Title: Fighting a dragon I cannot see
Source: Fairewinds Energy Education
Date: June 5, 2013
At 21:00 in
Fairewinds board member Chiho Kaneko: Somebody I know from [Koriyama-area, Fukushima] has a Geiger counter and this person said that the radiation level has gone up actually, even after 1 year. Let’s say last fall, maybe radiation level start to go up again. How do you explain that? […]
Fairewinds Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen: The radiation exposures are going up. What you’re seeing is a lot of this stuff is getting revolitalized. It’s in the first couple of inches of dust, and when the wind blows it moves into areas that have been previously cleaned. […] This will go on for decades, as the cesium goes down in to the soil, the roots bring it back up and into the plant structures and the leaves fall on the ground and the cycle continues.
Published: June 6th, 2013 at 4:37 pm ET