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Fukushima Daiichi NPS Prompt Report 2013

Fukushima Daiichi NPS Prompt Report (Oct 24,2013)Immediate release: Increase in the Measurement Results for Gross-β at Two Points in a Drainage Channel at Fukushima Daiichi NPS

Judging by the monitoring results of the seawater, there has been no impact on the waters of the ocean

On October 23, we conducted water sampling on a routine basis at a drainage channel in Fukushima Daiichi NPS. The measurement results for gross-β reading were high at observation points B-1 and B-2 in the drainage channel which are located near the tank area.
TEPCO considers that the most probable cause of the higher gross-β reading was radioactive materials, which had fallen onto the ground surface at the time of the accident two and a half years ago, around the ditch flowed into the drainage channel due to rainfall. Removal of accumulated water inside the drainage channel was started on October 22.

Monitoring results of the seawater, which was sampled near the exit of the drainage channel, were confirmed to be below the detection limit value. Judging by the monitoring results of the seawater, there has been no impact on the waters of the ocean.

The specific results are as follows.

< Analysis result at point B-1 of drainage channel B (sample taken on October 23) >
· Total-β: 15,000 Bq/L (340 Bq/L in the sample taken on October 22)

< Analysis result at point B-2 of drainage channel B (downstream of point B-1) (sample taken on October 23) >
· Total-β: 140,000 Bq/L (59,000 Bq/L in the sample taken on October 22)

TEPCO, Inc. is a provider of electricity to the Kanto region, which includes Tokyo and Yokohama. The company is headquartered in Tokyo. The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station was struck by a tsunami after an earthquake that occurred in March 2011. For more information, please go to http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/index-e.html