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Press Release (Dec 04,2011)
Nuclide Analysis Results of Radioactive Materials in Seawater taken near Intake Canal of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (data collected on December 3)
 
At around 9:30 am on April 2, 2011, we detected water containing radiation 
dose over 1,000 mSv/h in the pit*1 where power supply cables are stored 
near the intake channel of Unit 2. Furthermore, there was a crack of about 
20 cm length on the concrete lateral of the pit, from where the water in 
the pit was flowing out to the ocean. At around 12:20 pm on April 2, we 
reaffirmed the event at the scene. 
We have implemented sampling of the water in the pit of Unit 2, together 
with the seawater in front of the bar screen near the pit of Unit 2. These 
samples were sent to Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station for analyses.

At around 5:38 am on April 6, we observed stoppage of spilling of water to 
the ocean from the crack on the concrete lateral of the pit. 

Since April 5, we have been conducting sampling surveys of the water in 
the pit of Unit 2 and the seawater in front of the bar screen near the pit. 
Regarding the survey results of the detection of three nuclides (iodine 
131, cesium 134, cesium 137), we report those as definite results, and for 
the other nuclides, we will re-evaluate them.

On April 12, due to the installation of silt fences, we changed the 
sampling points from the front of the bar screen of Unit 4 to the north 
and the south of the inside of the water intake canal of Units 1 to 4. 
Since April 17, we have been conducting an additional sampling survey 
outside the silt fence in front of the bar screen of Unit 2, in order to 
assess the effect of the installation of the silt fence.

On May 11, 2011, responding to out-flow leakage of contaminated water from 
the intake canal of Unit 3, from May 12th, we additionally conducted the 
sampling of the seawater inside and outside of the silt fence in front of 
the bar screen near the pit of Unit 1, 3 and 4. 
                                                    (Previously announced)

On December 3, 2011, we conducted sampling*2 of the seawater near the 
intake canal of Units 1 to 4 of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station 
and analyzed the samples. As a result, some radioactive materials were 
detected as described in the appendix. 

We reported the above results to NISA as well as to the government of 
Fukushima Prefecture today.

We will continuously conduct the same sampling surveys.

*1 Pit: vertical shaft made of concrete
*2 From November 15, 2011, in order to prevent deterioration of pumping 
   function by sucking in sand etc., we are cleaning the bottom of 
   auxiliaries water intake pump room, Units 5 & 6. In order to evaluate 
   the impact on the surrounding environment, we increased sampling points. 
Appendix1: Nuclide Analysis Results of Radioactive Materials in Seawater 
           Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station; the shallow draft quay, 
           Unit 1-4 screen, and the water intake canal of Units 1-4 
                                                              (PDF 13.8KB) 
Appendix2: Nuclide Analysis Results of Radioactive Materials in Seawater 
           in the water intake, Units 5 & 6, Fukushima Daiichi NPS 
                                                              (PDF 10.8KB) 
Appendix3: Radioactivity Density of Seawater (PDF 43.4KB) 
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