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Is Fukushima Now Ten Chernobyls into the Sea?

Is Fukushima Now Ten Chernobyls into the Sea?

New readings show levels of radioisotopes found up to 30 kilometers offshore from the on-going crisis at Fukushima are ten times higher than those measured in the Baltic and Black Seas during Chernobyl. “When it comes to the oceans, says Ken Buesseler, a chemical oceonographer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, “the impact of Fukushima exceeds...
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Fukushima Could Be Worse — And It Will Be

Fukushima Could Be Worse — And It Will Be

UPDATED – 30 APRIL with the confirmation of the senior Japanese advisor that all three reactors have melted down: Crossposted from ex-skf’s blog  with a H/T to Francisco Gonzalez. http://ex-skf.blogspot.com/2011/04/fukushima-i-nuke-plant-japan-nuclear.html F-Daiichi is releasing 154 teraBecquerels of radionuclide particulate matter a day.  Almost all of the reports repeat the statement that Fukushima has (so-far) released only about...
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Protective Response to Radioactive Fallout from Fukushima

The latest news from Fukushima is that the core in one reactor has melted through the floor of the containment vessel and the battle appears to be lost. In addition, radioactive strontium has been found in five soil samples and radiation over 3,000 times the safe level has been detected in the sea...
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Is Fukushima About To Blow?

Is Fukushima About To Blow?

Conditions at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant are deteriorating and the doomsday scenario is beginning to unfold. On Sunday, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) officials reported that the levels of radiation leaking into seawater at the Unit 2 reactor were 100,000 times above normal, and the airborne radiation measured 4-times higher than government limits....
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