Today's FINVIZ 5 Minute Charts - (for other charts go to the bottom of this page)

Click HERE for more real-time ADVANCED CHARTS and see the bottom of this page for more real time price updates.

FINVIZ - Financial Visualizations and Charts here: here.

Radiation Found Outside Japan Reactor, Signaling Meltdown


A partial meltdown of fuel rods in the No. 2 reactor probably caused a jump in the readings, Japan Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said.

Plutonium-239, a byproduct of fission used in nuclear weapons, was found in soil samples taken on the plant site March 21 and March 22, Tokyo Electric said in a statement today. 


Press Release (Mar 28,2011)
Detection of radioactive material in the soil in Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
On March 28th 2011, as part of monitoring activity of the surrounding 
environment, we conducted analysis of plutonium contained in the soil 
collected on March 21st and 22nd at the 5 spots in Fukushima Daiichi 
Nuclear Power Station. As a result, plutonium 238, 239 and 240 were 
detected as shown in the attachment.

We will continue the radionuclide analysis contained in the soil.

‹Results of the analysis›
-Plutonium was detected in the soil of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power 
-The density of detected plutonium is equivalent to the fallout observed 
 in Japan when the atmospheric nuclear test was conducted in the past.
-The detected plutonium from two samples out of five may be the direct 
 result of the recent incident, considering their activity ratio of the 
 plutonium isotopes.
-The density of detected plutonium is equivalent to the density in the 
 soil under normal environmental conditions and therefore poses no major 
 impact on human health. TEPCO strengthens environment monitoring inside 
 the station and surrounding areas.
-We will conduct analysis of the three additional soil samples.