Sunday, September 9, 2012

Another Interpretation of Fukushima

Majia here: I am reposting a comment made by an anonymous individual with some expertise in physics concerning Fukushima. I decided to post it because of Dr. Busby's comments, which I discussed yesterday:
The Blue Light. April 6, 2012 at 11:54 pm ·

[Excerpted] As I pointed out in another thread several physicists and I worked out how much ceasium137 is contained in spent fuel at Fukushima. We took into account average burn up of the fuel and decay since the fuel was removed from the reactors and several other factors.

The estimates for the amount of ceasium137 that has been released into the environment so far has been independently calculated to range from 10 to 60 kilograms. The spent fuel on site contains between 12500 to 16300 kilograms of ceasium137. A more accurate figure was impossible to calculate due to a lack of available data from TEPCO.

When all the other radionuclides are taken into account then life in places like Hawaii could become impossible, even a short term exposure could be fatal. This could also be true for any fallout hot spots in north america.

Countries like the United kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Norway and Sweden which are connected to Japan by the northern jet stream would also be gravely effected.

Within a year, global background radiation levels would rise by as much as a factor of thirty.

This would truly be a global disaster.

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