It’s been quite some time since the triple melt down at Fukushima Japan. Whilst the Japanese struggle to clear up and manage the situation, TEPCO announced that values of 2.1 million becquerels per litre were measured on Friday 27th. The Japan Times recently reported:
Tepco found 950 million becquerels of cesium and 520 million becquerels of beta ray-emitting radioactive substances, including strontium, in the water from 13 meters [~43 feet] underground.
Water from 1 meter down contained 340 million becquerels, and a sample from 7 meters down contained 350 million becquerels.
Let’s all hope that they get on top of the situation soon and that nations around the world will rethink their strategy on nuclear energy. Imagine a similar incident in the UK – could we survive if a county or two were so highly irradiated that we had to abandon them?