Reports: Highly significant quantity of fission products are flushed into environment by water used on Fukushima molten fuel, including plutonium and curium — Radioactivity to recirculate for many generations in ocean food chain, meat content will increase with time

Published: December 27th, 2013 at 2:31 pm ET
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Energy and Climate Change Committee (UK), written evidence submitted by marine pollution and radioactivity consultant Tim Deere-Jones, printed March 2013: It cannot be denied that ECW [Emergency Cooling Water ] has been continuously passing over […] the molten mass of fuel […] flushing a range of particulate and dissolved radioactive fission and activation products [and] transporting those various radioactive materials from within a supposedly safe and shielded environment to the outside environment. […] There can be no doubt that the ECW flows will have collected a highly significant quantity of the full range of fission products and transported them […] to whatever their end deposition site will have been. […] These fission products will have included approximately 17 actinides composed of: Several isotopes of Uranium; Several isotopes of Plutonium; Several isotopes of Americium; and Several isotopes of Curium. […] there is a wide consensus that the higher Plutonium proportion in MOX fuel increases the amount of fission product and actinide created during combustion: in particular the “activity” of fission product/actinide arisings will be greater than that of normal Uranium based fuels […]

Estimate of Consequences from the Fukushima Disaster, Jiřina Vitázková and Errico Cazzoli, Nordic PSA Conference (nuclear utilities in Finland and Sweden), Sept. 2011: The radiation released to the ocean via fallout and liquid releases has been dismissed with the argument that the radiation would be diluted in the enormous volume of the Pacific Ocean. This argument cannot be easily accepted. […] [There] is sufficient time for most of the radioactivity to be ingested or “breathed” in by fish and other marine organisms. This would trigger a never ending cycle for perpetuation of the radioactivity, which may not only kill marine life forms like it kills humans, but would ultimately end up on the tables of the Japanese population. The fish, seafood, whale meat and seaweed consumed may have concentrations below legal limits, but the radioactive content will be increased from normal levels. […] This cycle will last for many generations, because of the food chain of fish and other marine fauna, and the radioactivity will be recycled and in fact the meat content will increase rather than decreasing by decay. Even if only one one-hundredth of the radioactivity (more than 1e15 Bq of CS137) were to enter this recirculation pattern, the collective whole body ingestion dose over many generations would exceed 1e7 Sv, sufficient to kill more than 1,000,000 people.

See also: [intlink id=”govt-report-concern-plutonium-uranium-being-deposited-concentrating-away-isotopes-transfer-sea-land-sea-spray-aerosols-flooding-human-exposure-inhalation-food-contact” type=”post”]Concern over Plutonium and Uranium being deposited and re-concentrating far away — Isotopes transfer to land via sea spray, aerosols, flooding — Human exposure by inhalation, food, contact[/intlink]

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112 comments to Reports: Highly significant quantity of fission products are flushed into environment by water used on Fukushima molten fuel, including plutonium and curium — Radioactivity to recirculate for many generations in ocean food chain, meat content will increase with time

  • bf9 Fitz

    Well there ya have it. Back to that bio-research/bio-engineering point…

  • pkjn

    Seawater fence doesn’t stop contamination / Cs-134/137 levels are the same inside and outside of the fence
    Fukushima Diary

    The radiation levels are the same inside and outside of the seawater fence called “silt fence”.
    From Tokyo Electric’s own data, on 12/20/2013, Cs-134/137 density in seawater was 7% higher outside of the fence beside reactor1. Also beside reactor4, Cs-134/137 density in seawater was 4% higher outside of the fence.
    Japanese government stated the sea contamination is controlled by the silt fence. However the data shows it is not effective as told.

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/12/seawater-fence-doesnt-stop-contamination-cs-134137-levels-are-the-same-inside-and-outside-of-the-fence/
    http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/f1/smp/2013/images/intake_canal_131221-j.pdf

  • When the corium reacts with the cement floor, the number of really bad isotopes increase a lot. The strontium goes up 10 times more than what it would be in a reactor contained melt down (not a melt through).

    They build these reactors with 6" steel walls, and then 100 holes in the bottom to make the system work. What kind of freakin sense does that make to have a machine like that! If you can't make it safe, don't make it!

    Here is an article on just how bad strontium is. My good buddy got Leukemia, and went from triathlon competitor to dead in under 7 months.

    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2013/03/strontium-bogeyman-exists-wicked-one.html

    • Kassandra

      I'm sorry to hear you lost a friend to this terrible disease

    • deaddolphins simonhhh

      Stock…I am also sorry to hear that about your mate…I lost a best mate of mine about 8 years ago to Hodgkinson disease [cancer]…He was in the Air force in maintenance…I often wondered what chemicals he ingested/breathed that took his life?

      You are dead right about the, "…really 'heinous' isotopes increase a lot. The strontium goes up 10 times more" in full melt-downs…Unit 3 with military grade mox plutonium will prove to be really nasty in pack with 100's of very long life isotopes…IMO Japan will ultimately need to be evacuated…

  • name999 name999

    …the weather is so weird here near Portland today. Honestly, it feels like we are living in huge cloud of refrigerants and coolants, vague pink tinge to the color of the freezing foggy smoggy air and sky. There is an alert for "air stagnation" today…

    • What does the Geiger say, if you have one

      • ocifferdave

        I live two hours downwind from Portland OR and it's oddly foggy, stagnatty here too.

        When I go home I will test my exterior door mat (roof runoff hits it, foot traffic hits it).

        Two years ago after a rain the door mat was up to 139 CPM. Last few years its been no higher than 60.

        • pinksailmatt pinksailmatt

          We are in for an extended period of fuki-fog in the Willamette Valley. Corvallis has it's RadNet site either turned off or off-scale high radiation. I expect it'd the latter. We didn't see the sun yesterday, and I doubt we will see it today.

          • KiloCharley KiloCharley

            @pinksailmatt, I too noticed the Corvallis site was down, but this also happened twice in October. I am seeing no rise in rad levels south of 12 miles south of Portland, OR. (Tualatin, OR. Inside GQ GMC 320).
            [For what it's worth…] 🙂
            Be well.

            • We Not They Finally

              The whole thing about radnet (the EPA) being turned off in selected cities (like try to find anything but a blank page for beta readings in Seattle — good luck!) is always suspicious. The graph "only" goes up to 1,000 CPM and above that, they apparently just turn it off.

              Anne, who (I gather) lives in the Denver area, said it was turned off in Denver when radiation spiked above 1,000 CPM. Here in Albuquerque, it has spiked as high as 920 CPM, and God only knows when they will decide to just turn the monitor off.

              We know we are endangered and are actually trying to move, but that can't happen right away. So we put up with the likes of "being more tired than usual," purify our diet, filter our water, take supplements and the like. But we know that it will be getting worse.

        • pua mana

          aloha,
          do I understand that you measure the radioactivity from your DOORMAT ?
          Doesn't that track rads into your house ? or do they magically all stop at your door step ?
          just curious !
          Thank you.
          Pua mana

    • Ontological Ontological

      Cesium is the inclusion that causes Morganite (pink beryllium) to be pink. I think that tint phenomenon is Xe133 halving to Ce137 that makes the "refrigerant" feeling because of evaporative cooling when the transmutation of the Xe133 occurs, the taste, and perhaps color in the sky in the right conditions also.

  • name999 name999

    …just to say that this all becomes real now, hits home…and although the temp is 40 degrees, it chills to the bone…sorry to hear of your friend, stock, this will not get easier…

  • name999 name999

    I don't have one and don't really know how to make sense of the scientific readings, but it is so obviously screwed up here…

  • Dr. Rosalie Bertell, Tracking Cancer and Asking the Right Questions
    Growing up, going through a few science/engineering colleges, and working in the energy engineering field for 30 years, one might think that I would have a very good grasp of nuclear power, radiation, and THE RISKS related to radiation. Unless of course, there was a system in place to keep THE RISKS hidden in plain site.

    Indeed I had a pretty good grasp of

    1) Alpha, Beta, Gamma radiation,
    2) And a pretty good grasp of the process of nuclear power (splitting atoms to boil water one way or the other),
    3) But the risks had always been obscured by "the wrong question".

    To quickly answer 2) for decades after TMI I had mistakenly assumed that US nuclear plants were being run responsibly, with proper risk management. I was sadly wrong, and I wrote this Manifesto shortly after Fukushima, check it out here:

    Manifesto – Why Shut Them Down

    THE WRONG QUESTION
    The risks have been obscured by an excellent lie that somehow the nuclear industry had foisted on the public, even the universities. The lie is that the only risk of radiation is in causing cancer. And further, that radiation takes a long time to cause cancer, therefore it is not something you need to be concerned with now.

    I wasn't aware until today that Dr. Rosalie Bertell had died last year. She fought to expose these lies of nuclear for over 40 years. Interesting also that she was a Nun like that 82 year old Nun who broke into the…

    • nuclear storage facility and is now being an activist in jail.

      Dr. Bertell did huge studies on radiation risks due to X-rays and it's effects on people. She found in the data, not just cancer, but also other disease, and she worked it into an accelerated aging process.

      So the Question of "How Much Cancer Does Radiation Cause" is the WRONG QUESTION. How much weakening of your immune system does radiation cause, how much other disease does radiation cause, how much lower energy and confused thinking does radiation cause, what level of lower quality of life through all these factors does radiation cause?
      Radiation ages you faster. Radiation also weakens us, while at the same time, putting us under more stress. That's a wicked one-two punch.

      From this link, Rosalie Bertell kept up her activism into the last years of her life. Let us celebrate that life. She died June 14, 2012, 15 months after Fukushima started.

      http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2013/12/dr-rosalie-bertell-tracking-cancer-and.html

      • +1

        Good points.

        "This would trigger a never ending cycle for perpetuation of the radioactivity… the radioactive content will be increased from normal levels… This cycle will last for many generations…"
        – Tim Deere-Jones

        The REAL QUESTION:
        "How much weakening of your immune system does radiation cause…? …putting us under more stress. That's a wicked one-two punch."
        – stock

      • We Not They Finally

        stock, all very true. Like we have a diabetic in the family, so we read reports in the Spring of 2012 with great interest, about 60% of children under age 12 in the Fukushima area having already developed DIABETES. Diabetes isn't cancer, but it's another disease BESIDES cancer! — and a killer, especially untreated!!

        We cannot even find a follow-up anywhere. But looked up what in RADIOACTIVITY causes diabetes. And turns out that when strontium-90 decays into yytritium-90, that's what attacks the pancreas.

        We totally need to get off the johnny-one-note of "just cancer." Radiation just outright wrecks the health — progressively, cumulatively.

      • +10000

        But it is not just a 1,2 punch… it is 1,300 punches, plus neutrons plus free radicals, plus heavy metals, plus poisons, plus God knows what else we have not discovered yet.. anti matter maybe even.

        Bottom line it is death on steroids, all bad.

        And this is the stuff they use for 'medicine'? Hmmmmm

  • Flapdoodle Flapdoodle

    I live in NM. This morning on PBS, Sandia Labs advertised for trainees to test subjects for ingested radio nucleotides.

    • Oh just peachy….no one has jobs, but you can make extra money doing a totally safe monitored test by experts….that we just hired.

    • We Not They Finally

      We live in NM too and we're gasping here. What are they calling this — "death therapy"? Incidentally, check out radnet beta readings for Albuquerque (where we live). They recently spiked to OVER 900 CPM! The readings are herky-jerky, they go up and down, but that is freaking dangerous. We're trying to move.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      trainees or guinea pigs? They already know what happens with ingested radio nuclides. It is immoral to test humans, but it has already been done.

      • Shaker1

        anne, so true. They know already, but I imagine that they're just taking advantage of the situation and the subjects there rather than kill some more primates.

        Years ago Sandia had an inhalation lab. It was quite a setup, in a building quite a drive into the base. I believe it was closed because of funding. I don't quite remember it's proper name, but I applied for a position there when government money got tight and the physicists for whom I worked were having a lot of problems drumming up the cash for funded projects. My impression was that it had been there a long time. Typically, the equipment was top-notch.

        If only we really knew what happens and has happened at some of these national labs.

        Best of luck, WTNF, getting out of there and finding somewhere less harmful.

    • Where is the application? Surely, all those pro nuke folks that believe in hormesis will be the first ones to sign up, for TRIPLE dose.. or 10 times dose, correct?

      • Maybe start with Abe, his minister, and all TEPCO executives.. They need some hormesis therapy, surely?

      • Shaker1

        Well, Dr. Goodheart, one thing that can be said about the call for trainees is that we know for sure they're monitoring the situation which I believe, and has been speculated here, they have been monitoring from the beginning but we're just not party to the data or even the fact that it's being done. Therefore, they can't deny either the knowledge or the act. I seem to remember those researchers and engineers being told something to the effect that though they were chomping at the bit to study Fukushima there wasn't going to be any support for it.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Yes, it does all that, but then all that is not on/seen daily on main stream news as women have their/both breasts cut off. Pick the terrifying disease that makes the most impact on the news, but yes, we know it does all kinds of damage all the way down the immune system operational line and all over/in the human body.. 🙁

  • name999 name999

    even with a geiger counter, not sure how that will help. And no rain here, very dry and profoundly chilly and fog instead of clouds when looking up at the sky. It has been pretty dry here this year compared to what used to be normal.

    There have been many voices over the last several decades working to get people to realize human beings were on track to destroy this planet. Hard to grasp this and people are in huge denial about what is happening around them, but the conditions are approaching an impact where it will be very difficult to ignore here on the West Coast…

    • Take the first step, get the Geiger, and start planning a relocation would be my plan.

      • Flapdoodle Flapdoodle

        Some other planet?

      • Songie Songie

        stock, you say "start planning a relocation"…..but like flapdoodle asks, where exactly would that be?

        • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

          @Songie: humans have the knowledge and technology to build 'stepping stones' to other worlds. The forces of 'nature' have tipped the cradle over…

        • Well the last place I would be is Fuku-nightmare or USA upper west coast.

          Did you know that Fukushima means Island of Dreams

        • Mars is not an option, so only review realistic ones.

          I would suggest
          Somewhere where you can control your own water supply
          Somewhere where you can produce you own food, and have a small green house too
          Somewhere where you can store 1 year or 2 of food.
          Somewhere not downwind of a NPP or spent fuel
          Somewhere where you can see them coming
          Somewhere where you can produce your own power with solar, PV
          Somewhere where you have 2 years of any heating requirement on site.

          Cost me $380,000 I found that somewhere. What is it worth, priceless.

          • Songie Songie

            hey stock, thanks for such a complete answer. guess that means your a "prepper"? I ahve most of that anyway, it's just how I live…..but it doesn't make me feel any better to grow my own food when I know it's probably radioactive anyway…. I originally thought somehwere in NM desert would be a b

            • Songie Songie

              whoops…touchy keys..

              would be a better choice than mid PNW, but recent high cpms in NM have pretty much made me realize it doesn't seem to matter where, unless you go south of equator. (which is almost as unrealistic as Mars when you have family…)

              the sea spray does concern me, however…..

              feeling myself surrender to defeat…..the other froggies in the pot seem to be having such fun in the warm waters, why can't I join in the merrymaking? sigh

  • Michele

    Radiation lowers the immune system and the human body is open for any illness that attacks it. Before the cancers, we have people who are young and athletic, dying from heart failure, even marathon runners have fallen and died while racing. Children have died from heart problems. The flight crews are becoming victims of radiation as well as "frequent flyers", celebrities have had thyroid problems as documented by Christina Consolo/Rad Chick.

    Marine biologists know that without the oceans all life on planet earth will be exterminated. Albert Einstein said that without our pollinators that life would end in 5 years. People will starve to death and the world will fall into the chaos that the leaders fear. Any of the people going underground to survive death by radiation should know that scientists are recording the melting of the Arctic ice fields and the high levels of methane that are reaching life extinguishing levels.

    Radiation, starvation, methane, and all the toxicity from drilling for oil and fracking for natural gas….we have believed that humanity could control it's destinies; but, that future is grim. Along the New Madrid fault are two huge open air storage areas for depleted uranium as well as a string of nuclear power plants. The ticking time bomb is the salt dome collapse at Bayou Corne, LA which will inevitably light the fuse for an earthquake that is overdue.

    • artika rama

      Michele : Thats true Michele , but its much more complicated then that .
      It depends on the type of radiation , the amount of radiation ,dose , the time duration , the developmental stage of the tissue ,, the type of tissue , the carrier of the radiation , etc etc .
      It depends on the all these charcteristecs ,, how it will be metabolised in the body ,, where will it accumulate and so on .
      Too many variables to say it will just supress the immune system and cause disease .
      AN example ; Radiactive iodine woud be taken up by the thyroid and the radiation would just kill the thyroid cells .
      Isotopes which mimic naturally occuring minerals will be taken up by specific organs example : while an isotope would be taken up by the bone , would kill the bone marrow cells and cause blood disorders , another could be taken up by muscles and heart and cause heart attacks and so on
      Too complicated to summarize in one sentence.

    • myau

      Michele, I counted 5 major causes of human extinction gathering from your post, namely cancer,when oceans die,when all pollinators disappear,earthquake with more melt-downs,and methane reaching ele level. I wonder if people will be dying of these other causes even before maturing to cancer death. Can anybody elaborate on the time frame of all these events? Very curious to know. Thanks.

      • We Not They Finally

        That's probably one of the scariest things. Since it's exponential, cumulative, bio-magnified and the like, no one knows the tipping point. But a lot of science-educated people do post here and we watch people's guesstimates. Some say 2-3 years, some say 20. Very few seem to say more than 20. Though certain PARTS of the world are considered more safe for a longer period of time.

        We also don't know when the cumulative effects will cause ECONOMIES to break down, much less cultures.

        Though I imainge that you have already gathered that there is no realistic estimate out there that will actually make you feel good!

      • There is also the Carrington Event.. coming soon.

    • We Not They Finally

      We do notice that Bayou Corne was shoved out of the news. Obviously, that didn't stop the process. And so far as methane is concerned, as the plankton dies, it will no longer emit oxygen, just methane from the decaying plant life. And plankton/algae are HUGEY needed sources of oxygen for the whole world. Humans don't do well breathing methane.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    NUCLEAR RUINING THE PLANET

    Everyone please keep a log of friends and pets who are getting ill or dying.

    • artika rama

      Thebigpicture That is simple ,, the answer is EVERYONE !!!!

    • We Not They Finally

      We just had a friend diagnosed with TWO (seemingly separate) cancers at once, seemingly out of the clear blue. We had never heard of that before.

    • Ontological Ontological

      Myself, skull cancer, my niece MS/cancer, my sister, digestive distress. They live in Salem Oregon for a double whammy there. A good friends brother, became "stroke like" died at 60 from major coronary/heart muscle tissue complications. The MANY people I observed in UCLA's head & neck cancer center. They said LAST YEAR that they were up 20% in thyroid related double cancer invasions. I advised the head & neck surgeon there who's research in immunofluorescence is eminent, to be prepared for more. His answer was a nod in agreement. An oncologist of his caliber cannot verbally comment on this disaster without fear of losing his tenure. His passion is surfing, poor man, I am sure he is devastated. As I compose this post many in the influence sphere of my children's lives are reporting sudden heart failure, or sudden onset of cancer deaths of friends, and relatives in their families.

  • lovE lovE

    You Can Run But There Is Nowhere To Hide

    Check out the flow of ocean currents based on real data of the movement of the 29,000 rubber toy bath ducks spilled into the ocean East of Japan in 1992. The entire planet will be polluted with radiation eventually.

    http://psychophysical.free.fr/userpix/38_Ducks_Rubber_1.jpg

  • babbo dorian babbo dorian

    It says…. in many generations there'll be 1,000.000 deaths???
    I think from now on we will see only b**hit like this…
    Hope all here keep helping ohers in getting other news and info and thougths…
    Otherwise…. no more info ……
    The people in power is winning the battle……

  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    @WEBCAM – what is that black thing hovering over unit 3? All cranes still down?

    http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html

  • SadieDog

    How and why is there an advertisement from Westinghouse on this website?! FYI , they run the bomb plant better known as Savannah River Site.

    • myau

      timemachine 2020, it's a heartbreaking story, I figure that this young girl was just less than 5 years of age when the initial Fuku plume flew over USA, and if she had inhaled some particles by any chance like playing outdoor in the rain, I wonder if her doctor would do an autopsy or a biopsy of her bone marrow and looking for any trace of radioactive particles, if found that will be definitive proof that Fuku had affected the east coast even by early plume fall out. My concern is that I have relatives living in Philadelphia, they made me feel like a fool talking about Fuku or about not going out on rainy days etc. I wanted to protect them and to open my mouth again!Thanks.

  • Socrates

    Nordic PSA Conferees underestimate by at least 100x, maybe 1.000x.

    There estate was based on information from before September 2011.

    I estimate that over a billion will die and an equal number will end up with mutations.

    I'll wager odds. Check back in ten years. This disaster keeps on going. The Nordic conferees assumed cold shut down.

    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      actually Socrates, I was thinking this morning, these Nordic PSA numbers are the first institutional disclosures that agree with those of others, on this site. While many out here have been projecting hundreds-of-millions (into the billions), at least this group is admitting that the numbers of fatalities will be large. All the other institutional projections that I've seen, claim it'll only be a few hundred deaths, if that. So much for the claim that "Nuclear power has never caused the death of anyone!"…

      • Socrates

        Aftershock,

        I read the paper they wrote. It was was very good but did not include updates for the period September 2011 to present. During that period, things got much, much worse. The 3-11 to 9-11 figures were revised upwards by TEPCO. Depending on whether the corium (s) will burn through the containment and produce Strontium-90 for 162 years, is a big additional factor. No cold shutdown – I am freaking out at this point.

        Maybe not a 1,000 times worse but 10 to 100 times worse maybe.

        • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

          agree Socrates. I've known, from 'day one', this was going to be a 'deal breaker'. There are things that could be done, but most seem only interested in how they can extricate themselves from this nightmare. That's an understandable (human) response. But I'm also interested in how this will effect others, who aren't even born…yet. We are all (to one degree or another) responsible for the culminating influences that led to this train wreck. Like others are suggesting, we need to begin addressing what can be done in response to this death sentence. I'm infuriated that most seem primarily concerned with their own fate. What about those who'll one day inherit the results of our collective stupidity and lack of imagination? WHAT ABOUT THEM!?!

  • Bowtieman Bowtieman

    Just in time for the New Year… What goes up comes down…real fireworks… Stay inside…

  • Tiza Tiza

    More people are waking up. Check out WND.

    Did NSA conceal Fukushima meltdown from U.S. responders?

    Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/12/did-nsa-conceal-fukushima-meltdown-from-u-s-responders/#IeZiw5xdZxa35G2X.99

  • Flapdoodle Flapdoodle

    It might be helpful to know where TEPCO brass moved their yachts to.

  • name999 name999

    thanks for the links…what a trap…no end in sight…NSA surveillance back to bite em', I kind of like that one. But maybe they weren't listening that day. Claim of National Security will likely end that line of connection. The powers of the NSA are able to lock up pretty tight and all legal.

    stock, yes, leaving is the reflex, but family, property, not an easy consideration and where to go? Buying time, trying to at least be conscious of what is happening, unpleasant as it is…

  • weeman

    Dilution is no solution, accumulation is in the measure.

  • We Not They Finally

    Keywords in above article: "…a never ending cycle…"

  • Sickputer

    Nuclear plants do indeed create and release a wide "range of fission products" and some leak constantly even at "safe" plants.

    Helen Caldicott;

    "Contrary to the current propaganda line, nuclear power is not green and it is certainly not clean. Nuclear reactors consistently release millions of curies of radioactive isotopes into the air and water each year. These unregulated sanctioned releases occur because the industry considers certain radioactive elements to be biologically inconsequential. This is not so. These unregulated releases include the noble gases krypton, xenon and argon, which are fat-soluble and if inhaled by persons living near a nuclear reactor, are absorbed through the lungs, migrating to the fatty tissues of the body, including the abdominal fat pad and upper thighs, near the reproductive organs. These radioactive elements, which emit high-energy gamma radiation, can mutate the genes in the eggs and sperm inducing genetic disease. Tritium, a radioactive isotope of hydrogen, is another biologically significant gas, routinely emitted from nuclear reactors. Tritium combines with oxygen creating "tritiated" water."

    http://www.rense.com/general65/ccol.htm

  • Occupant Occupant

    [Satire, for those that suffer from liberalism, libertarianism, socialism, communism, fiatmoneyism and/or Aspergers]

    Nuclear Dirty bomb, cost $3.50, just take a bucket of Japanese fish and leave it in any hallway. It may have a half-life of 24,000 years.

  • Nick

    Gone fission.

    Hard to think that my lifetime won't be long enough to win the war against peace.

    Was it worth it?

    I can almost hear the pffft ssszzzt phhtt of the corium spewing, piece by piece into the ecosphere.

    Doesn't matter how.
    $%
    One if by land. Two if by sea. Oh shit if by air.

    Fatigue.

    That is an enemy we face as the future we once had dissolves.

    It is certain that uncertainty awaits.

    We are 100% as in totally, completely and absolutely fukushimad.

  • Daisy207

    Generations??????? What generations? The kids today will be sterile – there will not be any generations.

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