!!
    Sorry for the long reply.
    But as a “Truth Finder” we must all share the truth.
    Watching CNN or Fox won’t cut it, or Sky News where I am in Scotland.
    You/we/all of us must go to alternative sited like this one.

    More love, Less Hate


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  3. Toxic groundwater found in N-plant well

    Yomiuri — Jul 01

    Tokyo Electric Power Co. revealed Saturday that it has detected high levels of radioactive substances that emit beta rays in groundwater taken from a well near the port of its stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

    TEPCO said 3,000 becquerels of radioactive substances, such as strontium, were found per liter of groundwater collected from the well, located about six meters from the port. The concentration level is 100 times higher than the legal limit of 30 becquerels.

    The well is located nearest to the ocean among the four wells used for observation on the premises of the plant, and its radiation levels were the highest, according to the company.


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