Friday, January 10, 2014

A Talk About Fukushima & The Cost of Media's Incompetence

Tepco made Fukushima plant into a "machine for generating radioactive water . Much more than 300 tons of contaminated water a day entering Pacific from Fukushima Data's been "cooked" all along , Japan Gov't - 600 tons of groundwater enters ocean each day at plant — NYTimes — It's polluting North Asia — Oceans have no boundary . 60 billion becquerels of strontium and cesium claimed to be flowing to 'outer ocean' each day .

Scientists measured 2,000 trillion becquerels of Cs-137 in one study area . Study Up to 900 trillion becquerels of strontium-90 into ocean from Fukushima plant — "Direct discharges of cooling water" . Gov't, TEPCO claim radiation releases down to 200 million becquerels per hour, 80% lower than July — Then admit it's just an estimate "because the exact emission levels cannot be accurately measured"

Nuclear Physicist Most of the fallout from plutonium-containing MOX fuel will drop on U.S., unless very strong winds take it elsewhere . NRC team's initial impressions were that Spent Fuel Pool No. 3 might not be there after seeing photos from different perspective .

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