Vietnam finds Uranium-238 in sample of pine needles — 4,000 km away from Fukushima

Published: April 11th, 2011 at 10:11 am ET


Strongest radioactive cloud covers Vietnam, VOV News, April 11, 2011:

A radioactive cloud from the quake-damaged Fukushima reactor explosions in Japan was said to have reached Vietnam in late April 9. …

Cs-134 was found in the pine needle samples (which are often used to indicate radioactive pollution in the atmosphere and vegetation) in addition to the isotopes Be-7, K -40, U-238, Th-232 and Cs-137 but the level of Cs-134 was very low and does not affect human health.

Read the report here.

Published: April 11th, 2011 at 10:11 am ET


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12 comments to Vietnam finds Uranium-238 in sample of pine needles — 4,000 km away from Fukushima

  • xdrfox

    No cloud had reached this far down, so this must be to contamination from the circulating the globe.

  • Afu


    At last something reasonable coming out of Xdrfox.


  • skizxq

    some of Japan is lower than Vietnam, no?

    • xdrfox

      Viet Nam is below china, there is no North or South there now, but Ho Chi Minh City, old name Saigon is in The old South region. I have lived and been to these country’s
      But the reason I mentioned is that this is getting very close to the Equator meaning it will be in Southern hemisphere shortly if not already !

  • xdrfox

    Well you are consistent, still a ars !
    Have you had your birthday and turned 12 yet ?

    I see your Gov. is still claiming no radiation from Chernobyl hit your country while every country around France did, and will not release heath statistics of it’s people, how is the business there of making MOX fuels these days ?
    France derives over 75% of its electricity from nuclear energy. This is due to a long-standing policy based on energy security.
    France is the world’s largest net exporter of electricity due to its very low cost of generation, and gains over EUR 3 billion per year from this.
    France has been very active in developing nuclear technology. Reactors and fuel products and services are a major export.
    It is building its first Generation III reactor and planning a second.
    About 17% of France’s electricity is from recycled nuclear fuel.

    Now why would France want to shoot themselves in the foot with the very bad side of nuclear energy and jeopardize the profitable economy !

    The ship was loaded with 15 tons of uranium-plutonium mixed-oxide fuel, or MOX fuel

  • xdrfox

    Ship of fools sails off laden with nuclear fuel

    Greenpeace has expressed dismay that France may soon ship recycled nuclear fuel to Japan through Pacific waters.

  • happy la

    U238 is DEPLETED URANIUM, they have been getting dosed ever since the Iraq war started in 2003.

  • U238 DU is a great way to KILL MUSLIMS and the future of them.

    • j johnson

      U238 DU is, i assure you, does not discriminate between muslim and christian and athiest. neither should you.

    • Rompecoglioni

      Agree! but we need some more efficient solution for this useless brainwashed creatures MF’s.In 1933 Judea declared war against Germany, what a joke, it end up with the Hollocaust as you and me know, but the worst thing will be with this ragheads and they still don’t realised or wake up what will happen to them if they fuck up with us. It will be The Hollocaust part 2, because they are semites also. We helped the Jews during the WW2 and after but who will be willing to help this brainless or shithead people? They are against everybody and have no help from nowhere exept Mohamed so called the profet, who will not give a fuck. Has been dead for more than a millenium.

      • Gabe

        Well everyone seems to give a fuck about that crucified hippie. Stupid motherfuckers like you need to bury yourself in a hole and die—at least youll benefit the earth as a fertilizer. These people are rightfully pissed because we have been lobbing bombs and shells all over their country for years. I can assure you if the Chinese invaded i would be one of those “American Insurgents” who has been “mortaring the bases of our brave fighting men and women”. Yeah, and i also eat babies and kick old people. Fucking grow up you piece of shit, your Islamaphobia will not be tolerated in the near future. But i can see your position, a poor, defensless little American CRY BABY whining about how the big bad Muslims are gonna eat him for breakfast.