Fukushima Unit 1 Discharge Canal Contamination Rising

A report released on July 26th showed that contamination levels in the unit 1 discharge canal at the end closer to the building have risen significantly.
Cesium 137 was at 91,000 bq/liter
Beta radiation was at 110,000 bq/liter
Both readings taken July 24th.

Cesium 137 was at 79,000 bq/liter
Beta radiation was at 94,000 bq/liter
Both readings taken July 22th.

Cesium 137 was at 28,000 bq/liter
Beta radiation was at 36,000 bq/liter
Both readings taken July 15th.

Cesium 137 was at 29,000 bq/liter
Beta radiation was at 37,000 bq/liter
Both readings taken July 13th.

Cesium 137 was at 20,000 bq/liter
Beta radiation was at 26,000 bq/liter
Both readings taken July 10th.

TEPCO also admitted that subdrain pit #16 has seen a rise in contamination since May

Why either of these locations are now rising does not yet have a definitive cause. Work to concrete in the sea front trenches at the plant could be pushing contaminated water to take other routes. The freezing in progress of the frozen wall could be having an impact on the migration of contaminated water. Further monitoring may help determine a cause.

 

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