“Strontium gets into your bones… it changes the equation”

Officials reveal about 2 Trillion becquerels of Fukushima radioactive material flowed into ocean every month during 2013 — “Deadly strontium” releases now more than double cesium — “Strontium gets into your bones… it changes the equation” (VIDEO)

 
Published: August 29th, 2014 at 9:55 am ET
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Tokyo Electric Power Company handout — Efforts in order to more reliably prevent marine pollution, August 25, 2014:

Relevant translations of document tweeted by @YuriHiranuma

> Aug 26, 2014: TEPCO says 1 billion Bq #tritium flowing out into the port daily, but shouldn’t it be 15 billion Bq?

> Aug 28, 2014:

  • Strontium 90 = 5 billion Bq
  • Cesium 137 = 2 billion Bq
  • Tritium = 15 billion Bq
  • Total daily outflow into the port = 22 billion Bq

See also: Senior Scientist: 100 times more strontium than cesium in water at Fukushima plant — “Strontium gets into your bones… it changes the equation” — Not “too” concerned U.S. fish will be affected

A Wall Street Journal headline refers to it as “deadly strontium“.

Note that the numbers above are for the 2014 daily releases. Here’s the 2013 data:

  • Strontium 90 = ~15 billion Bq/day
  • Cesium 137 = ~22 billion Bq/day
  • Tritium = ~24 billion Bq/day
  • Total daily outflow into the port = ~61 billion Bq/day

Watch Tepco’s press conference (Japanese only) about the releases here

 
Published: August 29th, 2014 at 9:55 am ET
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