Nov. 6 — Radiation expert Christopher Busby’s paper, The significance of Xenon isotope ratios in the Fukushima catastrophe, was posted by Mochizuki on Nov. 5.
He says the activity ratio for xenon isotopes reported by TEPCO can only result from:
1) “An enriched Uranium fission having occurred about 50 hours before the samples were measured”
2) “An explosive criticality which occurred 60 hours before the measurements”
“What these results confirm is that there is on-going fission occurring at the site,” concludes Busby.
h/t Fukushima Diary via Chemfood, Arclight
Published: November 6th, 2011 at 10:57 am ET
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