Ex-SKF Tells Us:
(Now They Tell Us) 1,590 Microsieverts/Hr in Futaba-machi, #Fukushima on March 12, 2011, Before Reactor 1 Explosion, and Vent, Not Explosion, May Have Caused High Radiation
Majia here: Much of the supposed data we have on Fukushima fallout comes from scientific studies that used computers to ESTIMATE fallout based on input data provided by Tepco and gleaned from the carefully censored SPEEDI data.
One has to wonder how many scientific studies out there with computer generated estimates are flawed because the INPUTS were grossly UNDER-ESTIMATED, both deliberately and accidentally by scientists working with Tepco and Speedi data.
The new data provided by Ex-SKF state that radiation levels exceeded 1.5 millisieverts an hour in Futaba Machi.
Levels like that are deadly serious.
It is sickening that computer-generated estimates of fallout will be used to deny that adverse health effects were caused by exposure.
The best data are from studies that actually MEASURED contamination.
Here is one example of an EMPIRICAL STUDY that MEASURED Radio-Xenon in the Pacific Northwest.
Justin McIntyre, Steve Biegalski, Ted Bowyer, Matt Copper, Paul Eslinger, Jim Hayes, Derek Haas, Harry Miley, J.P. Rishel, Vincent Woods “US Particulate and Xenon Measurements Made Following the Fukushima Reactor Accident. Available http://www.batan.go.id/inge2011/file/day1/1650_mcintyre.pdf. (These findings were also published in peer reviewed scientific journals -- see bottom of this post for citations).
THIS STUDY FOUND found radioxenon levels in the Pacific Northwest 450,000X normal for over a month.
Radioactive gasses are not good for your body. They emit beta particles and gamma when they decay.
How much radiation was really released? How much radiation is STILL BEING RELEASED with the ONGOING FISSION ACTIVITY AT THE PLANT?
Yes I know I'm shouting but I'm absolutely furious that the worst environmental disaster in human history is being HIDDEN FROM VIEW with both the knowing and also UNWITTING complicity of scientists.
Xenon Gas and Lethal Doses by Inhalation: 400.8 Million Lethal Doses
(this site is in French so I used Google translate)
The AIPR or International Association for the Protection Against Ionizing Radiation posted this on Nov 4 (please note it is translated from the French)
"The program "semi formalized" in Fukushima of 1.67 E19 Bq 133 Xe gas have meant the spread of 2.411 kg. This emission is equivalent in terms of internal radiation lung 400.8 million in potentially lethal doses by inhalation. As shown, 2.4 kg of material having the power to kill only transient 400 million people, the Xenon 133 is classified as very low radiotoxic. It's not beautiful science!
"The Xe 133 has a half-life of 5.244 days. It decreases in beta mode with a decay constant of 1.52985 s-1 E-6. (Ln (2) / T1 / 2 ie 0.693147 / 5.244 * 24 * 60 * 60 = 1.52985 E-6. ) The specific activity of E15 6.9271 Bq / g E05 Ci/gr.- -1.872 (6.0221415 E 23 / 133 * 1.5299 = 6.9271 E-06 E15 Bq / gr.) The inhalation dose factor is of 1.20 E-10 Sv / Bq.
A lethal dose by inhalation of 5 Sievert E-06 weighs 6.02 gr. (6, o2 micrograms), E10 is 4.17 Bq. One gram of 133 Xe has provided 166,249 potentially lethal doses. Fukushima has released about 2411 grams of the radioactive element has so far scattered in the environment the innocent and very low radiotoxic equivalent of 400.8 million lethal doses."
•S. Biegalski, et al., US Particulate and Xenon Measurements Made Following the Fukushima Reactor Accident, accepted for publication in Jour. of Envir Radioactivity, 2011
•T. Bowyer, et al., Elevated Radioxenon Detected Remotely Following the Fukushima Nuclear Accident. Jour. of Envir. •Radioactivity 102 (7):681-687. doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2011.04.009
•P. Eslinger, et al., Source Term Estimation of Radioxenon Released from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Reactors Using Measured Air Concentrations and Atmospheric Transport Modeling, to be submitted in Jour. of Envir. Radioactivity, 2011