TV: Fukushima contamination will reach U.S. or Canada by 2016 — Radioactive material in ocean will have only ‘slightly decreased’ from current levels (VIDEO)

Published: August 23rd, 2013 at 10:13 am ET
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Title: Fukushima crisis prompts radioactivity concerns worldwide
Source: Arirang News
Date: Aug. 23, 2013

Fukushima crisis prompts radioactivity concerns worldwide

Arirang News Desk: [...] the concerns are very real today, including here in Korea.

Kim Hyun-bin, Reporter: [...] it’s going to be hard to contain [the leaks at Fukushima Daiichi]. First of all, the area is too vast and there are too many radioactive leaks. Concerns and doubts are on the rise about whether they’ll be able to successfully seal the leaks.

SOURCE: Arirang News

Arirang News Desk: So Hyun-bin, you said 300 tons of radioactive water [per day] has leaked out so far. How is that going to affect us here in Korea and the rest of the international community?

Hyun-bin: Well, the majority of the radioactive materials are cesium, strontium and tritium. Cesium makes up nearly 90 percent of the radioactive substances [see below], and it can travel in water [...] By 2016, the current will move the contaminated water to western Canada or the northwestern U.S., and by that time the contaminated water will be at 3-point-5 becquerels, a slight decrease from its current level. [...]

See also – Expert: “They have found strontium-90, which is much more dangerous than radioactive cesium, at levels that are 30 times more than cesium… it bioaccumulates in algae, it bioaccumulates in fish. It targets the bone, because it’s like calcium.”

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Published: August 23rd, 2013 at 10:13 am ET
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69 comments to TV: Fukushima contamination will reach U.S. or Canada by 2016 — Radioactive material in ocean will have only ‘slightly decreased’ from current levels (VIDEO)

  • wemadethis wemadethis

    As I previously stated.

    But again, these models and reports all show bright hotspots for the Cesium isotopes, Strontium particles and the other daughter products but seem to omit the fact that they won't travel alone. The same torrents that run under the broken plant and carry the byproducts into the sea must simultaneously collect untold amounts of RAW PLUTONIUM and ENRICHED URANIUM at the same time.

    Bone seeking + Muscle accumulation = Smoke + Mirrors.

    The raw fuel contamination is what needs to be measured and checked.


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  • wemadethis wemadethis

    Very close to statements I have made previously

    But again, these models and reports all show bright hotspots for the Cesium isotopes, Strontium particles and the other daughter products but seem to omit the fact that they won't travel alone. The same torrents that run under the broken plant and carry the byproducts into the sea must simultaneously collect untold amounts of RAW PLUTONIUM and ENRICHED URANIUM at the same time.

    Bone seeking + Muscle accumulation = Smoke + Mirrors.

    The raw fuel contamination is what needs to be measured and checked.


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  • wemadethis wemadethis

    Scrap what I said, I just watched the whole of the video above.

    IT IS WITHOUT DOUBT THE WORST DOSE OF MISS-INFORMATION I HAVE SEEN IN THE PAST 2 AND A HALF YEARS.

    ITS TOO BAD TO EVEN BEGIN TO CRITICIZE… SHOCKING!!!


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  • lam335 lam335

    The reporter in this video says that we only need to worry about cesium because it can travel in ocean currents, while strontium and tritium (not to mention all the others) "sink to the bottom because they are too heavy." How can tritium be "too heavy"? As an isotope of hydrogen, aren't its molecules among the smallest? Also, I thought that, precisely because it is a form of hydrogen, tritium can actually form into water molecules with oxygen, so that, when this happens, it can't even be filtered out of the water, since it is itself a component of the water. Is this reporter simply wrong, or is there something I am not understanding.


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  • 21stCentury 21stCentury

    USA must kickass NOW building an extra breakwater/seawall around FDNPP1.
    The existing seawall is small in comparison to other seawalls in Japan.
    Build first 1, then 2, then 3 concentric seawalls.
    Keep building seawalls until the outflow of contamination is stopped.

    http://rt.com/news/fukushima-international-iaea-leak-866/
    Fukushima operator pleads for international help as radiation crisis deepens

    http://www.japantoday.com/images/size/x/2013/08/mccainabe.jpg
    McCain is in Japan this week, but not a peep out of him about the Nuke Disaster. McCain suffers from recurring melanoma cancer. McCain is strongly pro-nukepower, he especially likes the POWER.

    I called several marine contractor companies on the westcoast, and they are all wondering why a serious RFP has not yet been published for construction of a new bigger seawall at FDNPP1.

    There's many different mitigating options that can be immediately implemented.. while TEPCO is installing liquid-gauges on the tanks, USA could be doing plenty of work offshore in the ocean.
    Seawalls, outfall-pipe going into massive network of filtration barges, megatons of graphene mobilized to Japan, LNG from Alaska, deep survey of Japan Trench, drilling offshore injection wells, etc etc etc…

    …but for the past two years america has been STUCK ON STUPID.
    …actually america has been stuck on stupid since it lost the War of 1812, and it's been failing to eliminate it's own internal cancer of corruption since then.


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    • combomelt combomelt

      sorry but there is no "kickass" left in the USA.
      there is nothing that can be done with all the MOX fuel blowing around earth every 40 days or so

      the dark hole of denial and obfuscation has left humanity to "breath deep the gathering gloom and we will watch lights fade from every room."

      get MAD or nothing, will change
      the world PTB need to start to decommission all NPPs and facilities NOW


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    21st,
    You are very intelligent and so very optimistic!

    Who do you think is going to rush over there and risk their lives?

    Remember what the common police officer does each time they are threatened with potential bodily harm from any citizen?

    They simply shoot to kill! Talk about some paranoid afraid people or what?

    We have a voluntary paid for mercenary military force and convincing these people to do anything is going to be a very hard thing to do, if its not blowing people up from a predetermined safe distance. Remember what happened on the US ships after the initial plume fallout exposures? They ran like hell and they are still running away from this Nuclear Disaster event. Many of those sailors exposed to this airborne Radiation contamination plume are now deathly sick battling varied diseases and symptoms.

    It is what it is and your solutions are plain to see.

    Its getting people/humans that are willing to die to save the planet.. that is the real problem.

    If it's all kept out of sight and out of mind it must not be a problem and they have been working on creating this by design reality for the past 2.5 years.

    I am afraid she (Fukushima) will now burn long and hard continually spewing radiation contamination/wormwood into the biosphere and the Pacific Ocean for an eternity..

    Time to prepare our families for what the future brings to all our front doors!


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    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      Wow, never a truer statement Obe:

      "If it's all kept out of sight and out of mind it must not be a problem and they have been working on creating this by design reality for the past 2.5 years.

      I am afraid she (Fukushima) will now burn long and hard continually spewing radiation contamination/wormwood into the biosphere and the Pacific Ocean for an eternity.."

      I am afraid that just as people willingly marched in to the gas chambers of Auschwitz, society will "keep on keeping on" pretending it will go away.

      It is the Crack in the Cosmic Egg….the agreed reality.


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    • 21stCentury 21stCentury

      obewan.. the occupational hazards in the MODERN nuke cleanup industry are not as extreme as many think.

      IMHO; The types of people who are attracted to professions that involve GUNS [mercenaries, cops,etc] – are more fearful than guys like me who work in heavy construction [diving, shipyards, logging, mining, steel mills, demolition, etc]

      I know plenty of people who have worked at Hanford for many years, not all of them get sick. Some of the Hanford workers look at their risk as similar to smoking ciggys. Many of them are ex-smokers who traded a fat-paycheck for quitting smoking.

      With proper training and equipment, working offshore from FDNPP1 can be no more hazardous than working in an underground mine, or underwater construction on oil rigs.

      –even without anne constantly broadcasting info about nuclear health risks, I already do know how nasty this stuff is.


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      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        21st,
        I wish you the best of luck assembling the teams then, but for some reason I do not think any of them will work for $10.00 per hour! :)

        If you want to fix it (the burning for eternity thing) you need to get on it since the cores are still heading deeper into the Earth.

        Never say never!


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        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          This is why I do not think it was wise to create these manmade burning "mini suns" that can't be turned off and why they do not belong on the surface of this planet!

          I will always take two female breasts vs the convenience and ability to turn on any light bulb!


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          • 21stCentury 21stCentury

            geewhiz, wish my computer was a girl too !!

            In every crisis & calamity there's big opportunity if we learn how to adapt to the changing conditions..

            The US-military has warfare technologies that make troops radiation-resistant, this technology is available for Nuke Cleanup Industry [for a price] .. yeah, all the topsecret stuff is for sale..

            All the rabid-greenies madly screaming DANGER DANGER are not as effective as a calm&collected Environmental CleanUp Company that has a solid plan to clean up this mess and all the other potential nuke disasters.

            If you can get 100 college educated enewsers together in a web-conference that is not an unstructured dogpile.. then it might be possible to incorporate a new effective international Environmental CleanUp Company with a unique & powerful business plan.


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            • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

              Is that nuke protection top secret technology something like the vaccinations for our troops so they did not get that dreaded Gulf Syndrome? That worked out well.

              Where do we sign up for this top secret nuke protection program for our enenews workers.. information?

              Why not just release this top secret nuke protection information to the entire planet's population instead?

              Then we wont have to do jack shit..


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              • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                Then she (Fukushima) can burn baby burn just like she wants too and she is so hot now maybe we should just let her do what she does best..


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              • 21stCentury 21stCentury

                Actually, most of the top-secret anti-rad medical protection information is widely known already, but it's scattered in bits & pieces all over the web.

                The milrad-doctors have a wide variety of rad-toxic pills and potions, some of which are still experimental and risky DNA-fixxxits.. and they have some fairly safe DNA-bandaids too.

                Regenerative medicine integrates with cancer-cure therapies..
                ..if I was gonna go work onsite, I'd go get my stemcells frozen at a tissue-bank first.

                A responsible MODERN Nuke Cleanup company would have a radworker industrial-hygiene medical program firmly developed.


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                • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                  So, in order to save the planet those volunteers involved with the cleanup will have to save their stem cells for later treatments after the cleanup exposure and their stint is done to restore their DNA to its proper functioning.

                  Good luck with that one!

                  I have pictures of the stem cell procedure used to keep a friend alive and you would puke/heave if you saw the trouble this man went through during this stem cell treatment process.

                  Oh, he is still alive but not doing well…he never will do well.

                  I always go back and take a look at Patrick before and after his treatments but of course he did not make it either.

                  In essence you are telling these people that its potentially a death sentence to save the world from this Nuclear Technology folly.

                  Thus my above statement and why I made it.


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                  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                    Mankind is not good at fixing things that he has created!


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                  • 21stCentury 21stCentury

                    Yeah, poor Patrick ..RIP.. I have many friends who have suffered the same fate..
                    General Oncology as practiced by the medical profession at large is still often primitive and ruthless, despite all their whizzbang fancy advertising they do.

                    Good cell-therapy medicine is not available on every street corner…
                    yet it does exist if you have the $$$ to go find it and pay for it.


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            • Kassandra

              Great idea on the clean up plan 21st century.

              I don't have the expertise to develop such a plan but i will help promote it.

              Any need for public-private partnerships with universities?


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        • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

          I just found this paper from The Electrochemical Society 223rd conference proving the "meltdown" of Reactors 1-4 happened in 2011 and have burned since. There is such a level of cover-up and dis-information, and the only reason they are coming out with this information now is because I think it is going to get more extreme to the point they will not be able to hide the deaths, and damage coming.

          https://ecs.confex.com/ecs/223/webprogram/Session12188.html

          Spent Fuel and Disposal
          Monday, May 13, 2013: 08:00-11:20

          https://ecs.confex.com/ecs/223/webprogram/Abstract/Paper17112/D2-0693.pdf
          "Unit 1 to Unit 4 of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear
          Power Plant lost all the electric power due to tsunami and
          cooling function of the spent fuel pools was also lost."


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          • 21stCentury 21stCentury

            Within the labyrinthine ECS they have the knowledge of electrochemical corrosion control and electrowinning most of the rad-waste dissolved in the seawater inside the breakwater..
            add more breakwaters in a concentric ring around the existing one, and quickly begin processing.

            Extra seawalls are an absolute immediate necessity, just as important as upland tank storage.

            –repeat–

            Extra seawalls are an absolute immediate necessity, just as important as upland tank storage.

            –repeat–

            Extra seawalls are an absolute immediate necessity, just as important as upland tank storage.–repeat–

            Extra seawalls are an absolute immediate necessity, just as important as upland tank storage.–repeat–

            Extra seawalls are an absolute immediate necessity, just as important as upland tank storage.–repeat–

            Extra seawalls are an absolute immediate necessity, just as important as upland tank storage.–repeat–

            Extra seawalls are an absolute immediate necessity, just as important as upland tank storage.


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          • Kassandra

            Where does is it written that the fires have burned since?

            I believe fires have been intermittent and would sure love to see it in academic writing.

            thanks!


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        • 21stCentury 21stCentury

          the cores are still heading deeper into the Earth.. GOOD!! Then that is the direction they need to keep on going.. straight to the deepest bowels of hell.

          Actually the core of the earth is similar to a giant thorium molten salt reactor.

          http://www.herrenknecht.com/en/functions/sitemap.html

          We can send a tunneling machine straight down with a corium-catcher funnel.. the tunneling machine can create a path of least resistance for the corium to follow.. the TBM backfills behind and races ahead until it gets too hot near HELL at 20,000' depth.

          ..build the frikkn extra breakwater-seawalls first !!


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          • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

            Like the idea of speeding up the process by letting them flow straight down but for some reason I think they may want to hang up in all the nooks and crannies from the liquefaction going on under the plant.

            I also think they may have already scattered far and wide by now. If that is the case then that is going to have to be one big massive hole needing to be drilled.

            Problem has been that any area these ladies go into becomes very/too Hot!

            These ladies seem to be/are just to Hot to Handle! :)


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            • 21stCentury 21stCentury

              I have some experience building and operating molten metal foundries..
              ..getting 3rd degree burns over 50% of me, and not going to the hospital.. healed myself up at grandma's house with sterile chickenfat and a Bible.. I didn't read the bible much, but it gave me something to look at sitting on the table across the room while I healed up without pain-meds.

              We can get a pretty good computer simulated picture of the coriums by adding enough layers of data..
              Flying drones in close proximity to grab gamma-vectors is very important to paint the corium portrait.
              ..but accuracy down to the last millimeter is a waste of time, that whole rectangular section of ground under that row of reactors needs to be flushed down like a toilet.


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              • sunpower

                While I welcome all the new blood getting down with it at Enenews, I see some questionable assumptions floating around as fact. IMHO, out of unsubstantiated assumptions, people often construct
                unworkable strategies. Then when strategies fail, there is a tendency for people to claim that nothing can be done to remedy Fukushima Daiichi, which belief is far from the truth and probably feeds into the malignant/idiotic plans of Tepco more than helps deal with reality.
                For example, what if any factual basis exists for the popular belief that Daiichi coriums are still traveling underground and burning themselves deeper and deeper?
                It is clear to most of us that melted fuel has burned down into, if not breached, concrete containment in four units (besides exploded out over the area, vaporized, etc). My question is why do so many well meaning people assume that Daiichi coriums have not behaved just like the only previous historical comparison at Chernobyl?


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                • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                  Sunpower, do you need some Vodka? We are drinking Vodka in volume.

                  Very good question and I am pretty sure this one is a little different for a myriad of reasons..


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                • 21stCentury 21stCentury

                  I'm all for using the existing barge cranes and a huge barge crane like the Left Coast Lifter to clear all the low-risk clutter out of the way first so we can get better access to the fuel pools and coriums.. then a decision can be made whether to try to haul it all off or do deep burial right there. If SPF4 collapses next week then it changes the entire strategy once again.. but no matter what happens, building another bigger breakwater should be going on right now.


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                  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                    According to all our expert US scientists we have nothing to worry about with SFP4.

                    In fact we should probably use some barges and then just chain all these spent fuel pools in all the lined up reactor buildings and then just yank them all down to the ground. We can then either pull them all directly into the ocean and/or we can just bring in the big dozers and push them all out of the way!

                    We need to get her done and everyone involved will have to sign our mandatory non liability clauses and contracts.

                    No worries!


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                    • sunpower

                      No thanks, there is already a trail of broken vodka bottles leading all the way back to Mayak and Chernobyl, tvaritch.

                      "According to all our expert US scientists we have nothing to worry about with SFP4" -Obewan
                      Really? I thought the FOIA documents on SFP4 showed the most knowledgeable US experts investigating Daiichi were saying just the opposite, that there was a zirc fire and catastrophe. What they actually said was we had better not let everyone know.
                      Groove on.


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                    • sunpower

                      To clarify, I agree with Hatrick Penry that SFP4 probably burned and melted the first week. That is what the statements by US experts do show. Given that situation- that the worst has already occurred in SFP4- almost none of the alarm over potential zirc fires there makes alot of sense. But of course neither does it make sense for Tepco to draw up a timetable for removing fuel rods or to continue hosing the site, which should instead be buried immediately under a grout storm.
                      Nevertheless because so many well meaning pundits are yacking about SFP4 without any understanding of the actual situation, sometimes I want to question people making fantasy statements like how the coriums continue to burn down and down into the earth. It almost makes what Tepco does with its fire hoses sound rational…when the truth is they are harming so much beginning with marine life. They are keeping the point source wide open and providing a medium of exchange.


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    • Cerviche

      Russians and a lifetime supply of vodka could do the trick


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    • Wynd Wynd

      just wanted to add that i always thing of Fukushima as a HE!
      and all those decaying sisters…well i call they decaying
      BROTHERS!

      enjoy your guidance here….just trying to keep from brain death
      looking at the news today!


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  • combomelt combomelt

    ENENEWS=TRUTH

    GENERAL PUBLIC=DUCK DYNASTY FANS

    SHEEPLE OF AMERICA ARE HALFWITTED DUMBASSES

    COVERUPS STARTED AT THE TOP ALL AROUND THE WORLD

    A POX ON YOUR HOUSES
    A MOX ON THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY
    HORMESIS IS ABSOLUTE BULLSHIT
    FUCK ALL Y'ALL THAT ARE LYING ABOUT THIS ELE
    TALKING HEADS THAT NEED A DIRTNAP IMMEDIATELY.
    START DECOMMISSIONING ALL NPP AND FACILITIES AROUND THE WORLD
    NO EXCUSES
    NO TIME LEFT
    GE BE DAMNED TO HELL
    THAT INCLUDES YOU IMMELT
    DIGUSTINGLY DONE WITH PRONUKERS AND DENIERS
    GET MAD PEOPLE OR NOTHING WILL CONTINUE TO BE THE NORM
    ROUGH JUSTICE FOR THE CONSPIRATORS AND LIARS
    CALM AND REASONED THINKING HAS GOTTEN NOTHING DONE AND ALLOWED THE CRIMINALS AT TEPCO TO DO NOTHING

    DONE WITH PC TALK

    PEOPLE HERE NEED TO GET MAD WITH ROUGH JUSTICE

    MASS MOBILIZATION OF MEN AND MATERIALS TO ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING BEFORE THE REACTORS COLLAPSE TO THE GROUND ON THE SPONGE EARTH THEY WERE BUILT ON.

    THE PACIFIC OCEAN IS DEAD
    ALL WATER ON THE PLANET WILL RECEIVE GE'S GIFT OF CONTAMINATION EVENTUALLY.

    ITS TIME FOR GE TO GO THE WAY OF THE DINOSAURS
    STRING THEM ALL UP IN THE TOWN SQUARE LIKE THEY DID THE BLACKWATER FOLKS ON THAT BRIDGE IN IRAQ.


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    • moonshellblue moonshellblue

      Simply stated it's too late even if we demand that all the nuke plants be de-commissioned the devils brew has been released and there is no known technology to store or clean up this mess. It goes against the laws of physics. So we can shout and scream but it won't change the mess we're in but if it gives one solace then so be it. To each their own.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Yes they have known and they have been clueless (over their heads) and they have tried to protect their interests and the public from any form of panic and that is the primary role of your government.

    Your paid for by forced taxation governments (plural) have a good on going gig running and any upset sheep and cattle banging up against any of the corral boards is not what they want or need.

    Best to shovel all those humans negatively affected through the preset medical treatment machine created to deal with such events while keeping plenty of taxes/profits still flowing up to all parties involved.


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  • Kassandra

    Fukushima contamination arrived long ago, via the jet stream, contaminating air, soil, fresh water, and coastlines via 'wet deposition,' aka rain.

    EG
    In June of 2012, researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Texas published for public review a power point presentation titled ‘US Particulate and Xenon Measurements Made Following the Fukushima Reactor Accident’ by. The researchers had used a SAUNA-II xenon measurement system in March and April of 2011 to measure noble gasses from Fukushima reaching the U.S. Pacific Northwest. The system measured Xenon-133 at 450,000 times background. The levels persisted for weeks. Xenon-133 emits beta particles (high intensity electrons) and gamma rays as it decays. Inhalation of Xenon poses a danger to human health.

    J. McIntyre, S. Biegalski, T. Bowyer, M. Copper, P. Eslinger, J. Hayes, D. Haas, H. Miley, J. Rishel, V. Woods (2011) ‘US Particulate and Xenon Measurements Made Following the Fukushima Reactor Accident’, http://www.batan.go.id/inge2011/file/day1/1650_mcintyre.pdf.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Yes and the created preset medical treatment machines are very, very busy…

    How much of our nation's GDP has to do with running this machine?


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  • captndano captndano

    300 tons of 'leak' that they somehow didn't notice? That's a mighty substantial leak, I'd say….


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  • Wynd Wynd

    they use 3's for everything it seems…

    300T
    300,000 LTRS

    3 Coriums

    all on the 3rd Month of March

    personally…i don't beleive a word they say!


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