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» Cesium reliased to air and the sea 1.5 times more than the estimate by TEPCO: around 20,500 terabecquerels

The total amount of radioactive cesium released into the atmosphere and seawater from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan is estimated at between 17,500 and 20,500 terabecquerels, a study by a Japanese team of researchers showed Friday.

The team’s finding on the cumulative amount of cesium-137 is nearly 1.5 times more than the estimate by TEPCO of less than 13,600 terabecquerels.

The team announced its findings on cesium-137 during an academic session of the European Geosciences Union in Vienna on geoscience processes related to the Fukushima nuclear accident.
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Radioactive cesium-137 released from Fukushima 1.5 times Tepco estimate: study (Japan Times)

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