Apr 7, 2015

Fukushima radiation newly detected off British Columbia

Radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster that started in 2011 has for the first time been detected along a North American shoreline, though at levels too low to pose a significant threat to human or marine life, scientists said on Monday. Trace amounts of ...

Feb 13, 2014

Groundwater cesium reaches record level

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday that it has detected a record 54,000 becquerels of radioactive cesium per liter in groundwater collected Wednesday from an observation well east of the reactor 2 turbine at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. The radioactive cesium ...

Oct 10, 2013

Cesium in bay up by 13 times

Radioactive cesium levels surged 13 times in a day in the artificial bay at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday. Seawater sampled near a water intake for reactor 2 Wednesday contained 1,200 becquerels of radioactive cesium per ...

Tepco radioactive flow raises alarm over seafood safety

Aug 23, 2013

Tepco radioactive flow raises alarm over seafood safety

by Mizuho Aoki

Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s revelation that massive amounts of radioactive water are flowing into the Pacific further raised fears about the harm to marine life. Tepco estimated that between May 2011 and this month, a staggering 40 trillion becquerels of radioactive tritium, 20 trillion ...

Jul 9, 2013

Cesium soars in water under No. 1 plant

Tokyo Electric Power reports a surge in radioactive cesium levels in groundwater in an observation well at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, signaling contamination is spreading under the facility.