Newsletter N° 6/7 (Transport Special)
 Reactor Container type Date of transport Value by measuring point
( Bq )
Brunsbüttel
TN17/2-701 07.07.97 2220
 Grafenrheinfeld
NTL10 26.08.97 6000
 Grafenrheinfeld
TN13/1-01
02.09.97
800
670
3300
 Grohnde
TN13/2-308
18.08.97
1300
530
13000
 
Grohnde
TN13/2-308

22.09.97

13400
2000
 Isar 2
TN13/2-308 09.06.97 6700
Philippsburg 1
TN17/2-703 17.02.97 8000
530
330
 Philippsburg 2
TN13/2-308 20.01.98 5350
2700
2000
1300
1300
670
670
 Philippsburg 2
TN13/2-308 17.02.98 10000
2000
2000
1300
Philippsburg 2
TN13/1-01 29.10.97 13000
3300
1300
Philippsburg 2
TN13/02-308 02.12.97 4000
2000
2000
1300
Philippsburg 2
TN13/1-301* 09.12.97 3300
2700
2000
1600
1300
1300
1000
 Philippsburg 2
TN13/2-308 22.12.97 13000
3300
3300
2700
2700
2000
1600
1000
1000

    The table gives the contamination levels per measuring point exceeding the regulatory limit of a given rail car coming into Valognes (transfer station rail/road) from German nuclear power plants, in the period between February 1997 and February 1998. The figures prove that high levels of between 500 and 3,300 times the legal limit were found on a significant proportion of the 17 measuring points. Although the highest contamination, of 13,400 Bq, was on a spot "the size of a coin", larger surfaces (the entire measuring surface of 300cm2) have been found contaminated up to 13,000 Bq/cm2. The table also shows that the industry was far from containing the problem; on the contrary, there is strong evidence to suggest that the situation had become continually worse over the last two years.

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