Gundersen: Fukushima plume went down on ground, unlike Chernobyl — Due to ‘building wake effect’ — Radiation exposure going to be higher for people nearby (AUDIO)

Published: February 25th, 2013 at 1:00 pm ET
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Title: Forgotten Fukushima-Japan Two Years After the Daiichi Accident
Source: Fairewinds Energy Education
Date: Feb. 24, 2013

At 7:30 in

Nuclear Expert Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Energy Education: One of the things I’ve discovered when I look at the drawings, the accident movies, you see the plume going down on the ground, which didn’t happen at Chernobyl. Chernobyl burned upward […]

At Fukushima the plume goes down, it’s something called ‘Building Wake Effect’. So I think that the exposures in close, in the 20 and 30 and 40 km range are actually going to be higher than we saw at Chernobyl and because of the fact all of the stacks and everything that was designed to get that radioactivity up in the air were destroyed because they had no electricity to run the fans. [...] you’ll have to listen to my speech*.

(*For details of the symposium sponsored by the Helen Caldicott Foundation on March 11-12 in New York City, please visit http://www.nuclearfreeplanet.org/symposium.html)

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