Source: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident, Day 1
Author: The Helen Caldicott Foundation
Date Presented: March 11, 2013
At ~60:00 in
That means that the gases inside Daiichi were leaving the containment every 8 hours.
Whatever radiation was getting out of that nuclear fuel was being liberated through the environment within 8 hours, because the containment leak rate was 300% per day — not 1% like the NRC assumes.
Published: March 26th, 2013 at 10:57 am ET
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