Title: Fukushima Reinforces Worst Fears for Japanese Who Are Anti-Nuclear Power
Source: PBS NewsHour
Date: Aug. 8, 2013
ARJUN MAKHIJANI, engineer specializing in nuclear fusion and president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research: [...] now they have found strontium-90, which is much more dangerous [than radioactive cesium], at levels that are 30 times more than cesium [See also: 100 times more strontium than cesium in water at Fukushima]. [...] And the unfortunate thing about strontium especially is that it bioaccumulates in algae, it bioaccumulates in fish. It targets the bone, because it’s like calcium. And so this is a problem. We don’t have measurements far out to sea. The Woods Hole Institute has done some surveys. And they were surprised by how much continuing radioactivity they found, but no clear explanation yet. [...]
MAKHIJANI: We actually sent a proposal to Japan two years ago, some colleagues of mine and I, saying you should park a supertanker or a large tanker offshore, and put the water in it, and send it off someplace else so that the water treatment and the water management is not such a huge, constant issue. But…
JEFFREY BROWN, PBS: It sounds like still an ongoing experiment.
MAKHIJANI: Yes. [...]
Published: August 9th, 2013 at 1:46 pm ET